Out of all VC funding, only 2% goes to women and only 0.7% goes to Black founders. Imagine the benefits to be seen if these overlooked founders were given a fair shot. founderUP™ provides critical resources to diverse entrepreneurs to do just that and you can have a huge impact.
Access to crucial business education, tools, and coaching shouldn't be restricted to those who get VC funding or are accepted by accelerators.
Kathryn Rose, Allison Byers, and Precious Williams intimately understand the challenges underrepresented entrepreneurs face accessing capital and resources.
Kathryn founded wiseHer to help founders and small business owners connect 1:1 with experts who have been there, done that for tactical advice and support at an affordable rate. wiseHer provides access to experts that can help founders with marketing, sales, legal, finance and more.
Allison founded Scroobious to increase diversity in the startup ecosystem by providing underserved founders with the education and tools they need to pitch their big ideas in a way that helps them get funded faster and helping investors quickly and meaningfully discover them through a scalable platform.
Precious founded Perfect Pitches to teach others how to communicate better by crafting messages that radiate authority and trust.
They have teamed up to create the FounderUP initiative. through the wiseHer Foundation, a non-profit project of the Giving Back Fund. Your support of FounderUP provides wiseHer membership, a Scroobious account, and Perfect Pitch online training at no cost to underrepresented founders so they can get the tangible support, tools, opportunity, and community they need to progress their businesses.
Your donation money goes straight to providing crucial business help, resources, and community to overlooked founders for an immediate DEI impact.
You'll have the opportunity to host workshops or events, create joint content, and offer special promotions to our community members.
We have a social reach of over 50,000 people in the startup and small business ecosystems who trust us and our brands and love promoting our sponsors!
We have distributions lists of over 150,000 diverse founders and investors and will send dedicated emails about your support.
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“I truly enjoy how close-knit the Scroobious community is. Allison and her team have been super hands-on and helpful in providing tremendous value to me as an underrepresented founder– from helping to refine my pitch deck to the genius human-first approach to pitch investors via video, I've been able to save time and learn how to hit on salient points succinctly. Through their partner resources, I have saved some money, and the warm introductions have helped me broaden my founders, investors and allies network.”
"Ilhiana was amazing. She allowed me to express myself and gave me actionable points on what I needed to do. I felt heard, i felt understood, I felt that she empathized with me. I left feeling powerful and a burden was lifted off my shoulder. That I would recommend wiseHer is not in doubt. Thank you, Ilhiana you were kind, thoughtful and you also provided me with a clear map of next action points. I will do them and share the feedback with you."
"Let me begin by saying many people claim to be the best and they are average once you get to know them. Not the case with Precious L. Williams. She has changed my perspective on what it means to present the BEST version of you in all situations...If you want REAL HELP, REAL GROWTH, REAL WISDOM when it comes to your pitches, then you need to do what I did and hire Precious L. Williams. "
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