Our Motto is

"No Founder Left Behind"

Zane Access™, the educational studio for Zane Venture Fund, is an entrepreneurial support organization (ESO) that exists to break down systemic barriers to both access and funding for underrepresented founders.

We produce programming, events, and content to provide diverse entrepreneurs with education, mentorship and a network to successfully scale their companies and connect them with a powerful entrepreneurial and investment community.

What Makes Us Unique? Zane Access

Zane Access produces programming, events, networking and content to provide diverse entrepreneurs in the Southeast and across the US virtually with a powerfully connected community.


Capital Readiness Cohort

Spring and Fall 2022

10-week immersive course preparing  underrepresented founding teams to successfully raise capital. Designed to meet the unique needs of underrepresented founders by providing them with networks and mentors to help them champion their story and use their own powerful, unique voice and brand.

Zane Access has graduated two cohorts with a combined 37 companies, these companies have raised over$5M+, created numerous jobs, and reached revenue over $1M.

And, we're just getting started!

From previous cohort members:

"The Zane experience provided me with the right information at the right time during my funding journey. They did a great job curating the right investors and speakers that provided exceptional insight into their funding strategies and what investors look for."

"I've done a number of "pre-accelerator" level programs over the past year since starting [my company]. I would have to say that the Zane Access Capital Readiness Program has done a phenomenal job at helping us founders expand our professional network within the Startup Ecosystem. Thank you so much for all you and the team has done for us."


Zane Access™ Innovation Weekend is to provide diverse students with exposure to tech and venture career paths through workshops with our University partners and student entrepreneurs and our Founders and Funders event for early-stage founders and investors.



“Founders Night Only” open house for the entrepreneurial community with our fund partners. This is an opportunity for founders to hear from Zane about our processes, our upcoming capital readiness cohort 2, and from Atlanta’s own, Tope Awotona from Calendly.


Zane Access and Venture Atlanta came together for a special founder showcase. This pitch event featured 6 early-stage, Southeast, tech companies pitching for the opportunity to present at the October Venture Atlanta Conference, the premiere event for venture capital in the Southeast.

Congrats to the winner, Candice Bracknall, founder and CEO of GABA.


Our programming arm, Zane Access, will graduated 22 companies from our 2nd Capital Readiness Cohort. The graduation event was on Thursday, June 10th, and sponsored by Launch with GS of Goldman Sachs and featured keynote speaker Henri Pierre-Jacques of Harlem Capital.



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