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Plus get feedback on your business and a two-month free membership in our community of ambitious business owners

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The Freed Fellowship helps small business owners get the resources, mentorship, and community they need to build successful companies that make an impact.

What is the Freed Fellowship Grant?

Every month, we give one $500 grant to business owner in the US to invest in their existing business. No strings attached. No equity required. 

We review each grant submission against our 5C Framework which analyzes five key components that successful businesses need to navigate:

- Context - Why is the market in your favor?

- Content - What's your compelling core narrative?

- Community - Have you found or created a community?

- Chemistry - Have you found your special sauce?

- Commerce - How do you make money?

Each applicant gets feedback in the form of their overall Freed score and recommendations to grow their business based on our review.

Applicants also receive two months of free mentoring in our virtual community, the Freed Studio. The Studio is a safe and supportive space that brings together ambitious business owners to identify and implement the practices, processes, and systems needed for sustainable growth to help them get to their first (or next) $1 million in revenue.

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 one $500 grant to business owner in the US to invest in their existing business. 

No strings attached. 

No equity required.


We review each grant submission against our 5C Framework which analyzes five key components that successful businesses need to navigate:


- Context - Why is the market in your favor?

- Content - What's your compelling core narrative?

- Community - Have you found or created a community?

- Chemistry - Have you found your special sauce?

- Commerce - How do you make money?

Each applicant gets feedback in the form of their overall Freed score and recommendations to grow their business based on our review.

Applicants also receive two months of free mentoring in our virtual community, the Freed Studio. 

The Studio is a safe and supportive space that brings together ambitious business owners to identify and implement the practices, processes, and systems needed for sustainable growth to help them get to their first (or next) $1 million in revenue.

Grant recipients are also eligible to receive an additional end-of-year grant of $2,500.

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"The Freed Fellowship is an accessible source of feedback for aspiring but overlooked business owners who want their vision to been seen and heard."

Andy Louis-Charles
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Applying is Easy

How Does It Work?

Click "Get Started Now", answer a few simple questions about your business and complete the application in just a few minutes.


Once your application is complete, you'll have an opportunity to claim two free months' of free mentoring in the Freed Studio, our virtual community of entrepreneurs where you can get the coaching, support, and connection to help you overcome the challenges and obstacles you face as a business owner.


We review and score every application and every application receives recommendations to help grow your business, even if you are not selected! 

What Do I Get If I Am 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 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 Studio

The Freed Studio is a safe and supportive space that brings together ambitious business owners to identify and implement the practices, processes, and systems needed for sustainable growth to help them get to their first (or next) $1 million in revenue. Each Freed Fellow will receive complimentary membership for one year in the Studio.

Be Entered To Receive a $2500 Year-End Grant

All Freed Fellows will be considered for an additional $2500 grant at the end of the year. 

Applying is Easy

How Does It Work?

Click "Get Started Now", answer a few simple questions about your business and complete the application in just a few minutes. 


Once your application is complete, you'll have an opportunity to claim two free months' of free mentoring in the Freed Studio, our virtual community of entrepreneurs where you can get the mentoring, support, and connection to help you overcome the challenges and obstacles you face as a business owner.


We review and score every application and every application receives recommendations to help grow your business, even if you are not selected! 

What Do You Get If Selected?

$500 no strings attached grant
$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 an active member in our community.

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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. 

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One Year Membership in the Freed Studio

The Freed Studio is a safe and supportive space that brings together ambitious business owners to identify and implement the practices, processes, and systems needed for sustainable growth to help them get to their first (or next) $1 million in revenue. Each Freed Fellow will receive complimentary membership for one year in the Studio.

$2500 year end grant eligibility
Eligibility for a $2,500 Year-End Grant

All Freed Fellows will be considered for an additional $2,500 grant at the end of the year. 

$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 an active member in our community.

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.

One Year Membership in the Freed Studio

The Freed Studio is a safe and supportive space that brings together ambitious business owners to identify and implement the practices, processes, and systems needed for sustainable growth to help them get to their first (or next) $1 million in revenue. Each Freed Fellow will receive complimentary membership for one year in the Studio.

Eligibility for a $2,500 Year-End Grant

All Freed Fellows will be considered for an additional $2,500 grant at the end of the year. 

Freed Fellows

Meet Some of Our Past Recipients

Each month we award a $500 grant to a selected business owner that they can use to grow their business. Here are some of our recent Fellows:

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Kenny Camarillo, SarapNow

Kenny Camarillo, SarapNow

Sarap Now is an inclusive online platform dedicated to celebrating and supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses. Their marketplace offers a curated selection of culturally authentic products while providing AAPI entrepreneurs with vital resources and mentorship opportunities.

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Crystal Nelson, Save the Milk

Crystal Nelson, Save the Milk

Save the Milk offers innovative breast pumping products and pumping consultations. They have also developed affordable breastmilk shipping kits to meet the demand within the United States. Their ultimate aim is to support breast pumping mothers in their journey and ensure they can continue this vital practice.

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Latasha Brooks, Coach Brooks

Latasha Brooks, Coach Brooks

Latasha Brooks, widely known as "Coach Brooks", is a serial entrepreneur and business consultant known for her impressive portfolio of results-driven achievements. Her consulting firm, Coach Brooks Business Consulting, has helped over 1200 entrepreneurs surpass their growth objectives by up to 50% within only 90 days.

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Alfredo Ramirez, Prosal

Alfredo Ramirez, Prosal

Prosal is a business development platform that helps agencies and consultants of all sizes and backgrounds find and win good requests for proposals (RFPs). Their mission is to tear down the barriers to partnership and help small businesses take business development into their own hands.

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Alexander Deeb, ClassHook
Alexander Deeb, ClassHook

ClassHook helps K-12 teachers make learning relevant by connecting students’ interests to the curriculum using educational scenes from popular TV shows and movies. ClassHook’s 7,100+ curated videos are organized by topic, aligned to standards, and accompanied by discussion and engagement tools. Teachers in over 22,000 U.S. schools use ClassHook to create interactive learning experiences, such as facilitating live discussions, creating video comparisons, and teaching vocabulary.

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Jasmine Jones, Myya
Jasmine Jones, Myya

Myya offers breast cancer survivors across the nation completely customizable, fully insurance billable breast prosthetics custom created with 3-D printing technology with a state of the art fit experience so that all women can wear the perfect fit. Inspired by her grandmother's experience with breast cancer, Jasmine is on a mission to improve the shopping experience of survivors across the country.

Other Businesses We've Helped Include

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