The Transcend Fellowship is a selective program for early-stage founders building the future of learning and work.

Through the 6 weeks and lifetime Transcend Network membership, we help founders connect with the most global founder community in the space and access the resources to find product market fit.

We have worked with 122 founders from 33 countries, who've gone on to raise over $70M in funding.

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The most supportive and global founder community in the space

Lifetime access to our global founder community
A safe space to open up about your founder journey
Weekly intimate gatherings with experts
Access to a network of operators and industry leaders
Fellows

The resources you'll need to find product-market fit

Learn from our experienced Operating Advisors
Exclusive research and content in the space
Access to a leading investor network
$150k in free product credits
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$150k in product partner credits
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The results are in.

9.5/10

Fellows' likelihood to refer other founders to the Fellowship

93.3%

Would be very disappointed if they could no longer access the Fellowship

+2.75x

Fellows' assigned value compared to the actual cost.

33

Countries represented in the community

122

Fellows supported since launching in 2020

$70M

Funding received by fellows after joining the Fellowship
Apply by January 28

Meet the fellows

Meet the Fellows

Hear it from our Fellows!

I love the Transcend Fellowship simply because at the heart of it, is the people coming together with a common mission to help each other envision and build a better future of learning and work.

Howie Chang
Howie Chang
Forward School

Transcend is the go-to place to connect with EdTech / Future of Work / Workforce entrepreneurs across the world. If you're a builder in this space and you're looking for community, insights, support, and a ton of incredible serendipitous moments, look no further.

Ryan Seeras
Ryan Seeras
Workit

I finally found my people! I feel like i now have a community I can lean on and feel safe reaching out to if I need it. Plus I learned some pretty key things about myself as a founder in the process. Transformational!

Zainab Ebrahimi
Zainab Ebrahimi
Florish

Transcend recruits exceptional founders and curates a thoughtful community & learning experience to push founders forward no matter what stage they're at. Highly recommend you get on this train! 🔥

Jackie Neumann
Jackie Neumann
YaYa

Being part of the Transcend has leveled up my founder journey. In a short time, I've built authentic relationships with innovators rethinking how we learn and work across the globe. The fellowship was amazing.

Ope Bukola
Ope Bukola
Kibo School
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TF7 Fellowship

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 6-week Fellowship experience looks like:

Tuesdays 8-9:30 AM PST
Founder Lab

Facilitated sessions to connect with all fellows and learn from each other's journeys.

Thursdays 8-9 AM PST
Skill Labs

Tactical workshops around company-building from leading experts in the sector.

Tuesday Dec 7th 8 AM PST
Outro

Final event gathering leading investors and leaders to explore our global theses.

Lifetime access
Founder Community

Access our supportive and global community – through Slack and continous masterminds programs!

Lifetime access
Expert Roundtables

Weekly sessions led by top founders, investors and operators in the future of learning and work

Lifetime access
Transcend Toolkit

All the research and company-building insights from our experience in the space, in one place.

Past Fellowship Speakers
Allison Baum
SemperVirens

Future of Work Fundraising

Ann Bordetsky
NEA

Business Development 101

Bhaumik Patel
Maven

Consumer Growth

Kapeesh Saraf
Coursera

Product Development

Julia Stiglitz
GSV

Pre-seed Fundraising

Gale Wilkinson
VitalizeVC

Raising a VC round

Esteban Sosnik
Reach Capital

Edtech Fundraising

John Danner
Dunce Capital

Product-Market Fit

Neil Allison
fmr Pearson

Strategy for Founders

Samara Mejía
ChingonaVC

Fundraising Office Hours

Will Houghteling
Strive

Startup
Pivots

Will Morris
EdConnective

K12 Sales and Growth

APPLICATION DEADLINE
January 28
FELLOWSHIP
February 15 - March 24

TF7 Fellowship
+ Lifetime access

$1750
If accepted, you will enroll in the TF7 Transcend Fellowship + receive a lifetime membership to the Transcend Network (weekly events, $200k in perks and exclusive community).
We offer 3 Partial Scholarships ($999) for founders from low-income regions, and 3 Transcend Scholarships ($380) for expectional founders. Just let us know in the application!
You can split your tuition in 3 payments over 12 months if you need it.
Apply by January 28th!

Join our info sessions

Learn more about the Fellowship before applying, directly from us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can any startup join the Fellowship?

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 space very broadly, and like working with projects that intersect with fintech, mental health, HR, or anything that gives you a unique angle!

What's the best stage to apply?

The best stage is after you've defined an idea, gotten a bit of validation or traction, and before finding product-market fit.

When in doubt, apply – we review every single application and will reach out with personalized feedback.

Do you need to have a project to get selected? 

Yes – the Fellowship is exclusively for founders working on an existing project. If you don't yet have an idea and want some support, you should check out the Exploration Lab!

What if I can't afford the cost of the Fellowship?

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.

What times are the sessions? 

Sessions will take place on Tuesday and Thursday at 8 AM PST (US West Coast) during the Fellowship.

8 AM is our default time for all events to accommodate all timezones!

Is the an accelerator?

Not quite – unlike accelerators, we don't take equity in exchange for participating.

We think this helps you have flexibility as a founder while operating at such an early stage.

What is the time commitment for the fellowship per week?

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.

Should I apply individually or with my co-founder?

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.

When will the next Fellowship cohort run? 

Applications to the TF7 Fellowship are currently open! The next Fellowship will take place in May 2022.

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Apply by January 28th!