the freed fellowship

Need funding for your business or want feedback on your idea?

Apply today for the Freed Fellowship 
and a $2,500 Grant

The Freed Fellowship helps women and people of color get the resources, mentorship, and community they need to build successful businesses that make an impact.

What is the Freed Fellowship Grant?

Every month, we give a $500 grant to an underrepresented founder in the US and Canada to invest in their great idea or existing business. No strings attached. No equity required. Grant recipients are also eligible to receive an additional end-of-year grant of $2,500.

What is the Freed Fellowship Grant?

Every month, we give a $250 grant to an underrepresented founder in the US and Canada to invest in their great idea or existing business. No strings attached. No equity required. Grant recipients are also eligible to receive an additional end-of-year grant of $1,000.

"The Freed Fellowship is a simple source of funding and feedback for aspiring but overlooked entrepreneurs who truly want their vision to been seen and heard"
Andy Louis-ChARLES
Angel Investor and Freed Fellowship Founder
Applying is Easy
How Does It Work?
Click Get Started Now, answer a couple of simple questions about your idea and complete the application in just a few minutes.

 
We review every application and Andy - a lifelong entrepreneur who’s invested in hundreds of businesses -- and his team will provide feedback on every single submission, even if you are not selected
What Do I Get If I Am Selected?

$250 No-Strings-Attached Grant

If you are selected as a Freed Fellow, you will receive a $250 grant. You do not need to repay these funds and do not need to sell any equity in your business. You can use these funds however you want to grow your business. We only ask you help spread the word by sharing news of your selection on social media and be a guest on our weekly podcast.

One-on-One Strategy Session 
with a Business Expert

Each Freed Fellow will receive a complimentary half-hour strategy session  with a business expert (valued at $250) to help you strategize the best way to make the biggest impact on your business with the grant funds. 

Membership in the Freed Accelerator

The Freed Accelerator is a safe and supportive space for underrepresented entrepreneurs to receive the mentorship, build the skills, and create the team they need for business success. Yearly membership normally costs $499 per year. Each Freed Fellow will receive complimentary membership for one year in the Accelerator

Be Entered To Receive a $1000 Year-End Grant

All Freed Fellows will be considered for an additional $1000 grant at the end of the year. 
Applying is Easy
How Does It Work?
Click "Get Started Now", answer a couple of simple questions about your idea and complete the application in just a few minutes.

We review every application and Andy - a lifelong entrepreneur who’s invested in hundreds of businesses -- and his team will provide feedback on every single submission, even if you are not selected! 
What Do You Get If Selected?

$500 No-Strings-Attached Grant

If you are selected as a Freed Fellow, you will receive a $500 grant. You do not need to repay this money and do not need to give up any equity in your business. You can use these funds however you want to grow your business. We only ask you help spread the word by sharing news of your selection on social media and be a guest on our weekly podcast.

One-on-One Strategy Session 
with a Business Expert

Each Freed Fellow will receive a complimentary half-hour strategy session with a business expert (valued at $250) to help you strategize the best way to make the biggest impact on your business with the grant funds. 

Membership in the Freed Accelerator

The Freed Accelerator is a safe and supportive space for underrepresented entrepreneurs to receive the mentorship, learn the skills, and build the support network they need for business success. Yearly membership normally costs $499 per year. Each Freed Fellow will receive complimentary membership for one year in the Accelerator.

Be Eligible To Receive a $2,500 Year-End Grant

All Freed Fellows will be considered for an additional $2,500 grant at the end of the year. 
Meet Some of Our Past Recipients
Freed Fellows
Each month new recipients receive a $500 grant they can use to grow their businesses. Click below to see what some past recipients are up to.

Sammy Kelly

Digivangelism

Nto Mbeng Agbor

Busy Bumblebeees

It just takes a few minutes, 
and could change your business forever...
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