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ABOUT

About Change Catalyst

Change Catalyst empowers diverse, inclusive and sustainable tech innovation – through education, mentorship and funding.

Our Tech Inclusion programs explore and develop innovative solutions to tech diversity and inclusion. We partner with the tech community to solve diversity and inclusion together through conferences, career fairs, strategic consulting and training. Our work spans the full tech ecosystem, including: Education, Workplace, Entrepreneurship and Policy.

Our Startup Ecosystem programs help underrepresented entrepreneurs and investors to start, scale and fund worldchanging businesses. We provide education, mentoring and deal flow opportunities for investors looking to invest in underrepresented entrepreneurs. We support underrepresented entrepreneurs through education, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities.

Change Catalyst is a Certified B Corp, winning the “Best for the World” award for community impact in 2014 and “Best in the World” overall in 2015.

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Team

We’re looking for good changemakers to join our team of mentors, advisors and content makers. Please contact us if you’re interested!


Melinda Epler

Melinda Epler

Founder & CEO

Wayne Sutton

Wayne Sutton

Co-Founder & CTO

Susan Cooney

Susan Cooney

Head of Marketing & Partnerships

Salem Kimble

Salem Kimble

Program Manager

 

FPN
Foundation Partner Network

Foundation Partner Network 2017

 
Change Catalyst is driving global impact for  diversity & inclusion in tech.

Join our 2017 foundation partner network and show the world – and your employees – that you are committed to diversity and inclusion!

  • Learn best practices for bringing diversity & inclusion to your teams
  • Receive quarterly federal and state policy updates
  • Gain what you need to know to go beyond compliance to inclusion
  • Learn innovative & actionable solutions to implement in your company
  • Access a growing pipeline of diverse professionals
  • Receive on-going training and certification
  • Collaborate with policymakers, CEO’s and more
  • Align your brand with a global inclusive audience at Tech Inclusion events around the world
  • deepen ecosystem-level impact for tech entrepreneurs
  • Scale to multi-city events globally at Tech Hubs
  • Develop online toolkits & best practices for long-term action

Contact Us To Sign Up
 

Consulting
Consulting, Training & Workshops

What we do

Organizational culture can develop both organically and with intentionality. Making diversity and inclusive an integral part of that evolution, requires organizations to be introspective, leading these efforts with inclusion as a part of its business strategy. Whether at the infancy of developing a D&I strategy or seeking ways to expand or implement an inclusion plan…. We can help!

Consulting

Tech Inclusion consulting services provide leaders an opportunity to identify areas for improvement, gain perspective on benefits of creating inclusive ecosystems and track benchmarks against D&I goals. Consultants assist in creating a customized framework for recruiting, retaining and promoting underrepresented groups. By understanding how diversity also benefits innovation, inclusion is not only a should have, it’s a must have in this fast changing global marketplace.

Speaking

With a combined experience of more than 20+ years in tech, consulting, entrepreneurship and diversity and inclusion, contact the Tech Inclusion team to speak at your office or conference.

Contact Us About Consulting

Tech Inclusion
Tech Inclusion Conference

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Tech Inclusion Conferences, Career Fairs, and Startup Showcases.

Our tech inclusion conferences bring the entire tech ecosystem together – Education, Workplace, Entrepreneurship and Policy – to:

  • Share best practices in diversity & inclusion
  • Build relationships with diverse tech talent
  • Demo inclusive & accessible products
  • Learn innovative & actionable solutions
  • Meet diverse entrepreneurs & investors
  • Collaborate with policymakers & educators
  • Network with diverse people who care about creating change in the tech ecosystem

Our Tech Inclusion Career Fairs connect diverse talent with inclusive tech companies. Additionally, our Tech Inclusion Community platform connects diverse talent to job opportunities in tech companies beyond the Career Fairs. Our Startup Showcases provides startup resources for high potential diverse entrepreneurs and puts them in front of key investors on the main stage.

Learn more about Tech Inclusion Events

Toolkits

Toolkits

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Startup Ecosystem

Our Ecosystem is Out of Balance

Entrepreneurs.

While 37% of entrepreneurs are women, and venture-backed women founders earn 12% higher revenues, just 2.7% of venture-backed companies are woman-led.

While ethnically-diverse teams outperform other teams by 35%, less than 2% of venture-backed companies are led by African-Americans or Latinos.

It makes business sense and it makes ethical sense to change this. Change Catalyst supports entrepreneurs who are underrepresented by gender, race, sexuality, disability, veteran status, age and geography.

Investors.

The number of venture capital partners who are women has sadly gone down – from 10% in 1999 to 4% in 2015. The number of underrepresented minority investors is far too small.

Investors generally invest in people like them, so this is a problem for entrepreneurs as it continues to widen the opportunity gap. It also continues to widen the wealth gap in the United States as underrepresented people are not investing in high-growth innovation sectors.

Join Us.

Let’s change these disparities together.


Startup Ecosystem

Our Startup Ecosystem programs help underrepresented entrepreneurs and investors to start, scale and fund worldchanging businesses.

We provide education, mentoring and deal flow opportunities for investors looking to invest in underrepresented entrepreneurs.
We support underrepresented entrepreneurs through education, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities.

 

Networking
 
Mentorship
 
Education
 
Consulting
 
Funding Opportunities
 
CONTACT
Contact

CONTACT US

Phone

+1.415.578.0544

E-mail

contact@changecatalyst.co

Address

44 Tehama St., San Francisco, CA 94105

Twitter

@ChnageCatalysts

We are growing our team, building our platform and hosting amazing events. If you would like to join or partner with an incredible team of changemakers, please let us know!


We'd love to hear from you.





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