Are you an Asian Pacific Islander (API) founder with an US-based company? You should check out the Gold Rush Accelerator which gives $100,000 in seed funding to API founders. This program is put on by Gold House, a nonprofit collective of API founders, creative voices and leaders. They are also the organization behind #GoldOpen, #A100, #StopAsianHate and more. This accelerator is being co-led by my friend Megan Ruan, who is very active in the API community.
• Founder or CEO is of Asian or Pacific Islander descent
• Company is based in the United States
• Have not raised a significant institutional round of funding
Follow them on IG/Twitter: goldhouseco
Janet Lee is an MBA candidate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management on a full-tuition fellowship. She is currently working for TenOneTen Ventures, Visible Hands VC and Tech Coast Angels. Before business school, she started two businesses, a tech-forward real estate brokerage and international trade & logistics company. Her MBA focus is venture capital, for which she was recently awarded the Deutschman Venture Fellowship.