What we're about

StartOut Rising gives cities that aren't already StartOut Chapters the ability to come together and network through the StartOut community.

StartOut connects and educates LGBTQ entrepreneurs to empower great leaders and businesses. Our goal is create jobs and prosperity for LGBTQ individuals and for the local communities in which they do business, and to be recognized and respected for our contributions.

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Did you know we have an online platform for LGBTQ entrepreneurs? We offer mentorship, access to capital, expert office hours, online networking, and more. Be sure to check us out at https://startout.online/SORDC

How becoming a startout.org member can help you:

Access to Expertise: We facilitate a 6-month mentorship program, office hours with Startup Experts and a physical accelerator program - Growth Lab - in San Francisco.

Networking Opportunities: Through connections to other entrepreneurs and investors via an online community The Forum and on online directory The Network as well as in-person events including the new LGBTQ Startups program.

Visibility for LGBTQ startups: especially when they are actively fundraising. We have a network of 70+ accredited investors looking at investment opportunities within our community Investor Portal. The Showcase is another opportunity to share successes with the StartOut community and find inspiration in the achievements of other LGBTQ entrepreneurs.

Upcoming events (2)

StartOut Rising DC: February Happy Hour and Networking Meetup

Come join our monthly StartOut Rising DC Meetup! Grab a beverage, and connect and network with fellow LGBTQ entrepreneurs, startup founders, and people interested in this community. Check out startout.org for more details on the national organization. We are excited to see everyone there!

StartOut Rising DC: March Happy Hour and Networking Meetup

Come join our monthly StartOut Rising DC Meetup! Grab a beverage, and connect and network with fellow LGBTQ entrepreneurs, startup founders, and people interested in this community. Check out startout.org for more details on the national organization. We are excited to see everyone there!

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