Bryan Hobbs, Founder and CEO of Pruuvn, Showcase 8 Grant Winner

Pruuvn (, a startup empowering organizations and individuals to established trusted relationships through the sharing of verified credentials, was the Judge’s Choice Winner of a $10k grant from Cox Enterprises during Startup Runway Showcase 8. We had a chat with Bryan Hobbs, founder and CEO of Pruuvn about his experience at Startup Runway. A recorded […]

Ming Yang, Founder and CEO of Orchard, Showcase 8 Grant Winner

Orchard (, a startup connecting personable technicians with older adults to alleviate frustrations with technology, was the Community Choice Winner of a $10k grant from the American Family Institute for Corporate and Social Impact during Startup Runway Showcase 8. We had a chat with Ming Yang, co-founder and CEO of Orchard about her experience at […]

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 [...]

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.