PrepSchool for Founders
Capital Readiness Immersive
Preparing Black Founders for the Fundraising Journey and Beyond
The PrepSchool for Founders: Capital Readiness Immersive is an 8-week program designed for high-potential Black founders preparing for operational growth and fundraising for their businesses.
Our immersive features results-driven programming, access to highly experienced advisors and partnership opportunities with world-class organizations that support high-growth startups.
Tools to Navigate the Investment Journey
+ Emotional Management for Black founders through
powered by Goodie Nation
+ Consideration for Investment from Collab Capital
Key Connections to Guide Growth
+ Personalized Investor Pipeline Discovery & Support
+ Mentoring from Subject Matter Experts
+ Peer-to-Peer Mentoring to Build Community and Ecosystem Efficiency
Packed With Additional Value
+ Startup One-Pager ($150 value)
+ Free 3-Month subscription to Knightley Data Room with personalized support ($100 value)
+ Much More…
Who should apply?
- Black founders beyond the idea stage and are approaching the growth stage of their business
- Founders of established companies (less than a few years old and before significant funding)
- For founders looking to raise capital, the program is best suited for those who plan to raise capital within 6 months of program completion
- Founders of tech or tech-enabled businesses, defined as businesses that leverage and have the ability to scale through technology (software, hardware, biotech, etc.)
Who should not apply?
- Founders with companies that have raised more than $250,000 in capital
- Service-related businesses such as marketing consultancies or web development firms
- Founders of startups that have less than 51% Black ownership
Capital Readiness Programming
Accepted startups will have the opportunity to become a part of a 8-week capital readiness training, delivered by experts from various industries. The training will equip founders with the tools and skills required to successfully fundraise for their businesses. This includes guidance on topics such as how to present financials during the due diligence process.
Mentoring & Coaching
We’ve gathered brilliant minds knowledgeable about the startup journey to support accepted PrepSchool founders! They’ve built, advised or invested in high-potential startups. During their time with us, they’ll join the weekly sessions, share their experiences, host office hours, and provide critical feedback, evaluation, and guidance throughout the business-building process.
To build a strong community, all players have to work together. Our key partners make it possible for us to go farther and faster and to make a lasting impact on those we serve. Through strategic partnerships with highly-vetted organizations, we will be able to help PrepSchool founders elevate their businesses to the next level.
SPONSOR A FOUNDER
Our programming is completely free for Black founders who are invited to participate. This is made possible by the support of our Pathway Partners and supporters of COLLAB.
If you’re interested in sponsoring a Black entrepreneur or making a donation to keep the PrepSchool for Founders programming going, please connect with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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