Discover key insights we learned working with 24 companies led by outstanding underrepresented founders.
Backstage Accelerator is a 3-month program designed to give founders the support they need to reach their next critical milestone. Founders will work with a team of experienced, passionate facilitators and will grow through mentorship, investment capital, and access to resources + networks.
Underestimated founders exemplify grit. They do more with less. Diverse teams have stronger business outcomes and more innovative ideas.
Startups don't succeed in isolation. Companies need strong local ecosystems to start, and strong global networks to grow.
Representation matters because everyone deserves the chance to succeed. We're working to create a future where success is shared by founders, their teams, their investors, and their local communities.