Social Impact Program
Tech for an Equitable Future
Applications Open from Dec 5, 2023 - Jan 19, 2024
Braze is excited to announce our new product grant program Tech for an Equitable Future—an expansion of the Tech for Black Founders program to include other underrepresented groups.
Tech for an Equitable Future aims to remove barriers for underrepresented founders by providing their companies 12 months of free access to the Braze platform and supporting services.
This initiative—launched in 2020 to address findings that only 1% of founders backed by venture capital in the US are Black—now provides a total of 24 Black-led startups free access to the Braze platform. The expanded program will continue this effort with the inclusion of other underrepresented founders, including women founders, who garner just 2% of the capital invested in VC-backed startups in the US.
With equity as one of the guiding social impact pillars at Braze, we are committed to the continued pursuit of equity and inclusion in the technology industries. Businesses accepted to the program can expect to accelerate their growth, increase their chances of receiving VC funding, and build successful businesses.
Braze is a comprehensive customer engagement platform that powers relevant and memorable experiences between consumers and the brands they love. Context underpins every Braze interaction, helping brands foster human connection with consumers.
- Companies with underrepresented-founders, including those with Black and women founders in APAC, EMEA, and North America;
- Bootstrapped business or less than $30M in venture funding;
- Under 100 employees; and
- Compatible SDK and appropriate Engineering and Marketing resources
What to Expect from Braze:
- A free Growth package for 12 months with:
- Unlimited Push Notifications, Webhooks, and In-App/In-Browser messaging for up to 250,000 Monthly Active Users
- 10M emails and two IP addresses
- 1 Currents Connector - Messaging Events integration
- Access to our SDKs and APIs
Onboarding services and over 25 hours of educational content to get you up and running
A dedicated Customer Success Manager
Free Braze certifications, strategic and technical office hours, webinars, and more
Access to virtual founder event programming and digital community spaces to network with fellow founders in the program
An opportunity to renew at discounted rates pending business qualifications at time of renewal
Through Tech for Black Founders, we have furthered our mission of fostering customer community and connections. Braze has been a great partner, and it has been encouraging to see the company improve this program year-over-year and continue their investment in helping level the playing field for Black founders.
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