#NewPattern is a movement that seeks to promote and celebrate founders from various backgrounds to change the homogenous narrative of the startup founder. Diverse founders can and do create hugely successful companies. These companies tend to serve the needs of a greater variety of people and are tremendous opportunities for economic growth and investment.
THE FIRST COALITION:
New Pattern UT
To combat the disparity of funding for Black-owned businesses, who have also been hard-hit by COVID-19, four of Utah’s tech and business community leaders —Womenpreneurs, Utah Black Chamber, Beta Boom and Sorenson Impact—have come together to launch #NewPatternUT, a collaborative grant and mentorship program for black, women-owned business in Utah.
THE SECOND COALITION:
New Pattern CHI
To combat the disparity of funding for underrepresented founders in the Windy City, we’ve launched New Pattern Chicago to provide capital and connections to bridge the gap.
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Coalitions. Catalytic Resources. Representation
In order to start a new pattern, we believe in building coalitions to drive toward a unified purpose of building greater representation and economic opportunities for traditionally overlooked groups.