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Our last cohort included 385+ founders that were 50% Black/African-American, 20% Latinx, 5% Asian/Asian-American, as well as 58% women and 13% LGBTQ+. Meet some of our past participants below.

"I want to give to other veterans what I gained when I started cooking: confidence."

TEKA THOMAS

“Being a successful entrepreneur is being in the frame of mind where you are able to switch from a white collar to a blue collar and back all day.”

NATASHA &

NOEL BENITEZ

"I had always wanted to be my own boss."
"Represent yourself. It takes bravery, but I think entrepreneurs already have that."
DAVID
NOVELLI
“Fear is the biggest obstacle... uncertainty, a lot of times, is  fear masquerading as 
something else.”
“I always had a different idea about doing things. I always felt there was something more we could do.”
 
See an exclusive demo of Aaron's app here. 

"I've been changed by stories. I think storytelling is at the root of so many issues we face today in the world."

"My lesson learned would be utilizing the free and cheapest resources first. They are out there, you just have to find them."

"My lesson learned would be utilizing the free and cheapest resources first. They are out there, you just have to find them."

"We’re creating an entire new job market for the fashion industry."

"Bet on yourself. If you wake up thinking you can't do something you're right. If you wake up thinking you can, you're absolutely right."

"The future is what you create."