GET Cities and their Tech Equity Working Group (TEWG) have announced the launch of their second #GETSeed Founder Cohort. The cohort aims to raise funds, build connections, and amplify the brands of women, trans, and nonbinary founded startups to close the gap in seed founder funding and encourage direct investment in marginalized entrepreneurs. This year will be kicked off with a roadshow to Miami in partnership with World Business Chicago.
CHICAGO – April 17, 2023 — GET (Gender Equality in Tech) Cities’ Tech Equity Working Group is proud to announce the launch of their second #GETSeed Founder Cohort. The #GETSeed Founder Cohort, which was piloted last year and co-designed by the first cohort, aims to raise funds, build connections and amplify the brands of women, trans and nonbinary founded startups to close the gap in seed founder funding and encourage direct investment in marginalized entrepreneurs. The new cohort includes ten innovative startups: AEGIS, blip energy, SMART Charts, StoryBolt, Kadeya, MOMlogics, Bridge to College, Globowl, Science on Call, Here Here Market.
GET (Gender Equality in Tech) Cities, led by SecondMuse Foundation and Break Through Tech in partnership with Pivotal Ventures, is an initiative designed to accelerate the representation and leadership of women, transgender, and nonbinary people in tech through the development of inclusive tech hubs across the United States. Currently, GET Cities has established local tech hubs in three U.S. cities: Chicago, Miami and D.C.
Tech Equity Working Group (TEWG), powered by GET Cities Chicago, is a rolling cohort of accelerators, incubators, funds, and mission-aligned ecosystem supporters designing city-wide solutions and collective infrastructure to address gender and racial inequities for Chicago-based tech founders.
World Business Chicago serves a critical role in driving inclusive and equitable recovery throughout the city’s 77 neighborhoods, focused on high growth sectors: transportation, distribution, & logistics; manufacturing; healthcare & life sciences, and our local innovation, startup, & venture ecosystem. As the City of Chicago’s economic development agency, World Business Chicago leads corporate attraction & retention, workforce & talent, community impact, and promotion of Chicago as a leading global city. Supported by a council of 300+ local leaders, World Business Chicago’s portfolio of innovation & venture programs include: the Chicago Venture Summit series, Startup Chicago, ThinkChicago, and Venture Engine with the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC).