Join an elite alumni of graduates in this flagship free-of-charge part time 3 month program that delivers select entrepreneurs a fully customized platform of support and market recognition.
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.
Thematic Cohorts in 2021
Following the tremendous success of the Summer 2020 COVID-19 solutions focused cohort, the Center is pleased to announce that Milestone Makers cohorts in 2021 will focus on supporting early-to-mid stage founders working on the three of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). The program remains virtual and aims to help founders solve some of the world’s biggest problems. The Center will work with these entrepreneurs to define critical business goals and help accelerate their path to achieving them.
The 2021 Milestone Makers programs are for any founder addressing the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
Current and Upcoming Cohorts
Applications open: Feb 1st
Apply by: Feb 28th 11:59pm PST
Decisions due: Mar 26th
Onboarding: Mar 30, 31st, and Apr 1st
Graduation: Jun 30th
Applications open: Apr 5th
Apply by: May 30th 11:59pm PT
Decisions by: Jun 25th
Onboarding: Jun 29, 30, July 1
Graduation: Sep 22nd
Applications open: Jul 5th
Apply by: Aug 1st
Decisions made: Aug 27th
Onboarding: Sep 7-9th
Graduation: Dec 8th
“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.
Applications are on a rolling basis. Visit this page to learn more. Join our community to receive updates about the program.