Venture for T.H.E.M. (Tech High-Performers & Entrepreneurial Minorities) is a startup accelerator & social enterprise for early-stage Black and Latino entrepreneurs. We aim to provide financial capital, mentorship, and peer-to-peer collaboration.
The structure of our program specifically includes a 4-month cohort duration from March to June, and within those four months, our Cohort Fellows receive 1-to-1 mentors, they receive a non-dilutive investment of $1,500 guaranteed (but can increase with more fund allocation) and they are invited to monthly personalized workshops on topics such as branding, fundraising, and managing mental health as entrepreneurs.
Our mission of "invest in a better tomorrow" emphasizes the importance of empowering diverse entrepreneurs - which creates a ripple effect of opportunities for not only startups and investors, but for each of us. We are all users who benefit from their innovation and life-changing technology
TO BRIDGE THE GAP FOR
BLACK & BROWN ENTREPRENEURS
CHECK THE STATS...
Only 1.92% Tech Execs are Black and 3.11% are Latino
(Open MIC, 2017)
Black & Latino founders only received 3% of
$147 Billion venture cap deal volume
in the past year
Black & Latino investors make up
4% of the venture capital industry
(BLCK VC, 2021)
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OUR WORKSHOPS: Founder FRidays
BALancING it all
BEING THE CHANGE
OUR BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
OUR MAIN EVENT: VENTUREPALOOZA
"The #1 Mixer in DC for the Startup Community!"
OUR FUTURE + PRODUCT: FUND.FWD
Fund.FWD is a funding discovery & management mobile application developed especially for minority entrepreneurs to track opportunities such as grants, pitch competitions, accelerators, and VC funding.
Users can also request to submit opportunities that they are either hosting or have discovered and would like to share with the community.
Fund.FWD creates your personalized dashboard to track all potential funds and acquired capital through our immense repository of resources to help further your early-stage startup!
OUR WINS: WHAT HAVE WE ACCOMPLISHED?
1) Since our launch in January 2022, we have invested over $10,000+ into underestimated startup founders
2) Launched our #FounderFridays workshops with over 100+ attendees
3) Hosted social events such as Venturepalooza to connect 100+ diverse entrepreneurs, investors, and other industry professionals.
4) Invited to share our traction with The White House, JPMorgan Chase, The Executive Leadership Council, and the 56th Grand Boule in The Bahamas
OUR IMPACT: COHORT TESTIMONIALS
"People saw my business more often, I met a wonderful business coach (Wendy), and I lost the mentality that no accelerators wanted me.. It was great for my confidence."
-Malcolm Lee, Gabb Global (Cohort 1)
"The resources that were sent to apply to other grants and the zoom sessions monthly were extremely informative...
Really enjoyed this cohort!"
-Jillian Anderson, HERide (Cohort 1)
OUR ASK: Sponsor a startup
We are extremely grateful for every sponsor that has supported our journey since
Day 1! If you are interested in sponsoring our Fall Cohort and reaping the benefits of sponsorship, please visit our LinkTree [Click] and select “Become a Sponsor”, or just hit the button below!
OUR DREAM TEAM