Frequently Asked Questions
What is LGBT+ VC?
LGBT+ VC is the first 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the LGBTQ and ally venture capital community, from Stonewall to Silicon Valley. Its mission is to help all LGBTQ people prosper through venture capital. The network includes limited partners, venture capitalists, aspiring investors, and angels. The nonprofit was founded by investors Tiana Tukes and Jackson Block.
2. What is the Summit?
The Summit will inspire generations of venture capitalists, limited partners, venture scouts, angel investors, and the VC-curious. The LGBT+ VC Summit convenes LGBTQ and ally leaders from the venture capital and tech industries to discuss what's new, now, and next—a historic first in the world. Enjoy insightful conversations, meaningful connections, entertainment, and inspiration as we shape the future of finance.
3. Where is the Summit?
The Summit will be hosted in New York City on June 19 - 23, 2023 during Pride Month. Location provided upon confirmation for the safety and privacy of our guests.
4. Who can attend?
The inaugural summit will be a historic event bringing together LGBT+ and ally leaders from the technology and venture capital industries to discuss what's new, now, and next. Given the limited capacity, please purchase your ticket as soon as possible. There are a few freemium tickets available, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Amazon and Amazon Web Services.
5. How can I attend?
We aim to inspire generations of venture capitalists, limited partners, venture scouts, angel investors, and aspiring investors. The event provides a unique opportunity for women, non-binary, gender expansive, transgender, LGBT+ and ally investors to convene in a supportive setting. Given the purpose, we strive to be as inclusive as possible and do our best with capacity limitations. Reserve your tickets and all-access passes before it’s too late. Tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable.
6. Do you offer any kind of discount?
Our summit is created by venture capitalists for venture capitalists. We welcome all active LGBT+ and LGBT-allied investors to join. We do not offer discounts for the Summit. However, thanks to our corporate sponsors, we offer a select number of freemium tickets to qualified attendees.
7. Will you be able to expense your ticket?
We actively encourage all firms to allow their LGBT+ and ally investors to expense their tickets. The programming of the summit is designed to help investors in their professional development, network, and acumen. Attendees will create meaningful connections and broaden their community.
8. Can I sponsor someone or people to attend?
We actively support firms sponsoring LGBTQ+ and ally investors to attend. With the help of our corporate sponsors, we offer a select number of freemium scholarships to qualified attendees. To learn more about sponsorship and support scholarship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorship & Speaking Opportunities
9. How can I become a sponsor of the Summit?
The inaugural summit is a historic event bringing together LGBT+ and ally leaders from the technology and venture capital industries to discuss what's new, now, and next from Stonewall to Silicon Valley.
There’s a great need to support the most forward-thinking leaders. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact email@example.com. Sponsorship opportunities are available on a limited first come, first serve basis. LGBT+ VC can customize packages that work within your budget.
10. How does one speak at the Summit?
If you are interested in becoming a speaker, please fill out the speaker form, providing information about the nominee such as their name, company, job title, and contact information. Filling out the form does not guarantee speaking opportunity.