The most trusted platform for overlooked founders launching and scaling high-growth startups.

Through our programs, networks, and fund, we holistically support founders.

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FOR FOUNDERS

Featured Programs

Through our accelerators and fellowships, we help early-stage, overlooked founders unlock their next level of growth with curated programming for the earliest days of company building.

Visionaries Accelerator →

A 14-week, virtual-first accelerator program to catalyze growth for overlooked founders. Founders receive holistic support via funding, curated communities, and hands-on support.

VHNYC Founder Fellowship →

A hybrid 14-week Founder Fellowship for 20 early-stage, underrepresented founders building high-growth, tech, and tech-enabled businesses based in NYC with $10K in non-dilutive funding.

We catalyze founder and startup growth

Our amazing community and comprehensive hands-on support will help you hit your startup’s next milestone, whether you’re building from scratch or looking to scale

All Case Studies

Who are we looking for?

Visible Hands is focused on bringing together exceptional underrepresented founders from across the U.S. to build venture-backed companies.

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Underrepresented Identities

We are focused on investing in women, non-binary people, and Black, Latinx, and Indigenous American people.

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Exceptional Founders

If you are passionate about a problem and know that you are the right person to solve it, we want to work with you.

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Proven Skills & Deep Insights

We are seeking builders, technologists, industry experts, and community leaders who are ready to jump in and get building.

Our Networks

Join one of our vibrant networks to diversify the startup ecosystem & ensure that our founders feel seen, supported, and surrounded by community at every stage of their journey.

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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Jeff Bussgang
General Partner and Co-Founder, Flybridge Capital Partners
Senior Lecturer, HBS
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“Being a founder is hard, that much is true. But it’s so much easier with a community.”
Deborah Bial
President and Founder, Posse Foundation
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Adam Messinger
Former CTO, Twitter | Technical Advisor, Ambassador Labs
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Marcus Hollon
Principal, Black Capital
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Robyn Glaser
SVP, Business Affairs, The Kraft Group
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Michael Kumin
Managing Partner, Great Hill Partners
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Greg Gottesman
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Pioneer Square Labs
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Corey Thomas
President and CEO, Rapid7
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“Many of us know what it’s like to be the ‘only one in the room,’ so we’re here for you.”
La Mer Walker
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Valence Community
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Cait Brumme
SVP, MassChallenge
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Ariel Solomon
Sr. Manager, Business Transformation & Analytics, Tesla
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“Fantastic, this product has really helped our team and business”
Bob Mason
Former CTO, Brightcove | Managing Partner, Argon Ventures
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We believe in you, early and passionately.

Our next accelerator will run from September 12 - December 16, 2022.

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upcoming events

Learn more at one of our events.

Accelerator Info Session and Q&A

Apr 12, 2022

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Accelerator Info Session and Q&A

Apr 19, 2022

4:00 pm

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Accelerator Info Session and Q&A

Apr 27, 2022

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