Our Founder Program

We know the importance of having a tight- knit and supportive community when starting a company. We'll provide the space for you to find your fiercest cheerleaders.

Apply by May 30th at 11:59pm PT

gal·va·niz·er

/ˈgalvəˌnīzer/

a leader who stimulates and excites people to action

For a membership fee, you'll get access to our programming below plus a slew of other perks.

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Advocates

Gal Groups

Accountability circle of

5 - 6 founders to keep you motivated and constantly moving forward

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Advisors

Expert Office Hours

Discussions with experts (founders, VCs & operators) to answer all your questions about starting a company

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Community

Community Connections

Get to know other members in the Galvanizer network through socials, brainstorming sessions, and founder talks

Our Virtual Program

Raising from

Angels

Angela Lee

Founder of 37 Angels,

Professor at Columbia Business School

Demystifying Fundraising

Megan Holston Alexander

Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

Winning Your First Customers

Zach Goldstein

Founder of Thanx

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Telling Your

Story

Tina Sharkey 

Founder of Brandless,

Board Member of PBS

Previous Expert Office Hours

JUL 5

Kick Off

Fall Timeline

Week of

7 WEEKS

Weekly Gal Groups

AUG 16

Week of

Pitch Day

What Our Founders Said

"I LOVED my group. I looked forward to that every time and loved how practical it was! I learned so much and had women in the group meet with me outside to answer specific questions."

– Sarah Jacobson,

Founder of Sage Care

Got Questions?

We have answers.

Am I the right fit for Galvanizer?

We are looking for female founders who are working full-time on their ventures and are either currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an MBA program. Exceptional non-MBA founders will also be considered (YOU are EXCEPTIONAL, please apply)! Galvanizer is best-suited for entrepreneurs who are past the exploration phase and all-in on building and testing their business model and product. 

What is the application process like?

All founders must complete a written application by May 30, 2021 at 11:59pm PT. Selected entrepreneurs will be invited to a 20-minute phone call in mid-June to learn more about your business and see if Galvanizer is the right fit at this time.

How much does Galvanizer cost?

Galvanizer is $175 for the summer (~$25/week). If the cost of the program presents any type of financial challenge for a founder, fee waivers and scholarships are readily available.