The Transcend Fellowship is a selective program for early-stage founders building the future of learning and work.
We help founders in two ways: we connect them with the most global founder community in the space and give them access to the network and resources they need to find product market fit.
We have worked with 100 founders from 28 countries, who've gone on to raise over $26M in funding since.
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Transcend is a brilliant community of founders and subject matter experts who all *get* what it means to be building for the future of learning. The connections and resources are truly priceless.
Really loved my experience being a part of the Transcend Network, and highly recommend to any EdTech founders wanting to grow their companies. The team is stellar.
Transcend Fellowship is THE fellowship if you are an early stage founder in the future of work or learning space. It is community-centric and certainly does not feel like any other incubators or accelerators.
Transcend has been an immersive and transformative experience! Before joining the fellowship, I didn't have any idea it was possible to connect with like-minded founders to have a shared journey on building early-stage startups for the future of learning and work.
One of my favorite founder communities is Transcend Network, which focuses on founders starting edtech and future of work companies
We are looking for high-integrity founders to learn from and support our community. We select a small cohort of founders that connect with our thesis and community principles.
Here's what the 5-week Fellowship experience looks like:
Facilitated sessions to connect with all fellows and learn from each other's journeys.
Tactical workshops around company-building from leading experts in the sector.
Final event gathering leading investors and leaders to explore our global theses.
Access our supportive and global community – through Slack and continous masterminds programs!
Weekly sessions led by top founders, investors and operators in the future of learning and work
All the research and company-building insights from our experience in the space, in one place.
Building with No-Code
Future of Work Fundraising
Raising a VC round
Strategy for Founders
Fundraising Office Hours
K12 Sales and Growth
We exclusively work with startup founders that are in some way addressing how people learn or work, and take a broad definition of edtech or future of work startups. We think about this very broadly, and like working with projects that intersect with fintech, mental health, HR, or anything that gives you a unique angle!
We work with really early stage founders, from an idea-stage to a Series A stage. If you are still at the idea stage, we like seeing that you are actually committed to the idea full-time and actively experimenting in the space to gain market validation. When in doubt, apply. We review every single application and will reach out with personalized feedback.
Yes – the Fellowship is exclusively for founders working full-time in their projects. All of our founders are very early-stage, but being full-time ensures you make the most of this experience. Don't worry if you are still exploring an idea, we will soon launch more experiences for you!
Apply and let us know what works for you. We provide scholarships and discounts based on stage and geography, and are committed to enrolling all founders who get accepted.
Not quite – accelerators tend to take equity in exchange for participating, which we don't do. We think this helps you have flexibility as a founder while operating at such an early stage.
These 5-weeks will be intense – you'll get to know the rest of your cohort very well. We find that keeping it to 5 weeks ensures it feels fresh and exciting on your end, and leaves you feeling connected to the rest of the network so you can join the weekly programming, quarterly check-ins and an ongoing community we run for you. Remember, you get lifetime access to this community!
You can expect ~3-5 hours per week during the 5 weeks of the Fellowship – we have two sessions each week, an active Slack community and optional events and programming. After the fellowship, it's a totally optional commitment, but we maintain the active community and weekly programming for all founders.
We accept founders individually, not teams. If you have multiple co-founders who are interested, you should decide who will make the most of out the program. You can also apply together and decide after the interview who will be best suited for the Fellowship.