New American Entrepreneur Cohort Application
The New American Cohort is a 16-week long program that includes training around topics that ensure your company is being built upon a firm foundation, while preparing you for the next stage of growth. Free to apply, this experience offers one-on-one mentorship, weekly programming focused on business fundamentals, speaking opportunities and a vast network of supporters to rapidly scale your impact and business.

This cohort seeks to increase the success rate of New American entrepreneurs by creating a community and accelerate their growth in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Final curriculum and learning will be driven by the cohort’s needs.

2020 New American Entrepreneur Cohort Timeline
● Applications Open: September 8
● Applications Close: October 4
● Notification of application status: October 9
● Program Begins: Week of October 26
● Program Ends: Week of March 1

Requirements to Participate
● Is the founder or co-founder of a venture in any vertical industry
● Is new to the Fargo-Moorhead area (has lived in the area for 10 years or less)
● Has 10 years or less of experience with their venture
● Has between $1-$999,999 in annual revenue
● This is not an idea stage incubator; all of our startups must have a form of an in-market product or service
● Must attend at least 80% of sessions and all mentor sessions
○ Attending Founders Retreat is optional but highly recommended.
● This program will be hosted in English; because of that, fluent English is required.
○ If you are interested but do not speak English fluently, please reach out so we can gauge interest in creating this program in alternate languages.

Time Commitment
● 2 to 5 hours per week of structured programs
● 10+ hours of implementing program tools inside your business (i.e. refining financial models, apply strategies, etc.)

Interested applicants should complete the application below. Please review the requirements for participation prior to submitting your application.
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