As we bid farewell to an extraordinary 2023, we’re thrilled to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our startup ecosystem. Since Startup Runway’s inception in 2016, we’ve witnessed 187 exceptional Finalists emerge, collectively raising an impressive $100 million. In 2023 alone, we held six pitch showcases, awarding a record-breaking 14 grants that totaled over $140,000, supporting underrepresented founders in partnership with the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to our dedicated team, sponsors, mentors, VCs, finalists, and collaborators for supporting our mission of plugging investors into top startups led by underrepresented founders. 

2024 Small-Business Grants: Your Gateway to Success

In our commitment to closing the funding gap experienced by underrepresented founders, we aim to provide resources that foster their success. Founders, explore this list of small business grants that you can apply for this month to start the year off with a bang. 

Resources and Websites for Small Business Grants

Here are some additional resources to help you navigate the landscape of small business grants: 

Exploring Funding Beyond Grants: Small-Business Loans

Founders can also explore alternative avenues for financial support in 2024. Tailored to meet specific needs, the following small business loans and programs offer a holistic approach to funding:

Exciting News from Startup Runway

Looking ahead, our next showcase is scheduled for March 21st, 2024, and we’re excited to announce that applications are open. We can’t wait to embark on another year of startup success and hit more milestones in 2024! 

Founders, click here to apply to pitch!