Founders Lab is designed to help you maximize your potential with insider knowledge from experienced leaders, no matter how early you are in your career. Whether you’re planning to start your own organization, gain the skills to work for an innovative company, or bring breakthrough ideas to your current workplace, Founders Lab is for you.
"If you are a life-long learner then this is a program for you as it creates opportunities to grow through unique challenges and learning."
"I learned more about working in a professional environment in one session with you than in four years of college classes."
"Founders Lab is an amazing experience and opportunity to be surrounded by people with great ideas and who want to make a difference in the world."
and maximize your potential.
to make your dream 'crazy until it's not.'
via live conversations with top founders and executives.
Founder, Gina’s Collective
Advisor to Y Combinator Nonprofits
Y Combinator alum
Co-founder of Partpic
Partner, Collab Capital
VP of Operations
Founder + CEO, Garden City
Co-founder, New Story
The Diversity Gap
Co-founder, Dost Education
Y Combinator alum
Co-founder + Managing Partner
Next Play Capital
The Giving Keys
Co-founder + COO
Co-founder + CEO
Co-founder + Head of Product
Join a community of people in your season of business.
We offer discounts for cofounders or teams (3 or more) who work together.
50+ hours of custom content designed to help you unlock your career potential.
Enter our selective talent pool that we also share with other organizations.
Learn directly from groundbreaking leaders in interactive settings.
Small group sessions led by social impact leaders where you apply learnings in real-time.
Learn what you need to pursue the social impact career of your dreams.
Participate in intimate small group sessions where you dive deep and ask them anything.
Access the content and ask questions after you complete the course.
Join an alumni network group to help with internships, fellowships, startup ideas, jobs, and more.
We started as three 20-somethings with no funding and no connections — just the crazy belief that we could help solve one of the world’s biggest problems. Dream big, start small: that’s a mantra we repeat a lot around here. Not because it sounds inspiring, but because it’s our story. I was 24 with just $2,000 when I decided to found New Story with my co-founders Alexandria, Matthew, and Mike. Fast forward five years and we’ve built a team of top talent, raised more than $50M, been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies (2017, 2019, 2020), and most important, created real change for those who need it most. The “how” and “why” of our success aren’t magic tricks, they’re simple mindsets that any young person can use to enact real impact in the world.
Because it’s a paid community, Founders Lab attracts ambitious people who take social entrepreneurship seriously. Everyone’s here to make real connections and get learn how to make an impact in the world around them.
And because it’s private, experts share ideas that aren’t published anywhere else. There are no “dumb” questions—and nobody’s afraid to provide their best advice.
Kat Mañalac, Partner at Y Combinator
The five week kick-off course will be a mix of teaching styles to ensure you’re learning the whole time. Curriculum includes:
Since our founding in 2015, we’ve raised over $50M in revenue, designed and built over 25 holistic communities around the world, and created and deployed a software platform now used by governments. In 2019, we began construction on the world’s first 3D printed community, which is now being featured as a documentary on Apple TV+. We’ve been named three times as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company and our co-founders are all Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs.
Additionally, we’re advised and supported by some of the world’s best founders and leaders. Learn more about them here.
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