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Lunar Startups is creating equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems by providing education, support, and connectivity to leaders who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), women, LGBTQ and are founding high-impact ventures with the goal of building community wealth and developing entrepreneurial capabilities.

Lunar Startups Accelerator Program

Through partnership with the ConnectUp! Institute, applications are currently open for Cohort #7 of the Lunar Startups Accelerator Program. This program is a 14-week, customized cohort program that serves Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and/or women, and/or non-binary, and/or LGBTQ+ business founders. The accelerator is best suited for companies that are tech-enabled, sell consumer-focused products, or are healthcare-focused companies with big plans to grow their business.

When you join the Lunar Startups Accelerator, you’ll get:

  • A comprehensive scalable canvas business model
  • 1:1 coaching with an expert on strategic planning and goals
  • Revenue models designed to jump start business growth and scale
  • Custom product development strategy that works for their company
  • Business legal and tech perks

The program could be a good fit for you if:

  • You are a #startupfounder in tech, healthcare, or CPG.
  • Your company is based in Minnesota or does significant business within Minnesota.
  • You are a committed and determined founder with big ideas for your start-up.
  • You are looking for a community to hype you up, exchange ideas with you, and help contribute to your success.

Apply for the next cohort (Application deadline - February 12th, 2024):

Get started today by clicking on the link below - Applications close on Monday, February 12. The application fee is $49.00 and it takes about 20-30 minutes to complete!

Apply for the next Cohort!

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Advisors and consultants, Cohort learning and networking, LGBTQIA+, Nonprofit sector, Strategic planning, Women


LGBTQIA+, Nonprofit sector, Women


Early growth businesses (1-9 employees), Second stage businesses (10+ employees), Startup businesses (0 employees)


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