Announcing Showcase 8 (Press Release)

May 15, 2020 The Startup Runway Foundation is thrilled to announce Spring 2020 Showcase Finalists. These founders will pitch May 20 for a total of $20,000 in grants. Founders, investors, and innovators are invited to break out sessions, mentoring sessions, and competitive voting. The half-day virtual event brings together the inclusive innovation ecosystem. Startup Runway [...]

Startup Runway Launches in Chicago!

Largest Startup Pitch for Underrepresented Founders Comes to Chicago Thanks to American Family Insurance CHICAGO (3/4/2020) – The Startup Runway Foundation is pleased to announce its first pitch event in Chicago, May 21, thanks to presenting sponsor American Family Insurance. Founded in 2016, Startup Runway is the largest pitch competition series in the country for underrepresented […]

7th Startup Runway Showcase Recap

The 7th Startup Runway Showcase on October 8–the kick-off event in October’s startup ecosystem Atlanta experience culminating in Venture Atlanta–was the most competitive yet. 10 Finalists, all underrepresented founders, were selected from 600 applications and six states. 

How to Mentor at Startup Runway

Mentoring at Startup Runway takes half an afternoon, and tilts the trajectory of an under-represented founder upwards for the life of their business. Here’s how you do it.

Spring 2019 AMFam Prize Winner Civic Dinners Partners with Coca-Cola, Facebook

Civic Dinners, winner of the $10,000 Community Choice grant sponsored by the AmFamInstitute, recently achieved some amazing accomplishments since winning the prize earlier this year. The company recently partnered with Diet Coke to host a dinner for over 250 Diet Coke employees to discuss societal labels as part of their ‘Unlabeled’ brand launch. They’ve also [...]

Atlanta Startup Runway Doubles Grants Thanks to Cox Enterprises, American Family Institute

Startup Runway Foundation, the nonprofit behind the largest pitch competition in the United States for under-represented startup founders, doubles its grant-making capacity from $10 to $20k this year thanks to presenting Sponsor Cox Enterprises and a new sponsor, the American Family Insurance Institute for corporate & Social Impact. “We’re thrilled that Startup Runway is becoming […]

Startup Runway Finalist Mixtrox lands $1m in funding!

Today former Startup Runway Finalist Mixtroz announced they received one million dollar in funding from Bronze Valley a new Birmingham, AL based non-profit aimed at supporting diversity in technology. According to Mixtroz they are 1 of only 40 black female founders that have raised a million. Congratulations to Ahslee Simmons and Kerry Schrader! Read more […]