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. 

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 […]

ReciproCare wins fourth edition of Startup Runway

The fourth edition of Startup Runway presented 10 more amazing entrepreneurs that competed for the $10,000 prize presented by Cox. The jury, with investors from Comcast Ventures, Jumpstart Foundry, Wolverine Angels and Mosley Ventures need quite some time to pick the winner – but ultimately unanimously picked ReciproCare as the winner. Congratulations to Rachel Fuller and […]

Ellen Hunter Shares Thoughts On The Startup Runway Experience

It's been a great pleasure to meet, connect with, and fund all types of women- and minority-founded startups from across the Southeast. Our most recent Showcase winner, Ellen Hunter of Impactive, is a member of the Atlanta Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) and she recently shared thoughts on her Startup Runway experience and why it was [...]