- Gain access to our capital network
- Receive 1-on-1 'Sherpa' mentoring
- Customized work sessions & coaching
- Utilize our company building framework
The Barbershop app that is bringing healthcare to the urban community then went on to complete their seed round from investors attending Demo Day.
After FounderTrac, the DTC detergent brand went on to Y Combinator and closed a large seed round.
The telecom company leveraged their Sherpa mentor to help raise a large seed round during the program.
"We are so excited to fund this innovative collaboration between Launch Annapolis, Maryland Tech Council and MCVC Partners to give Maryland companies the training, mentoring and funding they need to be top tier companies. FounderTrac rocks!"
"FounderTrac was a fantastic learning, growing, and networking experience for FREY, and connected us to an amazing array of experienced people within our community. On top of the education, we walked away with two new close mentors (who joined our advisory board in an official capacity) as well as one of our first investors. Highly recommend FounderTrac!"
FounderTrac’s proprietary company building framework ensures you’re getting the value and resources exactly where you need it.
Accepted applicants will be taken through a 12 week program that includes six small-group work sessions. We will help you identify the most prominent needs in your business and then match you with a sherpa mentor and customized work sessions to have a significant positive impact on your business during the program.
Each session will provide guidance on utilizing FounderTrac’s company building framework where you need it most across the topics of Startup Financing, Go to Market Strategy, Leadership & Legal, and Product Development.
Throughout the program you will also be building a pitch deck and practicing your investor pitch, where you will receive feedback from VCs and entrepreneurs that have raised capital.
You will also be connected with a “Sherpa” that will work with you individually to create a customized plan to help your company reach its goals. Sherpas are experienced and successful entrepreneurs and executives dedicated to having a significant positive impact on your business in the short term.
The program is capped with a Demo Day public event attended by investors, press, entrepreneurs and other members of the startup community. This will be an amazing opportunity to get exposure and attract the resources that you need to take your company to the next level! A founder/cofounder from your team must attend and pitch at this event in order to graduate from FounderTrac.
FounderTrac cohort members have an opportunity to meet investors during the program and at the conclusion of the program at the Demo Day event.
FounderTrac's last Demo Day had 250+ attendees including 75+ Angels and VCs. FounderTrac is supported by the venture firm MCVC Partners. In support of FounderTrac they have committed to attracting great companies to Maryland and to supporting the graduates of FounderTrac. From our broad investor group, the 2018 FounderTrac cohorts raised 5M+ from the inception of the program up until Demo Day, and they raised additional money following Demo Day.
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