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Founders First has supported over 400 companies in the past five years, helping them achieve an average of 25% year over year growth.

Founders First FastPath.

The 4-week 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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Program Locations and Dates.

  • Dallas, TX   Online // May 17 – Jun 8, 2021
  • Chicago, IL   Online // Sep 20 – Oct 14, 2021
  • NJ/Philadelphia   Online // Nov 15 – Dec 16, 2021

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 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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Program Locations and Dates.

  • Winter 2021   Online // Dec 16, 2020 – April 15, 2021
  • Spring 2021   Online // April 28, 2021 – Aug 12, 2021
  • Fall 2021   Online // Aug 25, 2021 – Dec 9, 2021

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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Program Locations and Dates.

  • San Diego, CA Online // Apr 20 , 2021
  • Chicago, IL Online // May 25, 2021
  • Inland Empire/Orange County, CA Online // Jul 13, 2021
  • New Jersey/Pennsylvania, Online // Aug 17, 2021
  • Miami/Jacksonville, FL Online // Sep 21, 2021
  • Dallas/Houston, TX Online // Oct 12, 2021

Founders Clydesdale Community Leadership.

The Clydesdale Community Leadership Program is a 3 month online program designed for 5th grade elementary school students and their families with an interest in entrepreuership. Students complete an online language enrichment program combined with popular music through the partnership with the organization, Rhymes to Reason. The program exposes students to concepts, vocabulary, and a variety of career fields from local small businesses that are making an impact in their community. The program is free to participants and students have the opportunity to participate as youth judges in Founders First’s Regional Challenge Pitch Competitions.

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