FOC 2021 Event
Our Collaborative Experience
The main event was on May 3, 2021. It was amazing, so inspirational!
After receiving nearly 50 nominations for our second annual Founders of Color Showcase, our co-hosts, sponsors & advocates were eager to have an impactful *virtual* event on Monday, May 3, 2021, highlighting spectacular diverse founders, and investing in the change needed in the world.
Six (6) finalists pitched their companies to an audience of investors, funds and angel groups; and all semifinalist were highlighted in the program. This year’s innovative startup leaders tackled 10 of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, came from 8 states in the USA and represented a range of industries including healthcare, education, environment, consumer and cleantech.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2023 FOC Showcase Finalists
Ruben Arias & Luis Gringras
New York, NY
San Diego, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Vanessa Castañeda Gill
“Funding opportunities are glaringly disproportionate for founders of color who want to scale their businesses, and the Founders of Color showcase is one way to help reverse that.”