Helping underserved entrepreneurs build and grow successful companies in the innovation economy.
Startups Illustrated was founded by the founder of the Techstars Accelerator's Risingstars Program to focus on empowering underserved communities to participate and succeed in the innovation economy. We partner with local economic development organizations, corporations, government and accelerators to deliver entrepreneurship training programs that help underserved entrepreneurs build and grow successful companies in the innovation economy.
All our programs focus on educating the entrepreneur. Our instructor-led classes follow an outcomes-based "learn by doing" structured entrepreneurship curriculum.
The majority of the entrepreneurs with whom we work are first time entrepreneurs. We provide them with "hands-on" guidance to build and grow their businesses.
Access to networks
We help entrepreneurs navigate the innovation economy by providing them access to tools and resources including our vast networks of entrepreneurs, investors, experts and accelerators