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Founders of Color is the fastest growing community of minority entrepreneurs in the nation because we understand your journey and are committed to your success.

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Who We Are

Founders of Color was founded by Kelly Burton, a fellow entrepreneur who was tired of “going at it alone” and knew there had to be a better way.

Take a ride with Kelly and hear our origins story for yourself.



Our Why

We are here for one reason…to help you GROW YOUR BUSINESS.


Here’s a little known fact.

White led firms generate 10 x the revenue of black led firms and 8 x the revenue of Latino firms.

At FOC, we know that in order to close the wealth gap, we must first close the growth gap. Entrepreneurship is our communities’ way to wealth creation and we’re going to help you master the game!

Our Offerings

At FOC, we’ve new programs coming online all the time, but these are our core 2018 offerings.

Weekly Newsletter

Opportunities and community highlights delivered to your inbox every Wednesday.

FOC Database

The only open source database of minority-led firms across industry and stage.

Slack Community

Virtual platform for our members to connect and share.


Local events build relationships among our members and enable us to deliver intensive learning opportunities.

The Roundtable

These virtual convenings enable our members to crowdsource advice and feedback through a “mastermind” like format.

Execution Tools

Templates, diagnostics and assessments delivered to our members on a monthly basis provide planning support. And through our follow-up execution calls, members are encouraged to not only work “in” their business but also “on” their business.

Local Workshops

Intensive in-person trainings on hot topics and trends, designed to take your business to the next level.

Webinar Series

Virtual learning series that delivers tactical education on key business fundamentals across domains and stages of business.

Masterclass Series

Inspirational series designed to connect our members to high profile advocates in an intimate and exclusive virtual setting.



You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

For more information, you can reach us at [email protected].


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