News from Top Underrepresented Founders / Startup Runway Finalists

7th Startup Runway Showcase Recap

The 7th Startup Runway Showcase on October 8–the kick-off event in October’s startup ecosystem Atlanta experience culminating in Venture Atlanta–was the most competitive yet. 10 Finalists, all underrepresented founders, were selected from 600 applications and six states. 

How to Mentor at Startup Runway

Mentoring at Startup Runway takes half an afternoon, and tilts the trajectory of an under-represented founder upwards for the life of their business. Here’s how you do it.

Spring 2019 AMFam Prize Winner Civic Dinners Partners with Coca-Cola, Facebook

Civic Dinners, winner of the $10,000 Community Choice grant sponsored by the AmFamInstitute, recently achieved some amazing accomplishments since winning the prize earlier this year. The company recently partnered with...

Techstars Impact Class of 2019 Welcomes Startup Runway Finalist Don’t Get Mad Get Paid

Don’t Get Mad Get Paid has recently been selected to join Techstars Impact class of 2019! As part of the program, Don’t Get Mad Get Paid will work extensively with...

Atlanta Startup Runway Doubles Grants Thanks to Cox Enterprises, American Family Institute

Startup Runway Foundation, the nonprofit behind the largest pitch competition in the United States for under-represented startup founders, doubles its grant-making capacity from $10 to $20k this year thanks to…

Startup Runway 2017 Finalist Acivilate Receives Grant to Deploy App in Gwinnett County

Startup Runway is a 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the top 10% of women- and minority-led startups across the Southeast and connecting them with sophisticated investors who understand early-stage…

Startup Runway Finalist Mixtrox lands $1m in funding!

Today former Startup Runway Finalist Mixtroz announced they received one million dollar in funding from Bronze Valley a new Birmingham, AL based non-profit aimed at supporting diversity in technology. According…

Startup Runway Finalist “Homecooked” Releases First App

Homecooked was one of the audience’s favorites at our Fall 2018 Showcase this past week. Homecooked is a social dining platform that organizes meals with small groups of people that…

The Labz Winner of the Startup Runway Fall 2018 $10,000 Grant

Startup Runway #5 featured incredible startups at the edge of innovation in cloud computing, blockchain, healthcare, and government supply chain.

Submit your application for our Spring 2019 Showcase today!

Startup Runway is focused on supporting companies with the most diverse founding teams, but everyone is welcome to apply. We make our assessment based on three distinct aspects: team diversity,…

Former Startup Runway Finalists honorCode & LawnTap Have a Year of Firsts

Startup Runway is a 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the top 10% of women- and minority-led startups across the Southeast and connecting them with sophisticated investors who understand early-stage…

Startup Runway: Where Are They Now? PART 4: Mixtroz

Startup Runway is a 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the top 10% of women- and minority-led startups across the Southeast and connecting them with sophisticated investors who understand early-stage…

Startup Runway: Where Are They Now? PART 3: Impactive & Usit

Startup Runway is a 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the top 10% of women- and minority-led startups across the Southeast and connecting them with sophisticated investors who understand early…

Download the Startup Runway Flyer

Help top minority and women-led startups under the radar find free capital. Here’s a flyer to distribute at your co-working spot, coffee shop, or incubator about our $10,000 grant.

Startup Runway: Where Are They Now? PART 2: Bandwagon

Startup Runway is a 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the top 10% of women- and minority-led startups across the Southeast and connecting them with sophisticated investors who understand early-stage…