Austin FC Dream Starter Competition is an annual business initiative allowing Austinites from underrepresented groups to demonstrate ingenuity and compete for one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000 USD) in “Dream Starter” funds to jumpstart and/or accelerate their entrepreneurial venture. Q2’s mission to build strong and diverse communities by strengthening their financial foundations aligns with Austin FC’s inclusivity through equity community pillar. In collaboration with DivInc and its aim to connect underrepresented entrepreneurs with the resources needed to build profitable, high-growth companies, the Austin FC Dream Starter funds will aid Austinites in overcoming financial barriers to attain entrepreneurial success.
Q2 is a financial experience company dedicated to providing digital banking and lending solutions to banks, credit unions, alternative finance, and fintech companies in the U.S. and internationally. With comprehensive end-to-end solution sets, Q2 enables its partners to provide cohesive, secure, data-driven experiences to every account holder – from consumer to small business and corporate. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Q2 has offices throughout the world and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the stock symbol QTWO. To learn more, please visit
DivInc is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to generate equity through entrepreneurship by equipping underrepresented founders with access to the critical resources they need to build successful companies. DivInc offers programs including a 12-week accelerator for early-stage startups and builds partnerships with local government and non-government entities to drive systemic change. Founded in 2016, DivInc has supported 73 companies, and is headquartered in Austin, TX, with the second location in Houston that opened in spring 2021. Learn more at