Mecca Tartt

Startup Runway’s Executive Director


Mecca Tartt brings years of experience in dynamic nonprofit leadership to the Startup Runway Foundation. Prior to joining Startup Runway, she led the National Sales Network (501c3), a national organization dedicated to advancing sales professionals of color,  as executive director. As a former competitor in the largest national organization for amateur bodybuilding (NPC),  she created over 100 health and wellness events that provided safe spaces for women to come together to improve their mental, physical and emotional wellness.  Mecca is a Power 30 Under 30 Honoree for her achievement in sales and women’s wellness. 

She and her husband are co-founders of the celebrated Weekend for Love a luxury marriage retreat for African American couples. She was a recipient of the Power 30 Under 30 Award for her achievement in sales and women’s wellness. She is a former NPC fitness competitor.

Startup Runway, which supports founders of color and female founders in finding their first investors, is a natural extension of her life’s work.  Mecca is a frequent speaker for major companies, podcasts and events including Stryker, Home Partners of America, Self-Care Women’s Summit, Wives 7 Day Prayer Challenge, The Girlfriends Getaway and etc.

Mecca is a proud graduate of Clark Atlanta University, a leading HBCU.  She is the mother of two beautiful girls and married to the love of her life Dr. Alduan Tartt. She and her family reside in Decatur.