Today is the day we pause to honor one of our world’s most important heroes, Martin Luther King, Jr. Entrepreneurship is one of those areas that should be immune to the biases, prejudices and inequalities of our world. If you’re brave enough to start your own business, how could anything or anyone stand in your way to build something great? But the harsh reality is those biases, prejudices and inequalities are very real.
One of our founding tenets at Startup Southerner is that entrepreneurship is for all, and we don’t shy away from pointing out those inequities when we see them. We give founders of all genders, races and backgrounds a chance to share their stories—even when they’re uncomfortable to hear and don’t fit into our country’s idealized notion of entrepreneurship. Here are some of those stories we’ve helped tell over the past year:
Tips from Domonique Townsend, a minority founder, on things every startup should do to foster inclusion.
A Q+A with Eyona Mitchell, an Arkansas founder who is ready to see more diversity in the startup scene.
As always, we’d love to hear from you! Catch us on our social media channels or at firstname.lastname@example.org and share with us so that we can learn from your voice and story.
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