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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.

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Masterclass Series

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

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Our Membership Platform

At Founders of Color, our mission is to help our members learn, connect and SCALE! And we’ve designed a membership platform to fit varying budgets and needs.


($9/month or $100/year)



Slack Community

Events (Full Price)


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($50/month or $500/year)



Slack Community

Events (10% Discount)

Insider Webinar Series

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($100/month or $1000/year)



Slack Community

Events (20% Discount)

Insider Webinar Series 

Master Class Series

The Roundtable

Execution Tools

Founding 100 Member (limited to first 100 subscribers)

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BONUS: Summer Series - How to Scale w/ Tom Berger

All members who sign up for the Silver or Gold package are invited to our exclusive 8-Part Series “How to Scale” w/ Tom Berger.

Tom Berger is the Owner of RDK Consulting and serves as business coach to FOC Founder, Kelly Burton. He started his career at Motorola where he was one of the founders of a joint venture between Motorola and IBM that built out and ran the world’s largest wireless data network. Since leaving Motorala, he has launched or scaled nearly a half dozen venture-backed startups. Additionally, he holds 8 patents, several which have been assigned to a major tech company.

Founding 100 Campaign

Every major movement has its founding members - those who invest early in the vision, and through their commitment and dedication impact the lives of generations unseen. The same is true for FOC. Be amongst the first 100 to subscribe at the Gold level and go down in the history of our growing community as a Founding 100 member. It’s a unique opportunity to contribute to a movement whose time has come.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

- Margaret Mead

We announce our Founding 100 August 1st!









The Competition

Peer networking groups are a proven strategy for helping small businesses to grow through targeted programming and events. See how FOC’s premium plan compares to others’ base plans.


Here’s what you won’t get from other programs.

Economic & Social Advocacy 

Ecosystem Development 

Corporate & Investor Matchmaking

In other words, our commitment is two-fold. We’re committed to not only helping you grow your business but also fostering the environment and conditions that enable us all to grow. Ask yourself, what’s the best investment for your dollar?



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

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


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