What does the StartOut Pride Economic Impact Index Measure?
1.⠀Impact, in terms of jobs created, funding raised, patents filed, and exits by high-growth entrepreneurs; actual measured data and estimated actuals based on a best-in-class peer analysis and the likely number of hidden LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs in each Metro, and an Index number based on these data points.
The achievable, unrealized potential economic impact based on best-in-class peer performance in other Metro areas for the LGBTQ+ population.
3.⠀Comparisons between actual performance and unrealized potential.
Over time, we will add insights about correlations of programs and policies, and in turn a Metro’s respective Index number change over time.