Accelerating the growth of
diverse-led businesses.

Strategic expansion programs, coaching and resources to help you grow to $10M and beyond.

Join our community of diverse founders and partners
working together to succeed.

We Understand Founders.

We are founders just like you. We understand the challenges you endure and can provide meaningful assistance to help you grow your business.

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We Are Inclusive.

It is essential to our mission that we seek out and include people of color,
women, veteran and LGBTQ founders.

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Community Matters.

We work in your neighborhood by providing local resources. We currently serve: Chicago, Austin, Dallas, San Diego, Inland Empire, Philadelphia and Miami.

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Construct.

We help you construct a business growth strategy that is sustainable and fundable.

Cultivate.

We will provide coaching and mentorship from people that have done it before.

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Founders First

Where small business growth happens.

Collaborate.

You will meet and work with others in your same situation. You’re not alone.

Capitalize.

If qualified, we can provide revenue-based growth financing to help you scale your business.

Our programs guide business owners through the process of
achieving accelerated growth through curriculum, hands-on
assignments, and expert coaching.

Founders First Challenge.

Challenge is for entrepreneurs with established businesses, earning between $50K and $250K in annual revenue, who want to achieve growth. 60-day Mini-Accelerator Program consists of four (4) workshops where you will learn how to work ON your business, not just IN your business! Program completes with Pitch and Graduation Event with opportunity to compete for up to $5000 cash and service prizes. Includes 18-months of post program support coaching and support.

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Founders First Bootcamp.

Bootcamp is for entrepreneurs with established businesses, earning a minimum of $250K in annual revenue who want to achieve rapid growth. 90-day, weekly online 12 group sessions. Virtual Pitch and Graduation Event with opportunity to compete for up to $7500 cash and service prizes. Learn what it takes to develop an effective growth and funding plan that gets funders to say yes to your request to fund your business growth. Includes 9-months of post program support coaching and support.

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Founders First FastPath.

The “invitation-only” FastPath Executive Program in Financing & Managing Growth is designed for companies generating $1 million to $5 million in annual revenues. The program is best suited for successful Founder/CEOs, needing up to $1 million in growth capital as well as professional development, including leadership skills, confidence, and vision to overcome challenges and realize opportunities in accelerating revenue growth.

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Testimonials.

Upcoming Activities.

San Diego Challenge.

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Apr 20, 2020 – June 15, 2021

Chicago Challenge.

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May 25 – Jul 20, 2021

Spring '21
Bootcamp.

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Apr 28 – Aug 12, 2021

Dallas/Houston
FastPath.

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May 17 – Jun 8, 2021

Looking to grow your business?

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