We are excited to launch BUILD @ The Fund!

Launching a company can be a daunting process, particularly as a new founder with limited access or resources. With this in mind, The Fund is launching BUILD, an 8 week course providing the nuts and bolts of how to start a company, along with access to a community of experienced founders, operators and entrepreneurial peers. We provide insider knowledge for founders; nothing sugar-coated, just straight talk and resources to help founders build the skills and network to succeed. This is a no-equity, no-fee program built with the intention of supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This is not an Accelerator but an educational resource to help early stage innovators from underrepresented backgrounds.

More about BUILD

BUILD is run by Members of The Fund who have collectively built hundreds of companies and who get what it truly takes to succeed. It starts with an overview of the tools and resources to set up a company, then helps build the financial and operations models needed to launch and grow. We also focus on finding, pitching and closing the ideal target customer(s) and preparing to pitch a compelling narrative to investors and the world.

The purpose of the initiative is to help reduce barriers to access in entrepreneurship by creating a community that enables founders and aspiring founders to learn the inner workings of starting a company, benefit from mentors and industry experts, network, access resources, and join a thriving community of like-minded builders.

The inaugural session will place participants into small cohorts and will feature weekly programming around eight core business competencies. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from best in class founders, operators and experts through The Fund’s network, as well as from one another in a peer-centric model.

By the end of the 8 weeks, participants will have:

Every week, participants will: