Startupfest's Inclusion Initiative

The Inclusion Initiative is back!

The Inclusion Initiative offers underrepresented groups in tech discounted passes for Startupfest.

In 2018, we launched the Startupfest Inclusion Initiative; a program dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs from underserved and underrepresented communities to the opportunities they need and deserve. We’re setting aside discounted tickets for entrepreneurs who may face socio-economic barriers that prevent or discourage them from participating in events like Startupfest, and/or are from groups often less represented on the world startup stages. 

Since introducing the Startupfest Inclusion Initiative five years ago, we’ve welcomed hundreds of founders worldwide to our events and witnessed them win hundreds of thousands of dollars through our investment prize competitions. 

Startupfest and our partners are pleased to offer passes at a 90% discount ( $50 commitment fee). Complete our online application form to be considered for an Inclusion pass.

Connecting entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented communities to equal opportunities

Applications for the 2024 Inclusion Initiative are now closed. 

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