A new model for incubating high growth startups run by underestimated entrepreneurs.
 
 

Lunar Startups is a new model for startup incubation specializing in growth, connection, and innovation for women, people of color, and other high potential entrepreneurs.

 
 
 
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OUR WHY

Women founders receive 2% of investments and start their business with half the capital of their male counterparts.

 

Founders of color receive less than 1% of venture funding and face systemic barriers to securing alternative forms of capital.

 
 
 
 

Studies have shown that founding teams with gender and ethnic diversity perform significantly better than the national median industry average.

 
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Lunar Startups supports growth, connection, and innovation for women, people of color, and other high potential entrepreneurs.

We provide several benefits to startups and entrepreneurs including:

  • Dedicated office space for you and your team

  • Access to investors locally and nationally

  • $5,000 travel, technology, and marketing reimbursement fund per startup

  • Access to as expert network of professionals providing pro-bono support (legal services, financial consulting, pitch deck review, and more)

  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment for video conferencing, podcast development, etc.

  • Weekly startup-specific programming based on the needs of the cohort

  • Stewardship and peer mentorship

  • Team development

  • Regular media and promotional visibility

  • Conference rooms

  • Mail room and printing services

  • Coffee, tea, and full kitchen

  • An inclusive community dedicated to seeing you succeed

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MEET THE PARTICIPATING COMPANIES

 

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EXPERT NETWORK

Lunar Startups knows that social capital is a key ingredient to the success of any startup. We’re dedicated to building the peer and professional networks of the founders and startups that participate in Lunar to help engineer their success during and after the program.

Recently, we launched the Lunar Expert Network, a dedicated community of professionals, entrepreneurs, experts, and advisors who are contributing to the success of our participants.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

Supporting entrepreneurs that reflect the rich diversity of our community starts with our Cohort participants and continues with our vendors.

Lunar Startups is dedicated to hiring contractors, vendors, and service providers who are womxn, people of color and indigenous peoples (POCI), LGBTQIA+, and veteran owned businesses.

Here are our targets for vendors that choose to disclose their identities:

  • 50% of vendors identify as womxn owned

  • 32% of vendors identify as womxn and POCI owned

  • 50% of vendors identify as POCI owned

  • 30% of vendors identify as LGBTQIA+ owned

Want to expand your own list of vendors? We’re happy to share our networks and make new connections. Email hello@lunarstartups.org to get more info.

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