Not specfically for queer entrepreneurs, EnrichHER is a funding portal set up to leverage additional sources of capital beyond banks and accredited investors by handling funding sources from accredited and non-accredited sources
Startup52X is focused on grooming extraordinary startup founders to launch highly successful and profitable ventures. We especially like teams that have at least ONE founder from underrepresented communities in tech. These include people of color, women, entrepreneurs who are – veterans, with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQ, etc. We hope to increase diversity in startup and tech spaces while launching outstanding ventures.
Not specifically for queer entrepreneurs, digitalundivided (DID) takes an innovative approach to economic empowerment by encouraging women of color (WOC) to own their economic security through entrepreneurship. Based in Atlanta, DID is the primary pipeline for WOC into innovation-focused entrepreneurship, helping founders raise over $25 million in outside funding.
Not specifically for queer entrepreneurs, Techstars accepts 300 companies per year into their accelerator program. Accelerator programs are located throughout the US, and there is an "anywhere" option.
Not specifically for queer entrerpreneurs, XXelerate Fund supports high-performing women entrepreneurs leading growth companies by working to create access to the financing that growing in-revenue businesses need, and the financial education, mentorship, and peer support necessary to scale efficiently and profitably.
Pipeline Angels is changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs. Program locations include Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, DC, Detroit, LA, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, NYC, Oakland, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Juan (Puerto Rico), Seattle, and Silicon Valley.
According the them, "less than 10% of all venture capital deals go to women, People of Color, and LGBT founders. Other VCs see this as a pipeline problem. We see it as the biggest opportunity in investment.Backstage Capital has invested $5M in 100 companies led by underrepresented founders."
Not specifically for queer entrepreneurs, but they are "aiming to build a bigger table in the world of venture capital, investing early-stage and focusing primarily on businesses founded and led by women of color and those from underrepresented groups."
Not specifically focused on queer entrepreneurs, they claim to "seek entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, especially people of color, women and other groups that have been historically underrepresented."
The organization is "committed to convening queer women in technology (and our allies) in a vibrant and inclusive community. We work together to promote the visibility and inclusion of women, LGBTQ people, and people from other backgrounds under-represented in technology. If you work to move this mission forward, we want you on our team. Nobody ‘has to be’ a lesbian to be in this community."
Affinity Magazine is a "quarterly print and digital publication focused exclusively on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business community, as well as America’s top organizations with a commitment to LGBT equality."
The SFLGBT Center supports local San Francisco area by "assisting LGBTQ entrepreneurs through a variety of programs including one-on-one counseling, an innovative rapid credit-building microloan, workshops on access to capital preparation, and referrals to our vast small business development network.
The organization "Open For Business is a coalition of leading global companies dedicated to LGBT+ inclusion. Our task is to present the business rationale on global LGBT+ inclusion: successful, enterprising businesses thrive in diverse, inclusive societies and the spread of anti-LGBT+ policies runs counter to the interests of business and economic growth."