We help founders

raise money.

Founder Gym is the leading online program training underrepresented founders on how to raise money to scale their tech startups.

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The Million Dollar Club

Founder Gym alumni all over the world are successfully raising money. Here’s a snapshot of those who have raised $1 million or more!

Sharmi Albrechtsen

CEO, SmartGurlz
FG Cohort 3 Graduate

$1.9MM raised
SmartGurlz is a STEM education company that creates products for kids and schools, aged 5 to 12.
Joshua Aviv

CEO, Spark Charge
FG Cohort 7 Graduate

$1MM raised
SparkCharge makes a modular, portable charging unit to charge electric vehicles ultra-fast.
Amy Nelson

CEO, The Riveter
FG Cohort 1 Graduate

$20.5MM raised
The Riveter is a modern day union for working women providing community, content, resources, and coworking spaces
Kishau Rogers

CEO, Time Study
FG Cohort 2 Graduate

$1.25MM raised
Time Study is an enterprise SaaS solution that analyzes how employees spend their time.
Kati Radziwon

CEO, iFlipd
FG Cohort 2 Graduate

$3.1MM raised
iFliped enables users to rent e-books, share them, and get rewarded in the process.
Sevetri Wilson

CEO, Resilia
FG Cohort 1 Graduate

$2.1MM raised
Resilia helps non-profits maintain compliance, and assists grant-deploying entities in the management of their grantee relationships.
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.
Jasmine Shells

CEO, Five to Nine
FG Cohort 2 Graduate

$1MM raised
Five to Nine is an event management platform for companies to track internal program success by analyzing employee feedback and engagement.

We Do ThingsDifferently.

Via 6-week online cohorts, 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 capital to scale their tech startups.

Founder Gym
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100% Virtual
Focused on Fundraising
Trainers from Silicon Valley
Global Network of Founders
Supportive Community
Does Not Take Equity

We Train Better

We Train Faster

You Go Farther

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Learn FromExperts

Over 65 accelerator directors, angel investors, venture capitalists, startup lawyers, and funded-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.

Now Accepting Applications

Founder Gym is the first online training program specifically designed to help underrepresented tech startup founders raise money to scale their startups. Over the span of 6 weeks, we provide founders with the information, structure, and accountability needed to level up their fundraising skills and close the gap between where they are and where they want to be. We are currently accepting applications for Cohort 12 and Cohort 13.

Cohort 12 Cohort 13
Founder Identity Any underrepresented founder Black founders
Founder Location Anywhere in world Anywhere in world
Start Date January 27, 2020 January 27, 2020
End Date March 6, 2020 March 6, 2020
Training Days Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Training Times 12-2pm PST 5-7pm PST

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, a tuition fee is required. The FG Cohort is a professional development opportunity for tech startup founders who are ready to make an investment in their growth.

Pay In Full

Pay in full and receive a BONUS training from Founder Gym's CEO, Mandela SH Dixon
$ 2,000 one-time
Save 20%

Payment Plan

Divide your tuition into 5 bi-weekly payments
$ 500

What Founders Are Saying 

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!”

Isaiah Johnson, CEO of Project Beanstalk

"During the cohort, I gained such a positively stimulating amount of information about fundraising, investors, legal prep, pitching, networking, nationwide communities, and more!"

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 a bit apprehensive to do because it seemed 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 Resilia
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 go to the next level?

The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Read this article for tips on how to submit a great application.


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