Join First Round's Mentorship Community
Given the high demand for this program, we’ve historically reserved most of the Mentee spots in the Fast Track program for team members at First Round-backed companies. But as we recently shared, we’re opening up spots in our upcoming Fall cohort to Black and Latinx founders or employees working at a startup (under 1,000 people) outside of the First Round portfolio. See our FAQs below for more detail on who should apply.
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Mentorship is made up of the memories that you cherish long after the program — the “aha” moments that change the course of your career. Mentorship can help be your best self: whether that’s deepening your own understanding of your goals, receiving critical feedback and encouragement, leveling up in your career, and making new, long-lasting connections. As a Mentee, we’ll match you based on your goals, in addition to similarities in functional area and professional experience. You’ll also receive exclusive invites to virtual professional development workshops, curated learning sessions for your functional expertise, one-on-one coffee chats with other mentees, and more.
Our Mentors come from different backgrounds and are passionate about developing people. Some Mentors are successful founders, while others are superstar directors or VPs at breakout companies. The common thread is that all of them have a valuable perspective to share, but more importantly, seek to understand before they give advice. They use their own learnings and candor to elevate the knowledge of others, helping their mentees discover and amplify their talents.
Fast Track is built on the belief that when you tap into the wisdom and generosity of a community, incredible things happen. As a Mentor, you'll join impactful virtual events in key areas of interest, such as angel investing, advising, founding and more. You'll receive invitations to virtual coffee chats, fireside chats with First Round Partners, digital experiences and programming designed to foster lasting relationships and deep connections.
Some of our Mentors are former First Round founders, angel investors we co-invest with, top operators we've had relationships with for 10+ years, and brilliant folks we only recently met. Most of our Mentors have 10+ years of experience — but we make exceptions for people with an uncanny ability to coach and wisdom beyond their years.
Chief Design Officer at Airbnb
VP of Product at Boxed
Former Group Product Manager at Twitter
Director of Equitable Design and Impact at Culture Amp
COO at Mango Health
Global Director of Field Business at TripActions
Product Lead at Slack
COO at Re:store
Founding Partner at F7 Ventures
CEO at MoneyMentor
Former Director, Product Design at 23AndMe
Founding Partner & Coach at ReBoot.io
CTO at One Medical Group
Former Chief Business Officer at The Assembly
Chief Behavioral Officer at Clover Health
CTO at Greenhouse
Co-Founder at Birchbox
Head of Customer Success at Lob
CTO at Buzzfeed
Former Product Lead at Facebook