Applications Open for 2017 Pipeline Fellowship

Pipeline Entrepreneurs is now accepting applications for their 2017 fellowship from September 1-October 19.

A unique and rigorous yearlong business leadership development program, Pipeline blends workshop modules, advice from national experts, and a deepening of the relationships among new and current members traveling throughout the Midwest for modules as well as an inaugural module in Ireland set to take place in just a few weeks.

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“Over the last ten years, Pipeline has helped 100 high growth founders in building global businesses, right here in the Midwest,” said Joni Cobb, Pipeline President & CEO in a statement. “We’re continuing to expand our network both nationally and internationally. There’s never been a better time to apply to Pipeline.” Pipeline has also rolled out a new logo and website to celebrate the anniversary.

Select fellows will be invited in for first and final rounds of in-person interviews with experts from around the region and the nation. The newest class of 10-13 entrepreneurs will be announced January 26 at Pipeline’s 10th annual The Innovators event.

During the 2017 Fellowship year, Pipeline will host modules in Kansas City (Feb. 22-24), Nebraska (13-15), A TBD location (June 7-9) and St. Louis (Nov. 8-10)

full-90f0cb8b4d62f9507b2dadee2441f39445bde0f5f17101eb65dfc5fcc486e2c2After fellows complete the program, they’re invited to join the organization as full members. Members hailing from St. Louis include Sparo Labs, Artifox, Nanopore Diagnostics, Better Weekdays and Pushup Social.

Mentors include ITEN’s Francis Chmelir, Washington University’s Dedric Carter, Venture Cafe’s Travis Sheridan, and OneSpace’s Ryan Noble as well as representatives from Microsoft, Zillow and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

“Pipeline goes through a process to vet its entrepreneurs and has the filters with thought leadership to say ‘who are the most promising people in the future to lead,’” said Tom Hillman, Founder Lewis & Clark Ventures in a statement. “Those are the people that we want to support because the overall difference is exponential.”

For more information or to apply, visit