About this Program
Startup52 is an early-stage accelerator based in New York City. As the first sole diversity-focused accelerator in NYC, Startup52 was founded by Chike Ukaegbu to identify and groom outstanding entrepreneurs, especially those from untapped and under-tapped communities in tech.
We look for innovative teams that comprise of at least one founder from an under-served community in tech, as well as those focused on development in emerging markets like Africa. While we do not discriminate, we favor ventures with founding teams comprised at least in part of our target communities. Untapped Communities include people of color, women, entrepreneurs who are veterans, seniors, identify as LGBTQ, with disability, new immigrants and more.
Our goal is to increase diversity in the tech and startup spaces. However, teams without the preferred diversity profiles are still strongly encouraged to apply. Startup52 works with all startups to understand the importance of diversity, how to embrace it, and how to increase their diversity profiles as they grow.
Startup52’s ecosystem of partners, mentors, advisers, industry experts, investors and more, help ventures and founders thrive well even under the daunting challenges of startup entrepreneurship.
- Takes up to 5.0% equity
Biotechnology, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Marketing, Education