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LGBT group cultivates entrepreneurs in Boston

Posted by Jim Lopata  January 21, 2014 04:26 PM

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Startups are hot these days. And so are LGBT issues.

Put them together and you get StartOut, a nonprofit designed to help queer folks get ahead in the fast, exciting world of entrepreneurship.

StartOut has been taking off in innovation centers like New York and San Francisco, but only recently has it begun to get a foothold in New England.

The push to boost the Boston chapter is largely thanks to activity generated by Patrick Grosso, who is active on StartOut's national board. Grosso recently relocated from New York City to the Boston area to take on the job of CTO at Online Buddies.

Last year, Grosso worked with a group of eager locals who put on a handful of well-attended events.

This year, the Boston StartOut chapter is kicking off 2014 with an Entrepreneurship Panel featuring notable local gurus such as Skyword Founder and CEO Tom Gerace, KleerMail Founder and CEO Chris Nolan, PayPal Director of Marketing Sarah Hodkinson, and The Welcoming Committee Founder Daniel Heller. Bay Windows co-publisher Sue O’Connell will moderate.

The event takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Monday, January 27.

Additional information, including location, and how to register, can be found here: startout.org/events/boston-lgbt-entrepreneur-panel.

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About the author: Boston Spirit Magazine’s daily blog brings you all of the information you need on New England’s LGBT community. In addition to highlighting local and national LGBT news, we will also highlight local leaders from the worlds of business, politics, fashion and entertainment and keep you up-to-date on all the latest events and parties, hot spots for travel, shopping, dining, and more!
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