- 500 Startups
No specifically for queer entrepreneurs, their 500 Seed Program, based in San Francisco, offers educational and mentorship help and some cash for startups.
- Adapt Ventures
They invest globally and make decisions fast. They come in as early as the Family &
Friends round and follow-on in subsequent rounds. Focus: Early stage companies | companies led by women, BIPOC, people ages 50+, and LGBTQ+, sector Agnostic with a focus on Fintech, Enterprise, SaaS, and Consumer.
- Backstage Accelerators
This accelerator program helps underrepresented founders (including queer entrepreneurs) in Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, and London. Connected to Backstage Capital.
- Digital Undivided (DID)
Not specifically for queer entrepreneurs, digital undivided (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.
- The Discovery Fund
The Discovery Fund was created to support entrepreneurs who are building solutions for financial inclusion. They focus on supporting entrepreneurs who are building solutions for financial inclusion, pre-seed
and seed stage companies, underrepresented founders, primarily serving US
Not specifically for queen entrepreneurs, DivInc is an accelerator program for women and people of color based in Austin, program requires to be on site for 30-40 hours per week.
- Founder Gym
Not specifically for queer entrepreneurs, fee-based ($2,000 tuition) online training program for underrepresented founders on how to raise money to scale their tech startups.
The Gaingels network combines the most accomplished founders and investors committed to supporting the portfolio. Through the power of our network, founders are connected to a valuable, global network of LGBT/Ally investors, gaining access to capital, investors’ business acumen and contacts. Focus is LGBTQ+ founders, sector agnostic, and late seed through Pre-IPO stage.
- Lightship Accelerator
A 12-week program driving inclusive acceleration, education, and opportunity for minority and female tech founders. We enhance ecosystems nationwide with remarkable, scalable companies traditional investors often overlook. Focused on underrepresented founders , CPG, e-commerce, sustainability, AI, and healthcare startups, early stage companies.
- Lunar Startups
Lunar Startups is building inclusive entrepreneurial experiences with underinvested founders at the center, focusing on growth, connection, and innovation for CEOS who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, women, and non-binary. Focused on underinvested founders and tech-enabled or consumer-focused companies.
The Portfolia Rising America Fund invests directly in early stage and growth companies in the US where people of color and LGBTQ investors see opportunity for returns and market impact. Focus is early stage companies people of color and LGBTQ, industry agnostic.
- SoGal Ventures
SoGal Ventures is the first women-led, next generation venture capital firm. Focus is diverse founders. startups based in the US, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Africa, and startups building the future of how we live, work, and stay healthy.
- StartOUT Growth Lab
6 month program located in San Francisco supporting LGBTQ founders.
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, Techstars accepts 300 companies per year into their accelerator program. Accelerator programs are located throughout the US, and there is an "anywhere" option.
We can help transgender and non-binary entrepreneurs form and grown viable businesses with our large and supportive network of customers and suppliers.
- XXelerate Fund
Not specifically for queer entrepreneurs, 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.