StartOut is the leading national non-profit focused on supporting LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. StartOut’s mission is to accelerate the growth of the LGBTQ+ community to drive its economic empowerment, building a world where every LGBTQ+ entrepreneur has equal access to lead, succeed, and shape the workforce of the future.
Founded in 2009, StartOut is a global community of over 25K members and is the largest organization supporting LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. We serve all growth entrepreneurs of the LGBTQ+ community regardless of ethnicity, identity, or gender. Our membership is diverse in gender, race, identity, geographic location, and industries. To level the playing field and have measurable impact, we offer a highly subsidized suite of very successful programs to founders, including our investor portal, the StartOut Growth Lab (our 6-month accelerator), a mentorship program with over 1,000 matches to date, expert office hours, virtual and in-person events nationwide, and community building.
StartOut is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging both within our own organization and within the LGBTQ+ and entrepreneurial communities. This includes inclusive hiring practices, an organizational commitment to equitable and inclusive conduct (outlined in our Code of Conduct,) and initiatives and programs to increase equitable outcomes, especially for female-identified, BIPOC and Trans/GNC community members.
Additionally, StartOut is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, neurotype, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. In order to promote and support diversity at every level, this policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, outside vendors, members and customers, service clients, use of contractors and consultants, and dealings with the general public.
As a StartOut Program Manager, you will be in charge of managing our Investor Portal and Access to Capital initiatives, leveraging our successful programs and thus directly increasing the impact of our community.
As part of a small but highly effective team to advance the economic empowerment of the LGBTQ+ community, you will be also responsible for the success of our founder member fundraising engagement initiatives: onboarding, customer service, investor introductions and impact measurement.
In brief, you are in charge of the overall happiness/ satisfaction of a diverse group of founder members.
Connecting our founder members and growth entrepreneurs to their most relevant source of capital (VCs, angel investors, accelerators, CDFIs, crowdfunding platforms, and any other funding source that may be beneficial to our community). Facilitating introductions between these investors and our Founder Members through the support of your team of associates in order to increase access to funding for our members. Growing a large and diverse pool of investors that can meet the needs of our Founder Members for venture capital.
Interacting with Founders:
Interacting with Investors:
Interacting with Partners:
Managing the A2C Program Team:
Reports to: Director of Programs
Manages: Program Associate, Access to Capital
This is a fully remote position but may require occasional travel, approximately 2 - 3x per year. Applicants must be based in the US and StartOut is unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.
$60,000 - $75,000 annually depending on experience
$5000 annual bonus depending on team and individual KPI performance
Unlimited time off
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Professional development stipend