Backstage Accelerator supports underrepresented founders in local programs around the world.

Cohort 1 Report

Discover key insights we learned working with 24 companies led by outstanding underrepresented founders.

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Starting Spring 2019

Applications are currently closed.

The Program

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.

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Backstage Founders

"Being part of the Backstage community unites us with underestimated founders that are audacious, brilliant, and unrelenting in their pursuit of excellence. It’s special to be part of something so much bigger and more meaningful than even the company you're growing."
Damola Ogundipe, Civic Eagle

"It is so much more than the investment with Backstage, it is being part of a movement that will change the ecosystem, with the growth of Backstage and the portfolio. We are a collective and each one of us will make the whole so much stronger. We are what's next."
Ramona Ortega, My Money My Future

"Backstage has been such an integral part of our business β€” not just from a monetary standpoint, but the community of like-minded underestimated entrepreneurs has been invaluable."
Damian Pelliccione, REVRY

"Backstage isn't just an investment group. Honestly, Backstage is family. They connect us to other resources, the other founders in the portfolio look out for each other, and the Backstage team goes above and beyond."
Sheena Allen, CapWay

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