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Events Coming Sooner than You Think

Jan 15, 2019

Calling all Fownders!

Get ready to grow your audience, expand your network, and learn about the cool things your fellow Fownders are working on.

To kick off the year, we’re putting together a series of Value Exchange events.

It’s an opportunity to share the products and services you are delivering with your fellow Fownders, in exchange for the equivalent of whatever they have to offer.

It’s about showcasing your ideas to inspire others, and about meeting like-minded, forward...

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Finding the Leader Within

Jan 14, 2019

Often times, the road to entrepreneurship is lonely. You may feel isolated at times. And those feelings of loneliness and isolation may be what brought you here to the Fownders website. You may be here looking for community and encouragement. Wherever you are on that journey, let me encourage you with this:

Find the leader within and lead yourself well first.

If you can’t lead yourself well, you won’t be able to push your dreams beyond your pillow. If you can’t lead...

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New Year, New You, New Fownders

Jan 08, 2019

Join us as we reflect on the year behind, plan for the year ahead, and grow together. Sign up here and we’ll send your our Fownders New Year’s Transformation Guide to help organize your goals and have the best year yet.

 

With the beginning of each new year, we close another chapter of our lives. For many of us, things will not change drastically. We may drink more water or make efforts to go to the gym more. But on that first Monday morning of the new year, we may go...

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Three Keys to Mastering Anything

Jan 08, 2019

Gerard Adams, creator of Fownders and also known as The Millennial Mentor™, has found that there are three key steps to mastering anything, whether it is a goal for your personal life or your business.

1. Model a Master

When it comes to looking for some direction, don’t be afraid to look to the people who have done this before you. Find a master in the field that you are interested, and treat them like a mentor – even if you don’t actually know them. Study them, read...

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How Fear Can Motivate Us

Dec 28, 2018

We all have fears in our lives, things that we fear from our pasts and things that we fear for our futures. All too often it is fear that holds us back from doing the things we want to do most in life. We’re afraid to be honest. We’re afraid to make changes. We’re afraid we’ll be rejected. We’re afraid we’ll fail. There’s fear in uncertainty, but there is also growth in uncertainty too.

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines fear as “an...

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What is Changing with Fownders

Dec 24, 2018

If you haven’t heard or noticed by now, Fownders has changed…again. We’ve made a lot of changes around here, but the heart of it all has been for you, the new entrepreneurs trying to make a name for themselves in this world.

We started off trying to do too much. We were trying to solve too many problems for too many people. The new Fownders you see is because of all the things we tried to do, all the irons we tried to have in the fire. We are here today because we made a...

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How To Bootstrap A Business 101

May 16, 2018

Suppose you take the road less traveled by. You’re an eager entrepreneur infiltrating the startup world, yet raising capital is implausible and the resourcefulness of bootstrapping a company is the better option for you. Kudos to you as you reap the various benefits of bootstrapping as opposed to raising capital. Much of it includes the freedom from obligation, added pressure and risk of an investor hanging over your shoulder influencing your every move. Not only may this save you time...

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Is Propelify The Best Startup Event In NJ?

May 11, 2017

Propelify

In May of 2016 over eight-thousand people gathered for Propelify’s inaugural startup event in New Jersey. Founders, investors, technologists, influencers, CEO’s, VC’s, angels and developers all converged at the Hoboken Waterfront in New Jersey to check out the hype. What did everyone want besides a seed round and all of the glory? Answers and more answers, to what you ask? among other things…

Is Propelify The Best Startup Event In NJ?

Fownders was in...

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Be The Change This Earth Day

Apr 30, 2017

Fownders’ neighborhood cleanup took place Saturday April 29th in the heart of Newark’s Central Ward, where Fownders calls home. Home is where the heart is and it is the nature of love to take care of your heart. More than caring for the neighborhood that Fownders has called home since 2016, organizing this cleanup was about leadership through example. It’s long said that if you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.

Fownders HQ is nestled between two...

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Fireside Chat With Anthony Frasier

Mar 30, 2017

When Gerard Adams first birthed the idea of having Fownders built in the heart of Newark, he didn’t know where to begin in finding someone who shared not only roots in Newark but his passion and belief in the Fownders vision. The name that kept surfacing in conversations was Anthony Frasier, a who’s who in entrepreneurship and community, so it made perfect sense to have Anthony join us as guest in Fownders’ fireside chat series joining the ranks of Ryan Blair and Lewis...

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