We envision a world that is authentically diverse, equitable and inclusive, where social
and economic disparities no longer exist.
Through our accelerator programs, we build leadership confidence, proficiency in core business
fundamentals, and provide a supportive community of peers, mentors, and investors
that help early stage founders navigate the tech ecosystem.
Pamela Martinez of Snowball Wealth raised $1.6M for their new mobile app that simplifies financial planning for first-time wealth builders!
Kehlin Swain and Isis Ashford-Swain of Xplosion Tech were awarded a Phase 1 SBIR NSF Grant for $272k!
Tameshia Rudd-Ridge and Jourdan Brunson participated in the ACT Tulsa and Visible Hands Accelerators. They partnered with Participant and Higher Ground (The Obama’s Media Production Company) on the social impact campaign tied to the award-winning documentary, DESCENDANT.
Courtney Pettway of KidVestors earned this year’s $25k Grand Prize at the Derby Diversity Pitch Competition and was one of 10 companies to receive a $25k grant from NAACP, sponsored by JPMorgan Wealth Management.
Mariah Barber of Invisible Strengths participated in Techstars DC, StartOut, and received a Halcyon fellowship.
Sumedha Ganjoo of Quimby participated in MassChallenge’s early stage startup accelerator and was a winner of the Dell for Startups Pitch competition.
Toshe Ayo-Ariyo of UInclude participated in MassChallenge, pitched at Oracle’s Netsuite SuiteWorld pitch, and won first place.
Kedreon Cole of XR Sports Group joined Mastercard’s Start Path, an early stage startup engagement program.
Jeffrey Jenkins of Chubby Diaries landed a TV show with NatGeo, where he documents his experiences as a plus-sized traveler.
At the 2022 Champions of Change Awards, we introduced the Legacy Award. Our first honoree is Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, former President of Huston-Tillotson University. The award will bear Dr. Burnette’s name to commemorate her continued positive impact on the Austin community.
Dr. Jereka Thomas-Hockaday, Co-Founder Central Texas Allied Health Institute
Gloria Gonzalez Dholakia, Ph.D, Executive Director of Jolt Action
Pamela Benson Owens, Six Square & Edge of Your Seat Consulting
Ethan Monreal-Jackson, Founder & General Partner Newtype Ventures
Jeffrey Clemmons, Huston-Tillotson SGA Chief Justice & ATX College Student Commission Chair
Harold Hughes, CEO & Founder Bandwagon
Sharon Vigil, Chief Operating & Equity Officer, Communities In Schools Ctrl TX
Ebonie Trice, Founder Mission Accomplished Startup Leader of the Year
Through our in-person and virtual programs, workshops, and community focused events, we brought together tech founders and ecosystem builders dedicated to making the tech industry more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
With the support of Brown Advisory, Indeed, Kendra Scott, Dulce Vida Tequila, Texas Capital Bank, & Oracle Netsuite, Divinc hosted two events during SXSW focused on women startup founders and Black and Brown venture capitalists.
Divinc partnered with Capital Factory for the 4th Annual Black in Tech Summit. Divinc Portfolio Company, Clutch, took home one of the $100K prizes.
This year, we launched our Lunchtime Linkup series featuring DivInc portfolio companies and community partners. Each month, our special guests join us to share insights into their entrepreneurship journey and how they’re making an impact in the tech ecosystem.
In August, DivInc hosted a panel of leading women in venture capital. We covered everything from how to be successful in the fundraising space as a founder or investor, to the unique challenges faced by women investors, and how to build relationships with investors that are genuine and long-lasting.
DivInc partnered with Women of Color Collective for a roundtable discussion on unlocking equity for women in Web3 and a mini NFT workshop.
DivInc partnered with Verizon to launch our first Sports Tech accelerator for startups using technology to enhance health and wellness, fan experience, the future of media, sports betting, esports and gaming.
DivInc partnered with Ascension and Visible to support startups addressing social inequities in healthcare, education, housing, mobility, criminal justice, or voting.
DivInc is powered by people and made possible through a community of mentors, partners, and supporters who believe in our mission of generating social and economic equity through entrepreneurship.
We invite you to join us on our quest to make sure early stage founders from underrepresented groups have access to the right support at the right time. Find out how you get involved!