Goodie Nation is eliminating the Relationship Gap that stands in the way of success for far too many promising entrepreneurs, especially those who are people of color, women, or aren’t located in coastal financial centers. We support 250+ diverse founders that are graduates from accelerators and similar programs with international efforts to connect them to strong networks for coaching, customers, capital, and talent.
The Relationship Gap is defined as the lack of connection between entrepreneurs and “strong networks” – those that are influenced by graduates from top colleges and employees from top companies. This means these entrepreneurs have less robust networks to draw upon, yes, for capital. But it also means they have fewer people to draw upon for advice, customers, talent, and professional development. Unfortunately, diverse entrepreneurs (Black, Latinx, and women) are less likely to be connected to strong networks than their counterparts.
For those diverse founders that graduate from accelerators and similar programs, Goodie Nation promises a community that will hold them accountable for making progress, while also developing them as leaders and as humans.
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Techstars Foundation will match 5% of what you give! As a member of the Techstars network, your support is key to supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs. Learn more about Accelerate Equity.
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