Lunar Startups has announced its latest group of early-stage startups — Cohort 3 — and the lineup is once again wonderfully diverse. According to Lunar:
- More than 67% of Cohort 3 startups are led by a woman
- 60% are led by a person of color
- 33% are led by a woman of color
- 7% are led by a person who identifies as LGBTQ+
“We are so excited to finally share the participants of Cohort 3 with the community,” Danielle Steer, Managing Director of Lunar Startups said. “It’s been a tough secret to sit on, but we couldn’t be happier that this amazing group of entrepreneurs will be joining us this year.”
From AI meditation gurus to vegan baking mixes, here’s the full lineup for Cohort 3 (with descriptions from Lunar Startups).
Curbing climate change and empowering health with the first bamboo toilet paper designed for women.
Streamlining the giving process for non-profit organizations by fully utilizing mobile wallet technology.
A proudly vegan baking mix companies giving back with every sale.
A smart campus solution for higher education that integrates non-academic factors of student success to increase retention.
Partnering with mission-driven clients to create mission-centered events where every attendee feels welcomed, celebrated, and included.
Building feminist communities and promoting women-owned businesses with a monthly subscription box.
A consulting firm for the new majority, building better strategies that center users as the most important designer.
Elevating designers and makers of the North and spurring local economic activity with pop-up craft markets.
Helping cities, local non-profits, and small businesses do the right thing, the first time in commercial real estate and urban planning.
Harnessing AI technology to create the world’s first intelligent meditation guru.
Encouraging Black girls to be their very best with Rocky Robinson, a character featured in online content, games, and more.
Increasing integrity and reducing crime on a cashless, user-driven marketplace.
Aa suite of alternative tools helping teachers serve all students with relevant content and curriculum.
An AI-powered social enterprise dedicated to helping small businesses care for their customers + communities.
Preparing kids for their first visit to the dentist using entertaining and educational content.