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Founded in 2018 by local venture capitalists, Chicago:Blend is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in Chicago’s venture capital and startup community. We publish annual data to measure diversity across the tech ecosystem, provide DEI resources to VCs and their portfolio companies, and have a four-month fellowship program to help underrepresented, aspiring VCs break into venture. 

+Techstars Foundation

Chicago:Blend was nominated by Jeremy Shure at Grasshopper Bank. He was an early supporter of the Chicago:Blend vision of advancing Chicago’s ecosystem and has served as an informal advisor in the organization’s early days. Make a gift of any amount and the Techstars Foundation will match 20% of what you and many others give! You are key to building an inclusive ecosystem of entrepreneurs and VCs. Learn more about Accelerate Equity

Techstars Foundation is a donor-advised fund managed by the Community Foundation Boulder County. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your tax receipt will come directly from the Community Foundation. You have three options for making your gift:

  1. Mail a check with Techstars Foundation in the memo line to:
    Community Foundation Boulder County
    1123 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302
  2. Make a stock gift or include Techstars Foundation in your estate plans by contacting the Community Foundation’s Philanthropic Services team. Anyone on our team can send you wire instructions. If you would like to make a gift of mutual funds, or restricted or closely held securities, please call us at 303.442.0436 for instructions.
  3. Make your online gift now using the form below.

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