Launched in 2016, Milestone Makers selects a small cohort of entrepreneurs to receive individualized business mentoring, coaching, training, and resources all at no cost. The goal is to help entrepreneurs set, hit, and celebrate milestones critical to company growth. Participants are matched with coaches and mentors who are leaders in their industry and given access to customized resources that meet each founder’s needs.
The Center, in partnership with our sponsors, is proud to make this 12-week program free with a pay-it-forward philosophy. Milestone Makers return to teach, share, and nominate the next cohort of great leaders.
Current and Upcoming Cohorts
Onboarding week – February 3-5
Graduation Rehearsal – May 5th
Graduation – May 6th
Applications Due – March 8th
Onboarding week – April 6-8th
Graduation Rehearsal – June 30th
Graduation – July 1st
Applications Due – May 10th
Onboarding week – June 9-11th
Graduation Rehearsal – Sept 8th
Graduation – September 9th
Applications Due – August 2nd
Onboarding week – September 1-3rd
Graduation Rehearsal – December 9th
Graduation – December 10th
“Through the Milestone Makers program, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center offers entrepreneurs a treasure trove of resources one is able to pick from.”
Ty Walrod, Co-Founder & CEO at Bright Funds
Interested in mentorship and coaching opportunities? Visit our Teaching Community page to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s the definition we’re using:
Mile•stone /ˈmīlˌstōn/; noun
- An important goal you’ve set for your business that takes time, tenacity, and more than a little creative thinking to attain.
- An achievement that signals your business is on its way to the next stage of growth (and that deserves celebration).
Late-early to mid-stage entrepreneurs looking to grow their business to the next level.
Candidates can join the part-time program remotely, but must be in San Francisco for the mandatory onboarding and graduation.
Applications are on a rolling basis. Visit this page to learn more. Join our community to receive updates about the program.