Who: Startout

When: June 2014

Where: Melbourne



StartOut is a non-profit that promotes equality and combats discrimination in the business world through economic empowerment. It's dedicated to creating great business leaders by fostering LGBT entrepreneurship. They work with their community to foster business success, pride, personal empowerment, and a shared purpose to give back and inspire the next generation of LGBT entrepreneurs. StartOut produces over 60 events nationwide to a growing network of 12,000+ entrepreneurs, technologists, investors and service providers.

At the 2014 Melbourne Winter Hackathon, they worked with RHoK to develop an app for mentoring LGBT teens in remote rural areas. The idea behind the app was to allow older LGBT individuals connect with younger ones in order to support them in areas where there is still discrimination and intolerance.