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Bridge 2 Success Entrepreneur Fellowship

Investing in the Future

Bridge 2 Success is investing in the entrepreneurial capacity of youth to drive inclusive economic growth.

Are you a young BIPOC entrepreneur ready to take things to the next level?

APPLY TODAY!

What is the Bridge 2 Success Entrepreneur Fellowship?

PURPOSE

Bridgemakers Bridge 2 Success Entrepreneur Fellowship prepares young BIPOC entrepreneurs for a life-long entrepreneurial journey through leadership, business development, and tailored mentorship. 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

This transformative program is focused on personal leadership development and business development to equip the digital native generation with lifelong leadership skills conducive to building, and scaling companies that create jobs and positively impact their communities. All participants will receive tailored mentorship and advising. By investing in Gen-Z specifically, Bridgemakers is adding a unique value to the regions’ economy. The program is for aspiring young BIPOC entrepreneurs facing barriers to realizing their dreams. The program is designed for young entrepreneurs (ages 18-25), prioritizing youth from low-income backgrounds, youth of color, or youth otherwise facing the most adversity. 

SUPPORTERS

Our first six-month program in 2023-2024 was funded with the support of Full Stack Saint Paul. Thank you to the City of Saint Paul and Ramsey County for their support in making this program happen. 

NEXT COHORT

August 2024 – February 2025

TIME COMMITMENT

Approximately 10 hours per week including weekly cohort training meetings, weekly 1:1 check-ins with the Entrepreneur in Residence, independent business development, and networking events as available.

LOCATION

Cohort gatherings happen in downtown Saint Paul at the Bridgemakers offices in the Osborn 370 building.

WHAT DO YOU LEARN?

  • Define your ideal customer
  • Improve your idea/product
  • Create a business plan and budget
  • Tell your story and pitch
  • Build your network
  • Understand Leadership, business and technology

BENEFITS TO THE ENTREPRENEUR

Each Fellowship participant receives a monthly stipend $1,200/month through the length of the program to support living and other expenses. As a developing entrepreneur, each Fellowship participant will receive an additional $5,000 for further development of the business.

Thanks to our Partners at Full Stack Saint Paul!

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