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.

Engage

Get access to thought leaders, experts, and seasoned professionals who have unique experiences and valuable insights to share.

MasterclassesQuarterly

Dive deep on business-critical topics, like Storytelling, GTM Strategies, and M&A

Founder StoriesMonthly

Hear directly from multi-time founders in virtual fireside chats

Book ClubMonthly

Unpack ideas with authors, experts, and fellow executives

CEO & CXO ForumsMonthly

Join a cohort led by experienced CEOs or CXOs

Focus

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.

Strategic Hiring4 Weeks

Build a solid hiring strategy and grow with confidence.

Scale

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.

Cindy Guerra Robbins

Salesforce.com

Chad Dickerson

Salon.com, Yahoo, Etsy

Andrea Rice

Management Leadership for Tomorrow, CareerCore, Deutsche Bank

David Blakelock

Streamline, Asia Foods, Boston Apparel Group, Altura Group

Become a Mentor

Ready to share your knowledge with new CEOs? If you’re an experienced startup CEO or operator, open to sharing your success as well as your failures, have experience coaching or mentoring, and are looking for a way to grow your mentor and investment opportunities, apply to become a Bolster for Startups Mentor.

Apply

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
Apply for Bolster Prime or apply to Bolster Prime through F6S

Ready to take the next steps?

No matter where you are in your scaling journey, Bolster for Startups is here to help.

Strategic Planning

Cadence of strategic offsite meetings to create a big picture strategy backed with KPIs, OKRs and financial reporting and budgeting

Build and Lead Your Senior Team

Planning to move from me to we by creating strong executive team habits and a strategic organization plan

Design Your Operating System

Creating the processes that allow for the company to scale based on a plan with communications and tools to deliver

Build and Manage Your Board

Every startup needs a board - this is hands on coaching on how best to structure, communicate and lead your board

GTM Strategy

Work with a CRO to develop strategies, channel strategy, incentive plans, sales forecasting, and pricing for your specific GTM needs

Fundraising

Work with an experienced CXO to help create the right fundraising strategy and process to take you from fundraising to term sheet in a 3-month time period

Let’s take the next step in your scaling journey together.