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The Proud Summit '23

The 2023 LGBTQ+ Founder Report highlighted over ¾ of LGBTQ+ founders and investors in the UK aren't always comfortable sharing their identity to investors.

The Proud Summit brings together top queer operators, founders and investors over two days to to celebrate our community, share insights and expertise and connect the best LGBTQ+ founders to the UK's top investors.

Everyone should have a space they feel proud in.

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7-8th November
Stripe & Superscript London HQs
Proud Ventures Sponsors

Two Days Of Insight and Opportunity. 
By And For The LGBTQ+ Community.

7th November: Panels & Workshops
Raising Your First Cheque as an LGBTQ+ Founder
Lukky Ahmed, Co-Founder of ClimateX
Oliver Beach, Co-Founder of Hyphen
Kiran Sharma, Founding Partner First Look
Developing Your B2B Sales Strategy
Mandeep Soor, Co-Founder of Bendi
LGBTQ+ Identity, Mental Health & Being A Founder
Jupiter Butz, Advisor, Founder & Investor
Jaron Soh, Co-Founder of Voda
Scaling Your Founding Team
Nick Telson, Co-Founder of Trumpet
Deploying Product Led Growth Effectively
Meri Williams, CTO of Pleo
How to Negotiate With Investors
Jose Campos, Partner at Wilson Sonsini
Harry Briggs, Founder turned VC
Simon Blakey, Chair of IC at Playfair
LGBTQ+ Founder Social
Location Shared Upon Registration
8th November:
Showcase & Networking
LGBTQ+ Founder Showcase
Apply to be one of 10 LGBTQ+ founders pitching to top UK VCs & Angel Investors.
LGBTQ+ Founders & Investors
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Backed by The Ecosystem

Event Supporters
Charity Partner
Some of the Investors Already Confirmed Attending

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Thanks to our sponsors, the Proud Summit is free to all.
But space is limited so before its too late!

Attend Our Panels

Apply  for a ticket to our panels and workshops on 7th November, all led by expert and experienced LGBTQ+ founders, operators and investors.

We have limited capacity for these sessions, so apply quickly. Priority will be given to LGBTQ+ founders of venture-backed startups.

Present At Our Showcase

Apply for to pitch at our showcase to an audience of some of the UK's top investors on 8th November, hand-picked by Proud Ventures members. You'll need a short elevator video pitch (max 1-2 mins) to apply.

Applications close on 24/10/23 & you'll hear back on 26/10/23

An investor and want to be in the audience for our showcase? Most seats have already been allocated by Proud Ventures members, but you can apply for a ticket here.