First Year Family Entrepreneurship Mastermind

75% of all startups are family driven

Did you know that 75% of all start-ups are family driven?

(Source: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor)

This means that if you are starting a business, you will most likely tap into your family for resources, advice, connections, etc. As we know, this can be hard to do. Our program is designed to empower you to leverage your family entrepreneurship legacy to launch your start-up.

Spots are very limited.

The First Year Family Entrepreneurship Mastermind (FFEM) is a highly selective program that connects first year students from entrepreneurial families with like-minded peers to learn critical leadership and relationship skills needed to leverage family to chart your own path.

If you are selected to be part of FFEM, you will have an exclusive opportunity to apply for seed funding for your start-up in the spring semester.  FFEM students will also have priority access to our family entrepreneurship experts.


Highly motivated incoming first year students who come from entrepreneurial families and want to start their own business.

You will work with a group of like-minded peers to:

  • Gain critical leadership skills needed to launch a successful start-up with family support.

  • Work on progressing through milestones related to your entrepreneurial initiative.

If you are selected to participate in the First Year Family Entrepreneurship Mastermind (FFEM) program, you will commit to:

  • Actively participate in all weekly group sessions.
  • Presenting your end-of-semester Fall progress, which will determine if you will be invited to continue in the Spring semester.
  • Reflect and present on your journey and growth at the end of the Spring semester.
    1. You will submit a written application (below). 
    2. Based on that application, we will invite select applicants to interview.
    3. We will announce the final cohort by late summer/early fall.