Intentionality investing in founders from diverse backgrounds while making outsized returns is not mutually exclusive. To us, investing in diversity means investing in the future of entrepreneurship.
Paradigm supports amazing founders with diverse backgrounds by creating a robust, inclusive and authentic ecosystem of mentors and funders to help grow the next generation of entrepreneurs.
The entrepreneurial grind can be grueling… We are community first and authentically inclusive.
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Paradigm is an entrepreneur education and consulting firm based in Washington DC. Paradigm’s mission is to develop scalable models that deliver support services to idea-stage, early-stage, and established entrepreneurs of color. The work we do is focused on de-risking businesses, increasing survival rates and facilitating capital readiness. In addition to curriculum development, program management and consulting, Paradigm helps to conceptualize, build and operate inclusive ecosystems that help improve outcomes for entrepreneurs.
There are serious inefficiencies in deploying seed capital to early stage startups founded by entrepreneurs of color.
Capital is concentrated on demographic and geographic lines…
…but a broader market clearly exists…
of venture funding goes to non-people of color.
of VC funding is concentrated in 3 states.
of new entrepreneurs are people of color.
is spent annually by consumers of color.