Under-represented founders lead 40% of all startups, yet receive less than 5% of venture capital. At Startup Runway, together we turn this funding gap into an onramp. We competitively select startups to pitch in front of investors four times a year, twice in Atlanta, and twice in Chicago. Pitch winners receive a $10,000 grant. Join us!

Meet Showcase 7 Finalists (Our Latest Cohort)

Andy Okala

Umama Kibria

Danielle Major

Hannah Eherenfeldt

Mary Kopczynski, J.D/Ph.D.

India Aleah Hayes

Courtney "Coko" Eason

Cassy Gibson

Joel Nkounkou

Bobby Gilbert

-Presenting Sponsor-

-Community Award Sponsor-

The Judges

Joann Chen

Partner at Equal Opportunity Ventures

Tanguy Chau

VC General Partner

Andrew Dorman

Partner, Knoll Ventures

Jenny Fielding

Managing Director, Techstars NYC+SF

Nyra Jordan

Social Impact Investment Director, American Family Institute

Aaron Hurst

Managing Director, Endeavor Atlanta

Robin Bienfait

Partner, Valor Ventures

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