We help founders

secure the bag.

Founder Gym is the first online program that trains underrepresented founders on how to raise money to scale their tech startups.

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We Do ThingsDifferently.

Via 6-week online cohorts, underrepresented founders complete structured exercises and receive expert training from seasoned investors and funded-founders. Upon completion of the rigorous training program, FG Graduates are equipped with the knowledge, network, and know-how to successfully raise their first rounds of funding and scale their startups.

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Diversity & Inclusion Focus
100% Online Program
Training Led by Experts
Global Network & Brand
No Equity Taken

We Train Better

We Train Faster

You Go Farther

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Learn FromExperts

Over 40 venture capitalists and VC-backed founders in Silicon Valley and beyond have joined Founder Gym to train the next generation of successful tech startup founders. The FG Cohort curriculum and structure has been influenced by these world-class trainers.

Our Programs

We custom-designed the first ever online training program specifically to help underrepresented tech startup founders raise money to scale their startups. Now, we’re expanding that program to provide additional support to founders who are at the earliest stages of their fundraising journey.

RaisingStartup Capital

For the first time ever, we are offering different program experiences specifically based on whether or not the founder is at the pre-seed fundraising stage or the seed fundraising stage.

Pre-Seed Cohorts

Daytime
Evening

FG Pre-Seed Cohort 1 offers live trainings during the day between 9am-5pm PST. All trainings are 100% virtual, and the 6-week experience covers the following topics:

Week 1: Orientation

Week 2: Legal Prep

Week 3: Funding Sources

Week 4: Seal the Deal

Week 5: Pitch Perfect

Week 6: Graduation

FG Pre-Seed Cohort 2 offers live trainings during the evening between 5-8pm PST. All trainings are 100% virtual, and the 6-week experience covers the following topics:

Week 1: Orientation

Week 2: Legal Prep

Week 3: Funding Sources

Week 4: Seal the Deal

Week 5: Pitch Perfect

Week 6: Graduation

Seed Cohort

Daytime Only

FG Seed Cohort 7 offers live trainings during the day between 9am-5pm PST. All trainings are 100% virtual, and the 6-week experience covers the following topics:

Week 1: Orientation

Week 2: Inside the Mind of a VC

Week 3: The Metrics That Matter

Week 4: Communication Counts

Week 5: Founder Advice

Week 6: Graduation

The Million Dollar Club

Amy Nelson

CEO, The Riveter
FG Cohort 1 Graduate

$20MM raised
The Riveter is a membership workspace and community platform for women and allies.
Sevetri Wilson

CEO, ExemptMeNow
FG Cohort 1 Graduate

$2.1MM raised
Sevetri became the first Black woman in New Orleans to raise more than $1 million.
Kati Radziwon

CEO, iFlipd
FG Cohort 2 Graduate

$3.1MM raised
iFlipd enables users to rent e-books, share them, and get rewarded in the process.
Susan Sierota

CEO, Waggit
FG Cohort 2 Graduate

$3.3MM raised
Waggit is a health and well-being monitor for dogs to improve and extend their lives.

Cohort Tuition

Founder Gym does not take equity in startups; we are an application and fee-based training program. Just like college, you must apply to be admitted, and if accepted, you must be able to pay the program fee. The tuition for all FG Cohorts is the same.

A limited number of scholarships are also offered by our program partners. Within the FG Cohort application, you will find more information on how to qualify for these.

Pay In Full

Pay in full and receive an exclusive bonus training, led by a surprise FG Expert Trainer
$ 2000 one-time
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Payment Plan

Divide your tuition amongst 4 payments
$ 550
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Scholarships Provided In Partnership With

Heli Prilliman, CEO of Lacquerbar
Founder Gym Cohort 3 Graduate

"After Founder Gym, I successfully raised $50k right out of the gate and my company’s momentum totally changed. Today, we’re so excited to be wrapping up our $1M seed round! None of this would have happened without Founder Gym – I’m forever grateful and will be stanning them for life!”

Demetrius Curry, CEO of College Ease
FG Cohort 3 Graduate

"Because of Founder Gym I am a force to be reckoned with, and WHEN I exit and I’m doing my TedTalk, I will give credit to Founder Gym for making me the success I will be.”

Susan Sierota, CEO of Waggit
FG Cohort 1 Graduate

"I love the Founder Gym mission and they back that up with true industry expertise, amazing VC resources who tell it like it is, and a structure of peer support that will last well beyond the month’s cohort. Highly recommend it for a founder looking to expand their reach.”

Irving Chin, CEO of Tassel Software
FG Cohort 1 Graduate

"Founder Gym gave me the confidence to start speaking about a bigger vision, which I was a bit apprehensive to do, because it seemed so ambitious. But thanks to some lightbulb moments listening to FG’s Expert Trainers, I started going with the bigger vision and now know how to capture investors’ attention."

Sevetri Wilson, CEO of ExemptMeNow
FG Cohort 1 Graduate

"Because of Founder Gym, I was able to craft a more concise pitch that now speaks to what investors care most about. I was also able to compare my deck to other founders, which helped me make significant improvements. I started FG at the same time I began raising our seed round, and because of the program, I am so much better prepared for my upcoming pitches."

Ready to take the first step?

The deadline to apply is March 25, 2019.
Read this article for tips and best practices for your application.

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