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Diversity Policy

Effective Date: 05/10/2023

  1. Introduction

The Diversity Policy for The Startup Events establishes our commitment to creating an inclusive environment that values and celebrates diversity. Recognising the rich tapestry of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences within the London startup community, we aim to foster a space that embraces and leverages these differences for the benefit of all.

  1. Scope and Applicability

This policy applies to all aspects of The Startup Events, including planning, execution, and participation. It encompasses all individuals involved, such as organisers, speakers, sponsors, attendees, and volunteers.

  1. Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

3.1 Diversity Definition: Diversity encompasses a broad spectrum of characteristics, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, socio-economic background, and industry experience.

3.2 Inclusion: Inclusion is integral to our commitment, ensuring that every participant feels valued, respected, and has an equal opportunity to contribute and succeed.

  1. Speaker and Panel Diversity

4.1 Representation: We are committed to ensuring diverse representation among event speakers and panelists. Efforts will be made to include individuals from different backgrounds, industries, and perspectives.

4.2 Gender Balance: Striving for gender balance is a priority in speaker selection. Efforts will be made to ensure fair representation of both men and women.

  1. Attendee Diversity

5.1 Open Access: The Startup Events are designed to be open and accessible to individuals from all backgrounds. Attendance is free to encourage broad participation.

5.2 Outreach: Efforts will be made to reach out to diverse communities and promote inclusivity in attendance. Marketing materials will reflect the diversity of our target audience.

  1. Sponsor and Partner Diversity

6.1 Collaboration: We actively seek diverse sponsors and partners to collaborate with. Preference will be given to organisations that share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

6.2 Vendor Selection: When selecting vendors and service providers, we will consider diversity as a criterion, aiming to support businesses that prioritise inclusivity.

  1. Accessibility

7.1 Physical Accessibility: Events will be hosted in venues that prioritise accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Accommodations will be made to ensure a barrier-free environment.

7.2 Online Accessibility: Virtual events will be designed to be accessible to individuals with different abilities, with considerations for various assistive technologies.

  1. Reporting Mechanism for Concerns

A reporting mechanism will be established for individuals to express concerns related to diversity and inclusion. This may include incidents of discrimination, bias, or other issues affecting the inclusivity of the events.

  1. Continuous Improvement

This Diversity Policy is subject to regular review and improvement to ensure its ongoing effectiveness. Feedback and suggestions for enhancements are welcomed through established feedback channels.

  1. Contact Information

For inquiries related to diversity or to report concerns, please contact:


This Diversity Policy is designed to foster an inclusive and diverse environment within The Startup Events, reflecting our commitment to embracing the unique contributions of all individuals in the London startup community.

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