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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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.

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

We Train Better

We Train Faster

You Go Farther

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Over 60 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

We custom-designed the first ever online training program 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.

FG Cohort 10

July 22 - August 30, 2019

This cohort is 6 weeks in duration, and mandatory live trainings take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm PST. The cohort starts on July 22, 2019 and ends on August 30, 2019. The training schedule is as follows:

Week 1: Mindset Matters

Week 2: Startup Success Formula

Week 3: Funding Options

Week 4: Securing Investors

Week 5: Pitch Practice

Week 6: Graduation

The deadline to apply is July 10, 2019.

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, Resilia
FG Cohort 1 Graduate

$3MM 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, 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 to receive the private bonus training: "Creating an Online Brand that Attracts Investors"
$ 2,000 one-time
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Payment Plan

Divide your tuition into 4 payments
$ 550

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!”

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 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 Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
Read this article for tips on how to submit a great application.


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