The Transcend Fellowship

A selective fellowship for 20 founders building the future of learning and work – we help founders all over the world connect with a strong founder community and the resources they need to find product market fit.

We have worked with 80 founders from 24 countries, who've gone on to raise over $23M in funding since.

The most supportive and global founder community in the space

Lifetime access to our growing founder community
Weekly events with experts
Monthly founder reunions
Access to industry connections and leaders
Fellows

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

Learn from our experienced Operating Advisors
Transcend Toolkit, our company-building handbook in the space
Exclusive research and content
Quarterly check-ins with the Transcend founding team
$150k in free product credits
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$150k credits from product partners
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Meet the fellows

Meet the Fellows

Hear it from them!

Great network of founders building the future of work and learning. If this is the space you're in, there aren't many better communities to be a part of.

John Tan
John Tan
Doyobi

Thankful for the opportunity to spend the last month with 20 incredible founders! We'll keep building the future of education and work with this community.

Pato Bichara
Pato Bichara
Collective Academy

If you are working on something in the future of education and work space, fellow along and apply to the next fellowship 💪!

Wes Wagner
Wes Wagner
Pactero

Applying to the Transcend Fellowship has been one of the best decisions I've made this year. The whole experience was expertly crafted. The sessions provided me with immense value, and best of all, I got to meet 19 other founders who, all in a similar space to me, all of whom are awesome!

Ollie Rutherford
Ollie Rutherford
Unirise

The Transcend Network basically gives immediate roots into the industry. Would 100% recommend

Edward Sturm
Edward Sturm
Reverb
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Fellowship Overview

We look for high-integrity early-stage founders who want to learn from and invest in our community to join our founder fellowship. We review all applications and select an exclusive number of 20 founders.

Here's a glimpse into the program.

Every Tuesday (Fellowship)
Founder Lab

Group calls with the 20 fellows to learn from each other's journeys

Every Thursday  (Fellowship)
Skill Sessions

Tactical workshops from leading experts in the sector

Last Thursday (Fellowship)
Outro

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

Lifetime access
Founder Community

Access our supportive community of founders from 20+ countries on Slack

Lifetime access
Weekly Events

Weekly skill sessions with founders and operators in the sector

Lifetime access
Transcend Toolkit

Everything we know about building companies in the space, in one place

APPLICATIONS
February 5th (Now closed)
FELLOWSHIP
March 2nd - April 6th

Fellowship +
Lifetime access

$500
If you get accepted, you'll access the Fellowship and get lifetime access to the Transcend Network.
Full scholarships + geography-based discounts available per request – just let us know in the application what you can afford!
These are early bird prices! Prices will likely increase for future fellowships
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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 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?

We work with really early stage founders, but our stages range from idea to Series A. If you are still at the idea stage, we like seeing that you are actually committed to the idea (either full-time or building a small team) or 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.

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.

Is the Fellowship an accelerator?

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.

Why only 5 weeks?

We have seen that fellows get a lot out of the experience after the Fellowship – we offer weekly programming, quarterly check-ins and an ongoing community. We find that 5 weeks is the best length for founders to get you to know the fellows in your cohort very well, and after you graduate you can continue meeting new folks.

What is the time commitment for the fellowship per week?

You can expect ~3-4 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 only 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 Winter 2021 Fellowship are now closed – we will announce our next Spring 2021 Fellowship around April of this year.

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Not sure if the Fellowship is for you?
Get in touch and let's talk.