Starting a business takes more than launching a web site, renting a storefront or discovering the secret recipe for blue crystal meth.
And succeeding requires much more than an appearance on Shark Tank (well, typically).
That’s why we’re excited about StartOut, a national nonprofit dedicated to creating great business leaders by fostering the skills and business acumen of LGBT entrepreneurs via 57 annual events and a pool of more than 5,200 participants nationwide.
Since 2009, the organization has helped entrepreneurs find co-founders, employees and mentors, as well as provide funding to build or grow their companies.
Currently, there are chapters in Austin, Boston, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with developing chapters in Chicago and Denver. Events take place in even more cities.
Membership starts at just $95 or contact StartOut to find out more about how you can participate in the future of LGBT business and mentor or become one of the next great leaders.
We may start a new business ourselves. As long as we get one of those really cool neon OPEN signs.
And a cash register full of 20s.