Access to Innovation


SVB is dedicated to the success of the innovation economy. Through Access to Innovation, we provide educational and job opportunities for emerging talent, make connections for female and minority founders and investors and encourage gender parity and diversity in leadership.

12

million jobs requiring postsecondary education will go unfilled in the next decade*

83%

of tech executives are white**

12%

of US venture dollars in 2018 went to teams with a female founder***

47%

of US startups have no women in executive roles****

<1%

of venture funding goes to African American founders*****

Creating opportunities for people who are underrepresented in the innovation economy


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Providing educational and job opportunities for emerging talent
SVB helps underserved youth gain a path to training and a tech career through paid work experiences, a community college certificate in business and data analytics, and events.

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Encouraging gender parity and diversity in leadership

SVB supports women and minorities in leadership in the innovation economy by focusing on activities and partnerships that will fund and increase the representation of diverse entrepreneurs and investors.

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Making connections for female and minority founders and investors

SVB creates opportunities for all by developing networks, partnerships and events to bring founders and investors together, and increase funding and support for entrepreneurs.

*Source: Year Up
**Source: EEOC
***Source: All Raise
****Source: Startup Outlook Women in Technology Leadership Report 2019
*****Source: Forbes