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StartX's Diversity in Entrepreneurship Applicant Mentorship Program

StartX's Diversity in Entrepreneurship Applicant Mentorship Program is a chance for diverse founders to get connected and be inspired! Chat with StartX founders who will serve as informal coaches before, and during, your StartX application process. Diverse founders may face unique challenges throughout their entrepreneurial journey, and this is a chance to share, learn about, and discuss ways founders have learned to overcome these challenges.

Apply for the pilot at startx.com/applicantmentorship today!
Please note:
  1. Receiving mentorship through this program is NOT a substitute for any part of the StartX Admissions process - this mentorship process is its own standalone volunteer initiative.
  2. This mentorship pilot initiative is entirely volunteer run, by StartX entrepreneurs. It is not an official step in the StartX evaluation process, will not affect your application status, and will not be taken into consideration towards the acceptance of your team into the StartX community.
  3. Do NOT expect that StartX Applicant Mentors are also StartX Admissions Judges.
  4. Information you decide to share on this form will be visible to the StartX entrepreneurs who are volunteering to coach and mentor applicants. Do NOT expect the information you share in this form to also be forwarded to StartX judges. The information collected by this form IS NOT connected to the judging portal.