StartOut is very excited about this unique partnership with SVB in order to provide a dedicated mentor to any SVB employee willing to advance their career and to offer SVB employees the opportunity to become mentors by supporting LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.

Whether you seek a mentor to help your career get to the next level, or want to give back and gain new perspectives while coaching an entrepreneur, joining our 6-month mentorship program is certain to be a rewarding experience.

StartOut’s commitment to you: We do our very best to match you with a mentor or mentee well suited to your needs and expertise within 30 days of submission. If initially we do not find a strong match, we will continue searching on your behalf until we find the right connection for you.

What we ask of you: A successful match is dependent on a thoughtful application, so please answer your mentorship form with care. Once you have been matched, we ask that both parties be responsive to one another and schedule a minimum of two hours per month to work together.

I am so proud to be a StartOut mentee! Being an entrepreneur can sometimes feel isolating when you’re first starting out. Working with a StartOut mentor helped me develop my project management skills, identify knowledge gaps that a founder needs to know, and find new strategic partnerships.