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What is Pipeline

FELLOWSHIP?

A prestigious year-long program designed to empower the Midwest’s top high-growth entrepreneurs and their businesses.

A Community of SUPPORT

Gain access to a national network of successful entrepreneurs like you who are making an impact in their community. Through the Pipeline Fellowship, you will learn how to become a better entrepreneur, grow your business and develop a network of support for this race we call entrepreneurship.

This year-long fellowship program is defined by four, three-day modules throughout the year which are focused on topics such as business models, financials, market validation and much more. The goal of these modules is to support our entrepreneurs in growing their companies and themselves. In addition to these modules, each Fellow is paired with a mentor and will receive critical individual support as well as expert advice from our panel of national advisers and experts.

After your initial Fellowship year, you are invited to become a lifelong Member of the Pipeline family. Member benefits include professional development, founder resource groups, crisis management support, mental resilience workshops as well as access to perks like Amazon Web Services credits, HubSpot special offers, discounted group health insurance and much more.

What is Pipeline

Pathfinder?

A year-long virtual program, exclusively for underserved entrepreneurs who identify as women, people of color or are leading a business in a rural community.

Designed for Underserved Entrepreneurs

We know that entrepreneurs who come from underserved backgrounds do not start on the same playing field as others. This became especially apparent to us over the last several years. Many of our incredible applicants were so close to being ready for our Fellowship program, but needed an additional layer of support and resources to be able to quit their full-time job and work 100% on their venture.

That’s why we designed the Pipeline Pathfinder, a year-long virtual program, exclusively for underserved entrepreneurs who identify as women, people of color or are leading a business in a rural community. Our goal is to give you the knowledge, support and resources you need to scale your high-growth business and ultimately — pave the path for you to join the Pipeline Fellowship.

The program will cover similar topics to the Fellowship, such as market validation, business models, financials and communication with session leaders and facilitators primarily from underserved backgrounds. Each Pipeline Pathfinder Fellow will be matched with a mentor from an underserved community. Fellows won’t just receive one Mentor, they’ll receive an entire network of them. Pipeline Pathfinder Fellows and Pipeline Fellows will come together for networking events and additional sessions as we continue to power our Midwest ecosystem and grow our Pipeline family.

Key

Dates

2022 applications to both Pipeline Fellowships open September 16, 2021 and close November 9, 2021.

Applications

  • Open – September 16, 2021
  • Close – November 9, 2021

Recruiting Events

  • Every Tuesday from 12-12:45 p.m. Virtual Lunch with Pipeline
  • Every Friday from 8:30-9:15 a.m. Virtual Coffee with Pipeline

Pipeline Fellowship Interviews

  • Final – December 6-8, 2021

    2022 Module Dates – Pipeline Fellowship:

    • Orientation: January 26, 2022
    • Module 1: February 16-18
    • Module 2: June 1-3
    • Module 3: September 7-9
    • Module 4: November 2-4
    • Innovators Awards Gala: either April 29 or May 20

    Pipeline Pathfinder Interviews

    • Final – December 13-14, 2021

      2022 Module Dates – Pipeline Pathfinder: (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. – Virtual)

      • Orientation: January 26, 2022
      • Module 1: February 23-25
      • Module 2: June 8-10
      • Module 3: September 14-16
      • Module 4: November 9-11
      • Innovators Awards Gala: either April 29 or May 20

      Meet Our

      Mentors & Presenters

      The success of our entrepreneurs wouldn’t be possible without the support of our renowned national network of advisers and mentors. Pipeline provides support at every milestone, from launch to exit and beyond.

      Pipeline Mentors are volunteers who are successful business owners or executives across the nation. Mentors are chosen not only for their expertise, but also for their skills as advisers and coaches, and their enthusiasm to help build businesses, talent and leaders across every industry.

      Get to know our Mentors and Presenters below.

      Stephanie Siders

      Vice President
      CC CAPITAL ADVISORS

      Todd Belcore

      CEO
      Social Change

      Monica Epperson

      Executive Coach
      Crossbridge Counseling

      Mark Clayton

      Founder
      LIVV Headphones

      Dusty Reynolds

      Founder
      HeavyWorth

      Travis Stephens

      Founder
      Direct Pivot Parts

      Isaac Collins

      Founder
      Yougurtini KC

      Kelli Masters

      Founder
      KMM Sports

      Brooke Unruh

      Partner
      Unruh Law

      Chade Nash

      Partner
      Gabbard & Co.

      Fellowship and Pathfinder

      Eligibility

      Am I ELIGIBLE to be a Pipeline Fellow?

      The Fellowship participants must be the CEO/President, founder or co-founder of the company they are working within at the time they apply for the Fellowship and must be pursuing their venture full-time.

      To learn more about who should apply, and to answer any other questions you may have about the program, read our Fellowship Application FAQ and eligibility documents before completing the application to ensure your meet all Pipeline requirements.

      Am I ELIGIBLE to be a Pipeline Pathfinder Fellow?

      Pipeline Pathfinder applicants do not need to be working full-time in their business at the time of application. However, applicants should have an end-goal to be full-time in their venture in the next one to two years and be located within our region (Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska).

      To learn more about who should apply, and to answer any other questions you may have about the pilot program, read our Fellowship Application FAQ and eligibility documents before completing the application to ensure your meet all Pipeline requirements.

      If you have questions about either of our programs or would like to schedule a conversation to learn more, please email us at info@pipelineentrepreneurs.com.