Founder Gym has trained the most Black women to raise $1 million. Now we’re launching a NEW Black Women Cohort to train even more.

Mandela SH Dixon
Apr 7 · 7 min read

Founder Gym is the #1 program teaching underrepresented founders how to raise capital to scale their tech startups.

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Black women who graduate from Founder Gym are winning like never before.

Kathryn Finney, Lauren Maillian, and Digital Undivided’s ProjectDiane Report states that only 93 Black women have ever raised $1 million or more. 1 out of 10 of those Black women have graduated from Founder Gym.

Some of the biggest and boldest Black voices in the world back Black Women who graduate from Founder Gym.

Black women who graduate from Founder Gym are paving the way.

This is a BIG deal because Black women receive the least amount of investment capital out of all founders.

Founder Gym is doubling down on helping Black women succeed.

Applications are now open for Founder Gym’s inaugural fundraising cohort specifically designed for Black women who want to raise money to scale their startup. FG Fundraising Cohort 17 is for all Black women, including trans women. The cohort operates for six weeks, from June 7th through July 16, 2021, and the deadline to apply is May 7, 2021. FG Cohort 17 is 100% virtual, so founders can participate from anywhere in the world.

FG Cohort 17 Trainers are Black Women investors, founders, lawyers, and industry experts.

FG Cohort 17 is packed with more trainers than ever before and brand new programming.

In addition to our proven curriculum, two new trainings have been added to FG Cohort 17 for Black Women:

New Training #1: Developing a Winner’s Mentality

New Training #2: Pitching Angels and Scouts

Click here to apply to the cohort by the deadline May 7, 2021.

Black women who have received scholarships to participate in Founder Gym have gone on to achieve amazing things.

Now is your chance to help the next generation of Black women secure the capital they need to scale their companies and make HERstory.

Join Sequoia Capital, Google for Startups, Shopify, Teach for America, Microsoft for Startups, Kapor Center for Social Impact, Prosper Portland, Bronze Valley, and many other great organizations who have stepped up to sponsor the Founder Gym tuition for underrepresented founders, so they can access the training, network, and community they need to advance their business goals.

Click here to sponsor a founder by the deadline April 28, 2021.

Attend a free training.

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, the Founder Gym Team will lead a free training that is open to the public. It will cover four key questions:

Click here to register for the free training by the deadline April 13, 2021.

Founder Gym is serious about helping founders succeed.

Email if you are interested in locking arms with the leading program for underrepresented founders and join the movement to democratize access to capital for entrepreneurs everywhere.

For more information about the Black women Founder Gym Graduates featured in this article, click here.

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