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10 Startups to Kick-Off New Accelerator Focused on Solutions for Older Americans

Pivotal Ventures announced the inaugural class for the Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator. 10 companies will join the program to advance creative solutions for older Americans and their caregivers.
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Representation Matters: Closing the Gender Gap in Public Office

Pivotal Ventures is supporting a diverse range of partners working to encourage more women of all backgrounds to run for public office in the U.S.
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Additional $10M Award for Organizations to Win Through the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge

The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge grows to $40 million in awards for the most transformative, equitable, innovative, and feasible ideas to help expand women’s power and influence in the United States.
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Truth Be Told Collection to Highlight the Role of Black Women in the Suffrage Movement

The Truth Be Told collection, a special edition of Evoke, features portraits and artifacts that help tell a more complete story of the history of women’s voting rights, with a focus on Black women’s activism.
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$30 Million Equality Can’t Wait Challenge to Help Expand Women’s Power and Influence in the U.S.

Pivotal Ventures’ new Equality Can’t Wait Challenge is calling for applicants to submit bold, creative ideas to help expand women’s power and influence in the United States by 2030.
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Our Ongoing Commitment to Partners Advancing Racial Equity and Social Progress

Pivotal Ventures is committed to advancing racial equity and working with partners to create a more equal America.
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Black Lives Matter

Pivotal Ventures stands in solidarity with people and organizations advancing progress toward racial equity.
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Resources for Young People Managing Today's Challenges

Many of Pivotal Ventures’ partners are providing mental health and digital well-being resources for young people and their caregivers. Learn more about some of these solutions.
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Advancing Solutions to Care for Seniors, Now and in the Future

Our partners are creating innovative solutions to ensure the health and safety of seniors, now and in the future.
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How our Partners are Serving the Current Needs of Americans

Pivotal partner organizations are finding innovative ways to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and maintain momentum on other critical issues.
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COVID-19: A Note to our Pivotal Community

As a company dedicated to advancing social progress in the United States, we care deeply about ensuring that our country’s response to the COVID-19 crisis leaves no one behind. Here is our commitment to our partners.
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New Cities Initiative to Increase Women in Tech across the U.S.

Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities will develop three inclusive tech hubs across the U.S. over the next five years to build more pathways for women in technology, align local tech and entrepreneurial ecosystems and ensure more representation for all women.
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Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator Brings Fresh Ideas to Care for Aging

Pivotal Ventures is teaming up with Techstars to launch a tech accelerator that will work with startups to build caregiving solutions for people providing and receiving elder care
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Reboot Representation: A Coalition to Close the Gender Gap in Tech

Top tech companies in the U.S. assemble to address the lack of representation of women in the tech industry today.
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Bending the Curve on Women's Power and Influence

Pivotal Ventures sets out to accelerate women’s power and influence by 2030.
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Equality Can't Wait: A Call to Action

Our call for Americans to contribute to making gender equality happen in our lifetimes.

Mental Health support on demand

Pivotal Ventures supports Crisis Text Line, which provides free, 24/7 support to help young people navigate today’s world.
Moment of Lift Book

Melinda Gates releases her first book, The Moment of Lift

In her first book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, Melinda Gates makes a bold claim: when we lift up women, we lift up humanity.