WheniLeave.com accepted into the inaugural cohort created by Madrona’s Create33 & Microsoft >

Published May 27, 2020

We’ve been honored to be selected by one of Seattle’s Top Accelerators backed by Madrona Venture Group.  The program partnered with Microsoft to created the “Startup Success Program” for us and 26 other companies.  

For the past month, the Startup Success Program has been providing resources and support to the 27 startups in its inaugural six-month cohort.

“Over the past months, we have experienced the pandemic known as COVID19, but this country has been in the grips of a pandemic for centuries: racism and anti-blackness,” said Create33 Executive Director Rebecca Lovell. “These crises have highlighted and exacerbated the existing institutional barriers around access to resources for communities of color. Though it is an incredibly raw moment to launch this effort, with an inspiring cohort of startups and experts engaged in the work, we are thankful to do so.”

The experience has been incredible so far.  We’re working together with some of the top local area minority and women owned startups and will be ultimately sharing our platform on “demo day” which will be attended by Top Puget Sound Investors, Lenders and Community Capital and Credit Unions.

Create33 launched in 2018 as a “founder center” to bring Seattle-area entrepreneurs together. It’s the brainchild of Madrona Venture Group, one of the largest venture capital firms in the Pacific Northwest. Today, the organization has 250 “high-growth startups” as members.

Update 9/30/2020:

We especially want to thank Rebecca Lovell, Jaren Schwartz and the amazing folks at Create33 for the opportunity!

~Brandon Na, Founder, WheniLeave.com