Five Reasons Why LGBTQ Entrepreneurs Are Joining Forces

Written by Dylan McNally, Patrick McAnaney, & Andrew Lowenthal


Entrepreneurship and risk are a package deal, and launching a company as an LGBTQ person places yet another set of challenges on an already uncertain endeavor. A question such as, “Is my product-market fit secure enough to raise venture capital?” gives way to something more haunting: “Could my sexual orientation or gender identity limit how much funding I get from investors?” As a result, a young LGBTQ person might forego their innovative startup idea for a more secure job at a company that accepts, or even celebrates, their identity.

Five Reasons Why LGBTQ Entrepreneurs Are Joining Forces Are

1. The data show real inequality gaps for LGBTQ people in entrepreneurship.

2. Strong networks provide better access to resources and investors.

3. LGBTQ-supportive companies see positive outcomes for employees.

4. LGBTQ innovation helps companies solve problems and tap into new markets.

5. Future generations of LGBTQ people should see entrepreneurship as a viable path to success.

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