Level Up in Your Career in 2022 — Apply to First Round’s Fast Track Mentorship Program!

How it works:

The Fast Track fine print:

  • Fast Track 12 will run from February 28th — May 27th, 2022.
  • There will be mandatory one-hour training for both Mentors and Mentees during the week of February 28th.
  • Mentees and Mentors will be invited to an exclusive Fast Track Slack channel to foster more connectivity within the larger cohort.
  • Mentees also receive access to First Round Network, our curated (and confidential) online portal where you can get support on your thorniest challenges 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.

Hear directly from some of our former Mentees:

  • Thanks so much for organizing an incredible Fast Track session for all us mentees and mentors! From the matching to the kickoff, to specific events — everything has been so meticulously thought out. I loved the sessions with my mentor, and hope to get good enough to mentor others some day! — Jesika Haria, Co-Founder at LogicLoop
  • I’ve learned so much! Every week my mentor gave me suggestions and things to work on that I implemented right away. I would come back with my progress and we’d adjust the way I was approaching an issue if needed. The things that were super impactful were those that will stay with me for the rest of my career — how to frame problems, how to present myself, and how to really find joy in the things I’m working on! — Ryley Donohoe, Customer Success Manager at Cocoon
Screenshot of LinkedIn post expressing gratitude for the Fast Track program

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 8+ years of experience — but we make exceptions for people with an uncanny ability to coach with 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, and 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:

  • “After being a part of the First Round Mentorship program twice, I can say that it is the most thoughtful and well-run program I have experienced. I appreciate the guidance and frameworks they provide to make the experience impactful (and less of a lift) for all participants. I always learn as much from my Mentees as I hope they get from me and use it as a real opportunity to hone my coaching and management skills as well. I can’t thank the team enough for organizing such an incredible program and I look forward to continued participation!” — Olivia Herron, Head of Sales — SMB at Facebook
  • Thank you for facilitating another Fast Track program (my fourth)! My Mentee and I prepared for and actively dived into each of our six sessions, and I know I benefited immensely from it — not just in being forced to think more deliberately about the craft of product management in my own career, but also in getting to know a talented, driven, and just all-around great person. Fast Track is a model for any program that aspires to foster a community of coaching, learning, and improvement,” — Tim Dang, Director of Product Growth, 23andMe
Screenshot of LinkedIn post expressing gratitude for the Fast Track program

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