The BOT Tech Startup Series is an entrepreneurial development program for participants to gain the business skills needed to launch a successful tech startup company resulting in increased opportunities that will socio-economically benefit the local underrepresented and minority community. Workshops, webinars, and co-working days are facilitated through partnerships with local organizations, leaders, industry experts, and professionals who can provide expertise and resources.



The series will focus on the following key areas:

  • Startup Mindset
  • Ideation
  • Mental Health
  • Validation/Valuation
  • Business Basics/Planning
  • Software Development
  • Financing/Funding/Raising Capital
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Pitching
  • Launching/Scaling


The series will comprise of live virtual trainings/workshops, collaborations, an online course, resources, and one-on-one coaching over a period of 4 months.  Live virtual sessions will be held on Saturdays from 10 AM to 12 PM.

This series has two tracks, Tech-Infused Startup and Creative Services, and would be ideal for tech startup, tech-infused, and creative service businesses. Not sure if your business qualifies?  Apply and we will connect back with you!




We do not take equity from your startup.

Our series will include live virtual workshops, an online academy, resources, and coaching. Weekly commitment will vary but is estimated at an average of 8-10 hours per week (this includes tasks and activities completed outside of the live virtual meetings).

You must have a registered business or commit to registering your business within 30 days of starting the series.

You do not have to be solely a tech business to apply for the series. We believe that tech is everywhere so tech-infused businesses/startups are encouraged to apply!

Our 2021 round of the Tech Startup Series will include a special track for Creative Service businesses.

You can apply as a solo-founder or as a team.

We do not provide funding for the tech-infused startups but we will have a pitch competition where approved startups will have an opportunity to win a monetary prize for their startup.

Creative Service businesses will participate in BOT pop-up shops.


If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]