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A new system of funding, training and mentorship for founders building cultural breakthroughs

Talent x Opportunity

Technology and culture are two of America’s enduring exports. We’ve nearly perfected the art, science, and business of scaling technological breakthroughs, but the ecosystem for cultural breakthroughs is much less developed. The Talent x Opportunity Initiative (TxO) is a step in that direction: a system that discovers and supports cultural geniuses who have the talent, drive and ideas to build breakthrough companies, but lack the networks and resources to do so. TxO is designed to help these entrepreneurs build durable, successful companies around their cultural innovations. Learn More About TXO

TXO Fund

$175,000 investment for founders through a Donor Advised Fund managed by the Tides Foundation.

TXO University

A 16-week training and mentorship accelerator program with a mix of in-person and online curriculum curated for culture-driven startups.

TXO Mentor community

Vetted industry and subject matter experts, along with TxO alumni, who collaborate with founders at every step of their company-building journey to provide the networks and knowledge needed to scale ideas into global businesses.

TXO Partners

Organizations who contribute bespoke products, services, and expertise to TxO companies.

Amplify your X Factor

TxO accepts talented founders on a rolling basis

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The Talent x Opportunity initiative identifies and supports entrepreneurs who have the talent, drive, and ideas to build great businesses, but lack the network and resources to do so.

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TxO Grant Program

Open to nonprofit organizations advancing out-of-network talent across the technology ecosystem.

Submit an application before July 19, 2024 to be eligible!

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TxO is a team of builders and operators dedicated to supporting the next generation of cultural breakthrough companies. We believe talent is evenly distributed and are committed to closing the opportunity gap for out-of-network founders.

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