Our Six
Year Impact

DivInc is on a mission to generate social and economic equity through entrepreneurship.

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.

Break barriers
Bring Breakthroughs
It's what we do

Here's what we've accomplished so far...

To date, our portfolio companies have collectively raised...




Capital sources include equity investments, non-dilutive grants, & pitch competition prizes!




In revenue by portfolio companies




Equity-free grants issued to portfolio companies.


Diverse founders supported.


Jobs created


Companies Accelerated

11 Cohorts

DivInc's Big Numbers

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DivInc Programming

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Portfolio Company Wins



Madison Long and Simone May of Clutch closed a $1.2M pre-seed round led by Precursor Ventures. Clutch also won the Black In Tech and Hearst Labs pitch competitions.

Snowball Wealth

Pamela Martinez of Snowball Wealth raised $1.6M for their new mobile app that simplifies financial planning for first-time wealth builders!

Xplosion Tech

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.


Destin Bell of Cardi.io launched his mobile app, which is now available for pre-download in the app store.

Invisible Strengths

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.

XR Sports Group

Kedreon Cole of XR Sports Group joined Mastercard’s Start Path, an early stage startup engagement program.

Chubby Diaries

Jeffrey Jenkins of Chubby Diaries landed a TV show with NatGeo, where he documents his experiences as a plus-sized traveler.


Allison Hall of Branchly (formerly My Kid Blooms) is partnering with the Special Olympics of Texas.

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Proudly Supported by Premiere Partners

Thank YOU for helping make DivInc's 4th Annual Champions of Change Awards a huge success! Not only was the event sold-out, you helped us raise over $160,000 to further DivInc’s mission.

Photo of Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, receiving the Champions of Change Legacy Award in 2022

Legacy Award

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.

Meet the
2022 Champions

Champion of the Year

Dr. Jereka Thomas-Hockaday, Co-Founder Central Texas Allied Health Institute

DEI Leader of the Year

Gloria Gonzalez Dholakia, Ph.D, Executive Director of Jolt Action

Executive of the Year

Pamela Benson Owens, Six Square & Edge of Your Seat Consulting

Investor of the Year

Ethan Monreal-Jackson, Founder & General Partner Newtype Ventures

Student of the Year

Jeffrey Clemmons, Huston-Tillotson SGA Chief Justice & ATX College Student Commission Chair

Startup Leader of the Year

Harold Hughes, CEO & Founder Bandwagon

People's Choice

Sharon Vigil, Chief Operating & Equity Officer, Communities In Schools Ctrl TX

Nonprofit Leader of the Year

Ebonie Trice, Founder Mission Accomplished Startup Leader of the Year

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DivInc Events


Attended our
community events

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.

Community Events Highlights

SXSW x DivInc

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.

Black in Tech

Divinc partnered with Capital Factory for the 4th Annual Black in Tech Summit. Divinc Portfolio Company, Clutch, took home one of the $100K prizes.

Lunchtime Linkups

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.

Women in Venture Panel

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.

Women Winning in Web3

DivInc partnered with Women of Color Collective for a roundtable discussion on unlocking equity for women in Web3 and a mini NFT workshop.

Sports Tech Demo Day

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.

Social Impact Demo Day

DivInc partnered with Ascension and Visible to support startups addressing social inequities in healthcare, education, housing, mobility, criminal justice, or voting.

Community Events Highlights

Help grow our impact

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!