Mintz is pleased to share that the firm has signed on as a partner to Envision, a new, first of its kind nonprofit and equity free virtual accelerator for diverse founders who are currently in college.
Through grant funding, hands-on workshops, one-on-one mentorship, and more, Envision will offer individualized support to startups with student and diverse founders, including women and/or people of color, that are accepted to its program, which will be run entirely remote/online. The accelerator recently closed applications for its first cohort of 10-15 startups. Notably, Envision and its co-founders Annabel Strauss and Eliana Berger were recently featured in an article published by TechCrunch.
“Mintz is thrilled to support Envision and help further its mission to diversify the entrepreneurship and venture world,” said Mintz Member, Chair of the firm’s Technology Practice, and Co-chair of the Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice Daniel DeWolf. “We believe it is critically important to eliminate the barriers often facing women and people of color in the emerging companies space.”
Mintz’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice represents numerous venture capital firms and other private equity investors, as well as a large number of venture capital-backed businesses, in all stages, from early- or seed-stage investments through subsequent multi-investor and late-stage financings, and initial public offerings. The firm’s attorneys work with clients to examine their corporate requirements, financing avenues, intellectual property protection, employment issues, and regulatory and compliance needs, and assess how these impact their bottom line. Additionally, firm attorneys created and contribute to MintzEdge, an online resource for entrepreneurs that includes useful tools and information for starting and growing a company.