Apply to First Round’s Fast Track Mentorship Program — Our 11th Cohort!

With that, we’re pleased to officially announce the 11th cohort of First Round Fast Track, running from Labor Day to Thanksgiving. If you’re interested in joining our next cohort as a Mentee or a Mentor, we invite you to apply here by August 1.

Program details:

  • Fast Track 11 will run from September 7 — November 20, 2021.
  • There will be mandatory one-hour training for both Mentors and Mentees during the week of August 30.
  • Mentees also receive access to First Round Network, our curated (and confidential) online portal where you can get support from our portfolio companies, utilize our robust resource center, and learn tactical advice from thousands of Q&A questions.

Who should apply:

You might be a good fit for a Mentee spot if:

  • You’re looking to learn and level up in your career, either as an individual contributor or a team leader.
  • You’ve had an unconventional path into tech.
  • You want to start a company someday — or are already thinking about doing it in the next couple of years.

Hear directly from some of our former Mentees:

You might be a good fit for a Mentor spot if:

  • You’re a VP, mid-career superstar or director at a breakout tech company, which generally translates to 10+ years of experience — but we make exceptions for people with an uncanny ability to coach and wisdom beyond their years.
  • You’re a current or former founder who can share the good, the bad, and the ugly of startup life.
  • You have a strong desire and ability to help rising stars achieve their bold goals, navigate career paths, attack specific functional areas, recognize blind spots, manage and lead teams.
  • You have a valuable perspective to share, but more importantly, you seek to understand before you give advice. You use your own learnings and candor to elevate the knowledge of others, helping mentees discover and amplify their talents.

Hear directly from some of our Mentors:

Apply here today! The application closes on August 1st.



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