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WHO WE ARE
Startup52 is an early-stage accelerator based in New York City. As the first sole diversity-focused accelerator in NYC, Startup52 was founded by Chike Ukaegbu to identify and groom outstanding entrepreneurs, especially those from untapped and under-tapped communities. Our main goal is to increase diversity in startup and tech spaces.
We run two cohorts a year with up to 15 outstanding ventures per class. Startup52’s ecosystem of partners, mentors, advisers, industry experts, investors and more, helps our ventures and founders thrive well even under the daunting challenges of startup entrepreneurship.
Our program follows an intensive structure that implements strategy aimed at uniquely helping startups develop an effective framework for decision making in focusing, aligning, executing and delivering against strategic adaptive and growth initiatives. This, we hope will lead to launch, longevity, and successful exits.
Our community of mentors, advisers, experts, serial entrepreneurs and more, are successful people, who have sold businesses, held executive positions at large companies, have advanced degrees from ivy league schools, are current entrepreneurs, among other great accomplishments.
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BELIEFS & PHILOSOPHY
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
We are very committed to diversity and inclusion. At Startup52, diversity is not just about creating more opportunities for underrepresented groups, but also about ensuring that everyone is duly represented, regardless of background. This is not just about solving the inequities of representation in tech, but also about tapping in to these benefits of diversity – gender, race, and otherwise.
We are committed to doing our BEST to ensure that each individual and all teams succeed. We take the well-being of our entrepreneurs very seriously.
PASSION & GRIT
Not only because we understand that our success depends upon the success of our participants and ventures, we are also just extremely passionate people looking to change the world!
We are human. We enjoy success, but we feel pain too. The wellbeing of every member of the Startup52 community is VERY important to us, and we take it seriously.
We are just as results-oriented as we are people-oriented. When we set strategic goals and act on them, we achieve results. We love results. All Results – Great ones and greater ones. And so will you.
Success at Startup52 depends on a host of factors, one of which is the effective functionality of our ecosystem and all that help our founders and ventures thrive and succeed both during and beyond the program.