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Startup Runway 11th Showcase

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Meet investors at the top showcase of competitively selected startups led by under-represented founders.

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Welcome to the top event connecting startups led by founders of color and female founders with first check writers. Our 92 founders--and counting--have raised over $20M and been backed by investors including Valor, Techstars, ffvc, M25 (Microsoft) and more. Our 11th Showcase is the latest in a high impact series that connects sophisticated pre-seed and seed-stage investors with the startups shaping the future.

We're excited to welcome over half a billion in current, early stage funds who are judging our Finalists and providing written feedback to each.

Brittany Henry from American's Impact Fund in Silicon Valley;

Carlos Antequera from NovelGP in Kansas City;

Valor Venture's William Leonard;

Cofounder Capital's Tim McLaughlin from Raleigh

Maggie Kenefake from Royal Street Ventures in Kansas City;

Daley Irvin from EngageVC; and

Dan Drechsel from Panorama.

Join us and meet the inclusive innovation ecosystem. Startup Runway is the largest and longest running platform for investors and underrepresented founders to meet at that critical first check inflection point.

1) Network with high momentum, competively selected startups led by underrepresented founders. You'll hear live pitches from founders selected from hundreds of applications.

2) Get your fundraising questions answered by expert VCs

VCs you'll meet at the 11th Showcase include leaders from the Silicon Valley, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and more.

This is a grassroots, all volunteer event organized by Valor Ventures with support from the community including presenting sponsor Cox Enterprises, American Family Institute, Slalom, Truist, Innovator's Legal, Write2Market, and more.

Please thank our Board for their service.

Register to select the option that works best for you. From free--if you can't afford to pay--to donation amounts you can size.

The Startup Runway Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit that introduces top underrepresented founders to their first investors. Hundreds of startups compete to be selected as Startup Runway Finalists. Dozens of top mentors join us to guide their journey to success. Over 50 investors join us for the event. Please learn more at www.startuprunway.org and download our brochure to get more involved in the organization.

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