Bolster for Startups is flipping the script on startup success.
Our mentor-driven programs are designed with scaling founders and CEOs in mind.
Bolster for Startups Programs
We know one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we offer a variety of programs to meet CEOs where you are today.
Get access to thought leaders, experts, and seasoned professionals who have unique experiences and valuable insights to share.
Dive deep on business-critical topics, like Storytelling, GTM Strategies, and M&A
Hear directly from multi-time founders in virtual fireside chats
Unpack ideas with authors, experts, and fellow executives
Our cohort-based workshops focus on areas that are critical for success, but challenging to tackle without guidance.
Bolster Prime OnRamp12 Weeks
Create a blueprint for your future path to scale.
Ready to Raise12 Weeks
Navigate a tight fundraising process to close your next round.
Plan to Raise6 Weeks
Get a head start on a future fundraising round.
Strategic Hiring4 Weeks
Build a solid hiring strategy and grow with confidence.
CEO & CXO ForumsMonthly
Join a cohort led by experienced CEOs or CXOs
Combine experienced mentors, foundational content, and access to the Bolster Marketplace to drive value further, faster.
Bolster Prime12 Months
Match with a “been there, done that” mentor to help you grow as a CEO through strategic programming.
Bolster VenturesLong Term
Co-investment opportunity for select Bolster Prime Clients
Meet our Bolster Prime Mentors
Our Bolster Prime Mentors are current or former CEOs and operators who have the breadth and depth of experiences to help you move from build to scale without losing momentum. Our Bolster Prime Mentors have seen success and failure and have deep industry expertise and the desire to share the craft of being a CEO. If you’re interested in becoming a mentor, we’re always accepting applications.
Cindy Guerra Robbins
Salon.com, Yahoo, Etsy
Management Leadership for Tomorrow, CareerCore, Deutsche Bank
Streamline, Asia Foods, Boston Apparel Group, Altura Group
Build to Scale with Bolster Prime
12-month programmatic mentorship
Match with a “been there, done that” mentor through a mutual selection process
Gain support from an enviable roster of CEOs and operators
Access foundational content that will help you grow your business
Create a blueprint that will lead you on your path to scale
Does this sound like you?
- Pre-Seed to Series A
- Secured funding with the runway to scale
- Progressing from Build and MVP to Scale
- Interested in leveraging traction
- Coachable and ready to learn
- First time CEO, first time scaling CEO, or a CEO who wants the advantage of speed
Ready to take the next steps?
No matter where you are in your scaling journey, Bolster for Startups is here to help.
Engage with Experts
Connect with experienced operators and seasoned experts through Masterclasses and Founder Stories
Connect with Peers
Learn alongside and collaborate with fellow executives in our CEO & CXO Forums and Book Clubs
Raise Your Next Round
Benefit from actionable guidance and accountability touchpoints in our Ready to Raise program to tackle your next fundraising round with confidence
Build Your Senior Team
Build your team and hire with confidence with Strategic Hiring
Create Your Blueprint
Grow alongside a cohort of founders and CEOs as your build your blueprint to scale with Bolster Prime OnRamp
Scale Your Business
Get the tools you need for startup success with support from an enviable roster of experienced CEOs and operators through Bolster Prime
Let’s take the next step in your scaling journey together.
Let us know which programs you’d like to learn more about, and we’ll contact you with additional information and next steps.
"One of the best pieces of advice I've received as a first time CEO/founder is to seek smart money - since money is, at the end of the day, a commodity, it's important to raise capital from those that believe in the business, the impact it can make and you personally as well as being committed to take actionable steps to help the company grow as rapidly as possible. It was clear from the start this is how the Bolster team operates."