Founder Program Scholarships
While all of our program costs are offset by generous donors, we offer additional scholarship opportunities to LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs interested in participating in our Founder Program for whom becoming a Giving Member may be inaccessible. As a reminder, as part of the Founder Program, founders get full support through expert office hours, mentorship, access to investors, and networking opportunities.
We are proud to offer free 12 month memberships to our Founder Program for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs who have been historically underrepresented, underserved, and underestimated within our community. We want to ensure that all LGBTQ+ founders can inspire generations to come. This is one step of many in leveling the playing field and moving toward economic empowerment.
- 12-month scholarship for Latinx/ Hispanic founders (thanks to the support of the eBay Foundation)
- 12-month scholarship for Women/Non-Binary founders
- 12-month scholarship for Black founders
We also offer 6-month scholarships to founders who can demonstrate financial need.
Please complete the Founder Application for consideration. To apply to the Founder Program, complete the application at community.startout.org. At the end of the application, you will be able to select the scholarship you would like to be considered for.
Thank you to our generous Sponsors for making these Empowerment Initiatives a reality