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August 11, 2021
August 11, 2021

How to B Corp for Startups

From Patagonia to Ben & Jerry’s, thousands of businesses globally have chosen to get certified as B Corporations—or companies that balance profits alongside people and planet by meeting high standards around environmental and social sustainabi...
August 04, 2021
August 04, 2021

Why Water Conservation and Innovation Matter for Startups

From wildfires raging across the drought stricken western U.S., to extreme floods in Europe and the threat of rising sea levels, challenges and risks abound around the topic of water. As we contend with climate change’s impact, water is already tr...

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Andres Wydler

Andres Wydler Executive Director, StartOut Andres Wydler is the Executive Director of StartOut, the largest national nonprofit organization supporting LGBTQ entrepreneurs. He has two decades of successful start-up experience as a co-founder, executive, angel investor, advisor, and board member. Andres’ career focused on corporate and business development, predominantly with early stage technology firms. Over the last decade, he raised equity and debt financing from first tier VCs, investment banks, strategic investors, and economic development partners. He secured government funds to augment private capital and completed acquisitions in the US, Europe, and Latin America. Most of his director and advisor positions focused on fast growing software and clean tech companies. Andres also co-founded an angel group that invested in and exited tech firms with cross-border strategies, and continues to be active in the space. Andres earned an MBA from Stanford and a JD equivalent (lic. iur.) from the University of Zurich’s law school. He developed and lectured a course on Clean Tech Entrepreneurship at Stanford University’s continuing studies program.