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Milestone Makers

This 12-week program is designed to help founders set and hit their next critical business milestone. Selected entrepreneurs receive individualized mentoring, training, and resources all at no cost.

Launched in 2016, Milestone Makers is a program that selects a small cohort of entrepreneurs to receive individualized business mentoring, coaching, training, and resources. The goal is to help entrepreneurs set, hit, and celebrate milestones critical to company growth.

Entrepreneurs apply to take part in this 12-week program. Upon acceptance, 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 program also provides media and PR opportunities.

The Center, in partnership with our sponsors, is proud to make this a free program with a pay-it-forward philosophy. As a distinguished part of our community, Milestone Makers will return to teach, share, and nominate the next cohort of great leaders.

This program serves as part of the Center’s Research and Development Lab, which studies the pain points entrepreneurs experience and designs learning solutions for our broader community.

Fall 2019 Cohort

June – August 2019 – Applications Open

September 2019 – Program Onboarding

December 2019 – Graduation Ceremony

Spring 2020 Cohort

December 2019 – Applications Open

“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

What is a milestone?

Here’s the definition we’re using:

Mile•stone /ˈmīlˌstōn/; noun

  1. An important goal you’ve set for your business that takes time, tenacity, and more than a little creative thinking to attain.
  2. An achievement that signals your business is on its way to the next stage of growth (and that deserves celebration).

Who is this program for?

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.

How do I apply?

The next round of applications are open now. Apply, nominate an entrepreneur, or visit this page to learn more. Join our community to receive updates about the program.

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