Congratulations to the Founder Fellows!!
Founder Fellowship at TIQC
Equipping diverse tech founders across NYC with the resources they need to scale their startups.
Join Us on the Demo Day - June 22
Get a brochure of all the founder fellows here.
About the Program
The Founder Fellowship at TIQC is a FREE business development program providing diverse tech founders across NYC with the resources they need to scale their startups.
Participants will gain the skills to successfully lead, grow, and scale their business venture. Rooted in the world-renown Think8 framework for quality learning outcomes, dovetailed by hands-on support from WeLoveMentors, and powered by NYC EDC.
We’re proud to partner with the New York City Economic Development Corporation on the Founder Fellowship. Thanks to our program sponsors and partners for allowing us to make this a city-wide initiative.
TOTAL BUSINESSES THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED INTO THE CURRENT PROGRAM.
NYC SERVICE AREAS: BROOKLYN, BRONX, MANHATTAN, QUEENS, STATEN ISLAND
WEEKS OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMING AND MENTOR SUPPORT.
THE POWER OF QUALITY EDUCATION AND NETWORK THAT CAN TAKE YOUR STARTUP TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Everything You Need to Know
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023, 1 pm to 3 pm ET
Time Commitment: 2 Hours
We will review expectations, develop community guidelines, and fellowship the TIQC way. This is your opportunity to get to know your cohort and get the information you need to successfully complete this program.
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 6:30 pm to 8 pm ET
Time Commitment: 1.5 Hours
This will be an in person event for founders to fellowship, network and celebrate the start of the program over an informal dinner.
Date: Weekend, February 10-12, 2023, 9 am to 5 pm ET
Time Commitment: 3 Days
A highly personalized summit provided by Think8 to help develop and refine your entrepreneurial mindset and business management.
Date: Thursdays, March 2 to May 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Time Commitment: 2 Hours (10 Sessions)
A highly personalized weekly program provided by Think8 to help refine your business understand across topical areas.
Date: Saturday-Sunday, June 10-11, 2023, 9 am to 5 pm ET
Time Commitment: 2 Days
Intensive coaching on storytelling and effective pitching.
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023, 6 pm to 8:30 pm ET
Time Commitment: 2.5 Hours
A chance for the global network to meet the 12 diverse companies making up the 1st cohort of Founder Fellows at TIQC.
End of Program Celebration + Alumni Perks
Time Commitment: Meet all Program Requirements
Being a TIQC company alum gives you access to diverse resources necessary to grow your busines
Steven A. Rodríguez
Buenas 👋🏾, I am an American-Colombian with NYC / Queens roots. In 3 words: creative, explorer, futurist. In the group project I am the one making sure everyone feels safe and heard while completing the work, following a timeline and staying on budget. I ask the tough questions, everything I do is rooted in purpose and I love when people are free to show up as themselves. My background is in project management and revenue operations. I enjoy cooking and eating new culinary delights, new geographic sights and adventures, and great conversations on a virtual couch or at a café. If you are interested in project management, tech, operations, business development, parenting, culture, or just someone to keep it real, send over a DM.