Investing in the entrepreneurial capacity of youth to drive inclusive economic growth.
Bridgemakers' Tech Entrepreneur Fellowship, Powered by Full Stack Saint Paul!
We are supporting and inspiring the next generation of innovators and business leaders in the Twin Cities.
This transformative program is focused on 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. By investing in Gen-Z specifically, Bridgemakers is adding a unique value to the regions’ economy.
The program is for aspiring young entrepreneurs facing barriers to realizing their dreams. Focusing on youth from low-income backgrounds and youth of color. Our first six-month program is funded with the support of Full Stack Saint Paul. The program is designed for young tech-focused entrepreneurs (ages 18-25), prioritizing youth from low-income backgrounds, youth of color, or youth otherwise facing the most adversity.
The 6 month cohort experience is an IMMERSIVE program to develop business and leadership skills.
We are focused on tech entrepreneurship this year, and the curriculum is designed to help you:
- 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
In addition, all participants will receive tailored mentorship and advising!
The program is based in Downtown Saint Paul at the Bridgemakers offices in Osborn 370.
The Fellowship includes $1,200 PER MONTH for 6 MONTHS through the length of the program to support living and other expenses, and includes an additional $5,000 for further development of the business.
The program will expand in 2024 and 2025 thanks to a partnership wit Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul leveraging American Rescue Plan Act funds.