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StartOut Growth Lab is a startup accelerator that offers top quality mentoring, education, and networking opportunities for young companies that happen to be founded or co-founded by LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. The Lab was founded in 2017 and is run by StartOut, the largest nonprofit organization for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, in partnership with DLA Piper and Comcast NBCUniversal.
Since our founding, the 56 graduated companies that have raised $592M in funding and created over 3,450+ new jobs. Those numbers are a testament to the quality of entrepreneurs we accept and the extent of the resources we offer to them. We are making a real impact promoting diversity within startup communities across the nation.
StartOut Growth Lab (“SGL”) hosts a new virtual cohort of early-stage companies every six months. The next cohort will start in July 2022. Up to seven companies are selected for each cohort. Think your company has what it takes?
A virtual community of LGBTQ+ founders who support and motivate one another.
Mentoring from our entrepreneur-in-residence and direct access to StartOut Experts.
Free legal consultations from DLA Piper.
Monthly digital lunch & learns with guest experts covering a broad range of topics presented by founders, experienced professionals, and investors.
Founders only “Lonely at the Top” meetings to discuss founder issues in a small, supportive and safe space.
A graduation event at the end of your term to celebrate your successes with the StartOut community.