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Richmond, Virginia

©2019 by Founders Mark

Designed by professional educators and career entrepreneurs

OUR PROGRAM MODEL

 

ONLINE PLATFORM

LEARNING LAB::  Interactive curriculum for a guided learning experience

COMMUNITY: Connect with mentors, founders and facilitators

RESOURCES: Curated resources to help through every step of the journey

FACILITATOR LED

FACILITATOR TRAINING: We work with you to train and certify your facilitators

PERSONALIZED SUPPORT: We ensure your success with weekly #EMChats and a dedicated Program Manager

CERTIFIED FACILITATORS: We offer certified facilitators to come to your location and lead your program

FOUNDER EVENTS

FOUNDERS FAIR:  A culminating event of each session where founders pitch and collect Founders Funds from family, friends, mentors and the business community

MENTOR SESSIONS: If your group is looking for a specific focus you can request a Mentor Session for a guest appearance from one of our amazing mentors

LIVESTREAM CHATS: Tune in to webinars and livestream chats to hear from our mentors and featured founders

CURRICULUM STANDARDS

We've worked hard to ensure our program meets the highest level of educational  standards. We are aligned to:

CTE-Career & Technical Education Standards

Department of Labor Entrepreneurship Competency Model

PROGRAMS

 

4TH-8TH GRADE

The most important thing for this age is to help them see possibilities for their futures they didn't previously know were possible. We help students develop the building block skills that will create an entrepreneurial mindset (EM) to prepare them for the next level experiences.

  • Business-in-a-Box

  • Business Builders

HIGH SCHOOL

The real development happens when students learn, apply and iterate on their newly developed skills. The true learning happens when students pressure-test their thinking in real-world scenarios with true risks and rewards on the line. The learning transforms from theory to practice. 

  • LaunchIT

  • GrowIT

SUMMER CAMPS

Summer breaks provide an opportunity to explore and focus on new things free from some of the everyday pressures of school. We use this as an opportunity to help students expand their thinking and dive into something new they care about.

  • Business-in-a-Box​

  • Business Boot Camp​

  • Business Builders​

  • College Camps for 4th-12th​

  • LaunchIT​

  • GrowIT

WHO WE SERVE

Founders Mark programs are designed for EVERY student, not just those who seek to become entrepreneurs. We believe the entrepreneurial mindset (EM) will provide the foundation of skills and experiences every person needs to SUCCEED in the future of work and life.


Our programming offers opportunities for students from 4th grade through 12th grade and is designed to meet the needs of a highly DIVERSE POPULATION. Students have been successful who range from high achieving to those with learning differences. Our programming has served varied communities ranging from underserved to highly supported and resourced. We have found the benefits of the program to be critical for each community served and work to understand the unique needs of every student to ACHIEVE SUCCESS.


The format lends itself to a collaborative guided experience between students, mentors and facilitator where students progress at their INDIVIDUAL PACE with achievement milestones throughout the program.

 
Teacher and Students in Science Class
Running Children
Student on Mobile Phone

PRIVATE & PUBLIC SCHOOLS

AFTER-SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Are you a PARENT  or EDUCATOR interested in bringing this programming to your community? WE CAN HELP! Just contact us to let us know what you are looking for and we can help you locate a program near you or get started with a new program in your area.