For startup founders, startup workers and those who aspire to be either

If you have an offering for founders or tech workers please email marcos@ bettermousetrap.nyc with the details so I can post it here and in my newsletter.

You’ve arrived! Here’s where you’ll find funding and other opportunities for both founders and tech workers.


COVID-19 Business Assistance ResourceSee this page for some resources to help your business.


Startup-Investor Matching Tool Enabling access to investors and capital. Made by and for ūüíú underestimated founders.


Podfund $25k Р$50k to support emerging podcast creators Learn more and apply


Looking to brush up on some digital skills or learn something new? Google is offering free workshops via their¬†Grow with Google¬†program. Check out the offerings and then get over to Google’s headquarters!

Tacklebox Accelerator РFor idea-stage founders (with full-time jobs) 6-week program, 2 evenings per week.
SCAP is an impact investor focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility to bring about a social change in the Environmental, Food & Biotech industries. Learn more & apply.



Founder Library is an extensive, curated, and organized collection of knowledge and resources for founders of companies. Not aligned with any company, it is community-sourced and evolving. Add this to your browser bookmarks and if you have useful information, be a contributor.

All Raise is a platform for amplifying female voices, accelerating their success and creating a new culture where women are leading, shaping and funding the future. Sections: Founder, Funder, Ally, Events and a great one, Visionary Voices Speakers Bureau.

NEW: NYC Early Stage VC Funds¬†New York City-specific. How long will this be a relevant category as so much business is done online. We’re all remote now.


Female Innovators’ Lab¬†Barclays and Anthemis are committed to bringing more women into entrepreneurship in the financial services ecosystem and closing the fundraising gender gap. Rolling admissions


(Applications close РJan 11, 2021 Рcheck for updates) Fundraise From Home This site lets you pitch a group of early-stage investors from home. The Investor groups include: Chapter One; Stride VC; Shrug Capital; Dream Machine; and Weekend Fund. Pitching is simple. 3 video questions each question is followed by your recorded video answer.


2020 DocSend Startup Index: Active VC List  This is a list of VCs actively looking for deals and signing term sheets.


COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, deadline unknown. Subscribe at the site for updates


Paying It Forward РResources (GDoc)

This sheet is a collection of people who have offered to “…chat with Black individuals about their relevant areas of expertise.” The tabs in this sheet cover: People Offering Their Time, Tips on Reaching Out, Job Listings @Companies Actively Hiring.


Tech & VC: The Foundation is a collection of resources for those interested in breaking into Venture Capital. The range of info here (and it will increase over time) will also be interesting and useful to all founders.


Grasshopper Bank’s A Resource Guide For Founders and Investors During This Uncertain Time Well organized table of contents and list of new content, by week.


Startup School – Library of resources. In short, this is a treasure trove of content. Bookmark this baby!


The Global Support Ecosystem for Women Entrepreneurs and Investors

This is an extraordinary compilation of resources that include:340+ VCs, accelerators, angel networks, conferences, platforms, and communities supporting women innovators and investors


Grants.World Actionalble funds, grants, loans, and services for startups.


Actors Fund list Рfor those in the creative fields, restaurant workers, Sole Proprietor businesses, This list is national in scope.


Tech Skills NYC РAn amazing resource for free or deferred payment tech training.
Tech:NYC and AlleyCorp have compiled a list of NYC tech workers looking for new roles and NYC-based tech companies hiring open positions. To contribute to the board, click here


WeWork Consumer Labs Launching the next big consumer product? Building tech to support a more sustainable supply chain? Retail is changing, and WeWork Consumer Labs is building a community of entrepreneurs building the brands of tomorrow.

 Soho-based WeWork Consumer Labs is for consumer-focused companies to connect with the partners, mentors, investors, clients, and educational resources needed to thrive. Learn more and apply for our equity-free incubator


Office Hours with Sapna Shah, If you are an early-stage entrepreneur in the retail space (B2B, DTC, etc.) and would like to schedule a virtual meeting with me, please use the Calendly link below. Currently, all meetings will be done virtually due to New York’s pause and WFH mandates. Schedule a meeting: calendly.com/sapnaredgiraffe


Laconia Capital open office hours Рno warm intro needed Р30 min. We open our doors for founders to ask any and all questions about venture capital, startups, fundraising, sales, hiring, and everything in between. No questions are off-limits. Looking forward to meeting you! Go here


Subscribe to Civic Hall’s ‚ÄúNYC Civic Tech‚Ä̬†newsletter for their thought-provoking weekly events + programming hosted by civic tech organizations such as Women‚Äôs March Global, DataKind, BetaNYC and more.


Master Coding Fundamentals Grace Hopper, Fullstack Academy offers a free (for the moment) online intro to coding (Javascript) 40 hrs. of coding instruction & practice.


Programming with Python | Python for Beginners. These are short lessons to get you started on the road to programming in the Python language.


Check out women.nyc’s guide to free and low-cost tech courses in New York, including classes, workshops, and meetups across all five boroughs! Learn the essential skills to land a well-paying job in the tech field.


Every month the Awesome Foundation awards a $1,000 grant to a project, no strings attached.


LaGuardia TechHire РOpenCode Learn to code, Network Admin. No cost to eligible participants.


Fullstack Academy re-launches its No-Tuition fellowship program with NYC. The 17 week Web Development program has eligibility requirements and will select 40 applicants to participate. Learn more here. Apply here.


The Fundery: The Essential Venture Capital Database for Women Entrepreneurs VC firms investing specifically in women entrepreneurs



Enterprise Women VCs¬†Here’s a good list of Series A funders who fund women-founded businesses.
¬†500+ women Angel Investors¬†(across the U.S.) assembled by Lolita Taub. As always, do your research to see if any given investor favors a particular sector. If that’s not your company’s sector, be a decent person and don’t contact them.


The New York Times has a course to teach its reporters data skills, and now they’ve open-sourced it. Upskill yourself courtesy of the New York Times.¬†Learn more.


The Elements of AI a free series of online courses from Reaktor and the University of Helsinki to teach what Artificial Intelligence can and cannot do. Geared to a non-technical audience.
A Cold Outreach Workshop by Paige Doherty
Simple, smart steps.