The StartUp!: A New Webinar Series from and Founder Gym and Founder Gym team up to create The StartUp!, a six-part webinar series that supports women founders as they navigate the current COVID-19 crisis. 

The world’s largest community of women technologists is teaming up with the world’s leading virtual training program for underrepresented founders to provide free education to women who are urgently seeking access to the information and resources they need to build and scale a business during these turbulent times. Via a six-part webinar series, and Founder Gym will be bringing in industry experts to lead trainings on critical topics that women founders need to address. and Founder Gym recognize founders are navigating unprecedented challenges and are dedicated to providing women founders with timely information that can help them grow and sustain their business through the shifting economic climate. The first webinar in the series, “Get Your Mind Right,” will take place on April 14 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. Running a business can be incredibly challenging, especially during uncertain times. Join this webinar to learn tactical tips that will help you establish a daily routine to confidently navigate the rough waters of operating a startup.

Mandela SH Dixon, the groundbreaking founder and CEO of online training company, Founder Gym, shares her perspective on the upcoming collaboration. “ has done incredible work to cultivate the largest community of women technologists in the world. Founder Gym is thrilled to partner with them to launch a comprehensive webinar series focused on helping women learn the fundamentals of launching and scaling a startup. Founder Gym is excited to contribute its expertise to ensure more women technologists and aspiring founders can participate in transformative learning opportunities led by world class experts. Through this partnership, we will foster the development of more women-led startups that are equipped to navigate challenging experiences and overcome turbulent times, in order to scale world-class, high-impact companies.”

“Women are talented problem solvers who uniquely understand how to apply technology that addresses needs only they can see,” contends President and CEO Brenda Darden Wilkerson. They also have the tenacity to pursue their tech business ownership aspirations while transcending the hurdles of systemic institutional and individual biases, and unexpected threats to their business like those being faced today. and Founder Gym look forward to helping women and non-binary individuals to leverage the richness of their unique experiences and ideas by providing tools and guidance that will allow them to define, shape and create equitable paths toward entrepreneurship in the tech field. The launch of this project aims to increase the quantity and success of women founders and allow their technological solutions to serve us all, providing right on time techniques to navigate this unprecedented crisis.”

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About Founder Gym

Founder Gym is the leading online program training underrepresented founders on how to build successful companies. Via six-week virtual cohorts, founders learn from some of Silicon Valley’s most successful investors, founders, lawyers, and financial experts. The entire cohort experience is 100% virtual, and founders can participate from anywhere in the world. The inaugural FG Cohort debuted in January 2018, and since then, 440 founders spanning 22 countries and 6 continents have graduated and gone on to raise over $43 million in startup capital. FG Graduates reside in Australia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

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