We’re here because we believe everyone deserves an equal chance at success.

Team

We will not rest until every LGBTQ+ entrepreneur has the support and the resources they need to fairly compete in today’s business world.

Allison Wright (she/her)

Programs

Brian Richardson (he/him)

CEO

Chris Davidson (he/him)

Growth Lab

Christa Kilday (she/her)

Marketing

Daniel Anzueto (All Pronouns)

Community & Volunteer

Danielle Wiggins (she/her)

Programs

Irene Tang (she/they)

Data and Insights

Jake Hannigan (he/him)

Programs

Jennifer Dawson (they/she)

People

Tarik Perkins (he/him)

Programs

Kat Lê (she/her)

Community

Yanira Borges (she/her)

Systems

Board of Directors

StartOut is the champion for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, promoting the successes of our community, and researches the economic impact of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.

Mohit Jolly (he/him)

Co-Chair

Genesis Garcia (she/her)

Vice Chair / Governance

Alexandra Tanner (she/her)

Secretary

Lorine Pendleton (she/her)

Audit Chair

Brent Reinhard (he/him)

Treasurer

JT Batson (he/him)

Chris Fraley (he/him)

Carla Hendra (she/her)

Hernan Lopez (he/him)

Emily Miller (she/her)

Joseph Schneier (he/him)

Lorenzo Thione (he/him)

Joseph Varner (he/him)

Former Board Chairs

Chris Young (he/him)

Chair Emeritus

Vivienne Ming (she/her)

Chair Emerita

Chris Sinton (he/him)

Chair Emeritus

Patrick Grosso (he/him)

Chair Emeritus

An enormous thank you to all of our members, mentors, programming board members and volunteers who support each other every single day. Without you we couldn’t do our work.

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Almost every LGBTQ+ entrepreneur has encountered unequal access to key resources needed to advance their business.