Make a Social Impact Pledge
Your pledge today changes the world tomorrow.
Our values inspire us to take action. From the first days of Techstars, we’ve been proud of the fact that the power of the network is recharged when we #givefirst. Today, the data demonstrates that we have better returns when we are inclusive and invest in people and ideas worldwide. Our values and our long-term success go hand-in-hand.
Another way we take action on our values is by helping portfolio companies understand environmental, social, and governance risks and opportunities for impact early on. The ESG team helps founders understand their options for mitigating climate change, improving social impact, becoming a B Corp, sorting through the UN SDGs, and more.
At the formation stage, the most important thing a company can do is commit to future action even if you can’t do everything (or anything) right now. The reality is you’re really busy growing your company. But you want to attract investors, exceptional employees, and loyal customers who share your values. Joining the Pledge 1% movement is a great way to make that commitment real, and it can lead to real impact.
Your cause, your giving vehicle, your timeline. We’re here to help you navigate the details as your company grows.
Use this form to document your pledge. You do not need to decide all of the details, just get started.