Calling all entrepreneurs, aspiring founders and their supporters! Share your photo. Tell your story. Join the movement to redefine who is and can be an entrepreneur.
America’s startup culture tells us that anyone can bring forward the next big idea. Yet, all too often women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color are left on the sidelines. It’s time to change the narrative of how we talk about entrepreneurs in American culture. It’s time to break down the stereotypes of who can be an entrepreneur and correct the outdated myths of what an entrepreneur can look like.
#FacesofFounders is searching for dynamic entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, and particularly entrepreneurs of color and women founders, who are key to driving innovation and job growth in the U.S.
Between October 3 and November 22, 2016, entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and their allies are invited to upload their photo on FacesofFounders.org, choose a caption of what entrepreneurship means to them and share the image on social media. Entrepreneurs also have the opportunity to tell their story to be eligible to win one of five awards, including a story in a sponsored story on FastCompany.com. The photos and stories showcased in this campaign will shine a spotlight on the millions of diverse entrepreneurs in America and reinforce the importance of an inclusive approach to entrepreneurship. Together, we can change the perception of who is and can be an entrepreneur.
#FacesofFounders is powered by the Case Foundation, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Google for Entrepreneurs and UBS, in partnership with Fast Company.
Additional promotional support is provided by Black Enterprise and Latina Media Ventures.
To learn more about #FacesofFounders and join the movement, visit FacesofFounders.org.