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You’re going to build the next big thing.

Propel helps you do it faster.

Apply To Join

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Join a network of the next great entrepreneurs and leaders.

Community

Propel accelerates the careers of future builders.

Join a curated community of rising stars who want to build companies and teams as founders or executives.

Why join Propel?

Create meaningful relationships

Want to find a co-founder, meet someone in your role who’s tackling a similar project, or make a connection to help you find your dream job? Our community can help you do all of those things and more! You’ll join a vibrant Slack group and get invited to regular networking events with our members who are some of the best early- and mid-career operators in tech, investing, and other industries.

Find accountability partners

The journey to the top can be a lonely one. We fix that by connecting you with community members that support you where you are. Whether that's placing you in a 5-8 person cohort of other members with similar goals but different backgrounds, accepting you into one of our learning tracks, or making customized recommendations — you’ll meet regularly with peers to solve problems together, coach each other, and push one another to succeed.

Learn from the best

The best leaders are constantly learning. In addition to providing you with continuous peer coaching, we offer access to an advisory board of 60+ Founders, Executives, and VCs who want to help you succeed. Get 1-on-1 mentorship, hear their secret tactics in weekly events, and learn new skills in focused learning tracks.

Find accountability partners to accelerate your progress.

Accountability

Ready to accelerate your career?

Apply To Join

Want to learn more? Get in touch

FAQ

Who is Propel for?

Propel is for future builders. More than anything, we’re looking for people with a demonstrated history of achievement (in their jobs, side hustles, hobbies, or creative endeavors) and a burning desire to build something.

Your timeline to build a business or team is your own — we'll set the table to help you take steps forward.

We know that the path to the career you want can seem long and winding. We supercharge professional growth by helping you find great job opportunities, making you successful in those jobs, and connecting you to a community of peers and experts that can help you achieve your goals.

Why? We want to help drive the next generation of young leaders forward in their careers. We know what it takes to get there. Whether you’re growing within a company, looking for your next opportunity or starting your own business, Propel helps you accumulate the intellectual capital and networks that will allow you to realize your true potential faster.

Who are Propel’s members today?

Right now, our members have a range (2-30 years!) of work experience and come from a mix of backgrounds — early employees at unicorn startups, investors at top VC funds, and entrepreneurial folks with experience in consumer, finance, media, health, education, climate, policy, consulting, law, the nonprofit world, and more. We share their perspectives on the Propel Blog.

Roughly 60% of our members say they want to start something, 50% want to be executives, and 20% have multiple goals in mind. That said, we’re focused on building a diverse community, so if the above doesn’t quite describe you, worry not — we’re always looking for new members with different backgrounds!

What should I expect in the application process?

The first step is to submit an application. This helps us to get to know you better and understand your goals. If we think you’ll be a good fit for our next class, one of us will reach out to invite you to an interview. We always have more high-quality applicants than we have spaces for new members, so you may be placed on our waitlist until we have a spot for you.

Learning

Learn new skills and gain new perspectives from the founders and experts on our advisory board.

How much does Propel membership cost?

Membership costs $50 per month. We believe that investing in accelerating your career is one of the most meaningful investments that you can make and we’re confident that you’ll get a lot of value out of Propel.

How do you choose who’s in my cohort?

We place people in cohorts with other members who have similar goals but different backgrounds. When possible, we try to put members together who are in the same city to make scheduling your cohort meetings easier and to optimize for the possibility of eventual in-person meetings.

Testimonials

Sophie Kaye

Frame.io

Chief of Staff

“The Propel community has impressed me from day one - it's filled with people who are an impressive blend of ambitious, thoughtful, friendly, interesting, and everything in between. It's only been about 1 month, and I've already experienced so much of the value Propel offers. Propel's offerings seem endless, depending on the day or the week, Propel likely has a way to be helpful - could be networking, finding a new job, learning a new skill, finding a co-collaborator for a biz idea, or as simple as chatting about the news with people of varying points of view.”

Madeleine King

WeWork

Manager, Enterprise Account Management

“If you’re anything like me and you need some structure and accountability to focus on your professional development then Propel is the answer. It has provided a great platform to push me to think critically about what I want out of my career and what interests me professionally. The weekly events from Propel’s advisors are wide-ranging, interesting, and always educational. It also offers the opportunity to greatly expand your professional network with accomplished, intelligent, driven peers.”

Jack Abramowitz

Common Ocean

Venture Investor

“Propel got me out of that groove, the one where you have a goal but don’t know how to put pen to paper. I signed up to connect with entrepreneurs so I could find the next step in my career. A network that typically takes months or years to build took me weeks.”

Elizabeth Stockton

Kinnos

Chief of Staff

“During my transition to a new role and new company other Propel members have been fantastic resources to me. This is a community of rockstars that I’m excited to collaborate with for years to come.”

Max Turowsky

A Place for Mom

Director of Digital Experience & Enablement

“I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Propel community — it has provided me an opportunity to reflect on my own career and connect with other ambitious operators and investors.”

Malkie Rothman

Consensys

Former Business Operations Manager

“Propel is more than a networking opportunity; it’s a thoughtful community of operators and founders who cheer each other on in pursuit of career development, new business ideas, and new connections. Grateful to be part of it!”

Julia Xu

Alibaba North America

Former Chief of Staff, Startup Business Consultant

“Propel is the best professional network for startup folks - I was able to meet so many mentors and friends with different skill sets in various industries! It’s my go-to place if I have any questions, and an awesome way to meet new inspiring people.”

Cassie Coash

African Leadership Group

Former Chief of Staff & Current Stanford GSB Candidate

“It is inspiring to be in this community. With Propel, my learning is now scaled across sectors as well as across roles, from founders, to operators, to investors. As I look to further my career development, start new projects, and one day launch a venture, I know Propel is a community that will help me continue to build.”

Abe Anwar

American Dream

Product Manager

“Many times as potential founders or any other person looking to accomplish meaningful things, we need a solid network of people to connect with whether for help, feedback, or inspiration and I am glad to say that in Propel I've found a strong community of people willing to help in an impactful way. The community is diverse in many different ways and I am confident it’ll be an incredible resource place for me to seek and provide assistance! #LetsPropelTogether”

Ryan Baker

CINC Systems

Chief of Staff & Head of Strategy

“Speaking for myself - I don’t have an exact 5 to 10 year plan mapped out, and I imagine many others in the Propel network are in the same boat, but I’m certain you will see the next generation of startups, operators, and investors emerge from this community. The talent level is too high for it not to. If you want to surround yourself with like minded achievers, root for them to achieve great things while doing amazing things for yourself, I can’t imagine a better place to spend time.”

Noah Wossen

Lumasol

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

“I love this platform! It's been awesome getting to know such intelligent people with diverse backgrounds. I look forward to building my network further, and helping others when I can.”


Other individuals in Propel

Sumia Shaikh

Visible Hands

Chief of Staff

Michelle Tew

Homiah

Founder
Chicago Booth MBA '20

Justin Snyder

Cognitiv

Senior Director of
Business Development
NYU Stern MBA '20

Leyna Chiang

Intellectual Digital

VP of Operations

Shereen Campbell

My Little Magic
Shop

Founder & CEO

Sara Romano

Just Parent

Founder & CEO

Steeve Vakeeswaran

Zapier

Senior Manager,
Business Operations

Jacqueline Albright

Wells Fargo

Agile Transformation

Jacey Jones

Tile

Business Operations &
Strategy Manager
Wharton MBA '19

Sahil Jain

Newlab

Program Director,
Innovation & Venture Studios

Paul Klein

Stream Club

Co-founder & CTO

Anna Bao

Kleido

Founder

Teddy Seem

Outsiders Fund

Partner & Investor
HBS MBA '20

Katie Crank

Center for Court
Innovation

Director of Operations,
Policy & Research

Karishma Shah

National Conference
on Citizenship

Misinformation Project
Coordinator

Elliott Rapaport

Doorkee & Soothy

Special Projects & Founder

Tiffany Patterson

Disney & Cowrie

Product Marketing Data
Ops Manager & Founder

John Thomey

UrbanTech News

Founder

Janet Lee

Dex & Tech Coast
Angels

Growth & Analyst
UCLA MBA Candidate '22

Matthew Busel

Whalesync

Co-founder

You’re going to build the next big thing.

Propel helps you do it faster.

Apply To Join

Join a network of the next great entrepreneurs and leaders.

Networking

Propel accelerates the careers of future builders.

Join a curated network of rising stars who want to build the next big thing as founders or executives.

Networking

Join a network of the next great entrepreneurs and leaders.

Why join Propel?

Grow your network

Want to find a co-founder, meet someone in your role who’s tackling a similar project, or make a connection to help you find your dream job? Our community can help you do all of those things and more! You’ll join a vibrant Slack group and get invited to regular networking events with our members who are some of the best early- and mid-career operators in tech, investing, and other industries.

Find accountability partners

The journey to the top can be a lonely one. We fix that by placing you in a 5-8 person cohort of other members with similar goals but different backgrounds. You’ll meet regularly to solve problems together, support each other, and push each other to succeed.

Learn from the best

The best leaders are constantly learning. We’ve built an advisory board of 40+ Founders, Executives, and VCs who want to help you succeed. Get 1-on-1 mentorship, hear their secret tactics in weekly events, and learn new skills in focused learning tracks.

Accountability

Find accountability partners to accelerate your progress.

Ready to accelerate your career?

Apply To Join

Learn new skills and gain new perspectives from the founders and experts on our advisory board.

Learning

FAQ

Who is Propel for?

Propel is for future builders. More than anything, we’re looking for people with a demonstrated history of achievement (in their jobs, side hustles, hobbies, or creative endeavors) and a burning desire to build something.

We know that the path to the career you want can seem long and winding. We supercharge professional growth by helping you find great job opportunities, making you successful in those jobs, and connecting you to a community of peers and experts that can help you achieve your goals.

Why? We want to help drive the next generation of young leaders forward in their careers. We know what it takes to get there. Whether you’re growing within a company, looking for your next opportunity or starting your own business, Propel helps you accumulate the intellectual capital and networks that will allow you to realize your true potential faster.

Who are Propel’s members today?

Right now, most of our members have 2-10 years of work experience and come from a mix of backgrounds - early employees at unicorn startups, investors at top VC funds, and entrepreneurial folks in finance, consulting, law, and the nonprofit world. Roughly 60% of our members say they want to start something, 50% want to be executives, and 20% have multiple goals in mind. That said, we’re focused on building a diverse community, so if the above doesn’t quite describe you, worry not - we’re always looking for new members with different backgrounds!

What should I expect in the application process?

The first step is to submit an application. This helps us to get to know you better and understand your goals. If we think you’ll be a good fit for our next class, one of us will reach out to schedule a 20 minute phone call with you. We always have more high-quality applicants than we have spaces for new members, so you may be placed on our waitlist until we have a spot for you.

How much does Propel membership cost?

Membership costs $50 per month. We believe that investing in accelerating your career is one of the most meaningful investments that you can make and we’re confident that you’ll get a lot of value out of Propel.

How do you choose who’s in my cohort?

We place people in cohorts with other members who have similar goals but different backgrounds. When possible, we try to put members together who are in the same city (or at least the same time zone) to make scheduling your cohort meetings easier and to optimize for the possibility of eventual in-person meetings.

Testimonials

Sophie Kaye

Frame.io

Chief of Staff

“The Propel community has impressed me from day one - it's filled with people who are an impressive blend of ambitious, thoughtful, friendly, interesting, and everything in between. It's only been about 1 month, and I've already experienced so much of the value Propel offers. Propel's offerings seem endless, depending on the day or the week, Propel likely has a way to be helpful - could be networking, finding a new job, learning a new skill, finding a co-collaborator for a biz idea, or as simple as chatting about the news with people of varying points of view.”

Madeleine King

WeWork

Manager, Enterprise Account Management

“If you’re anything like me and you need some structure and accountability to focus on your professional development then Propel is the answer. It has provided a great platform to push me to think critically about what I want out of my career and what interests me professionally. The weekly events from Propel’s advisors are wide-ranging, interesting, and always educational. It also offers the opportunity to greatly expand your professional network with accomplished, intelligent, driven peers.”

Jack Abramowitz

Common Ocean

Venture Investor

“Propel got me out of that groove, the one where you have a goal but don’t know how to put pen to paper. I signed up to connect with entrepreneurs so I could find the next step in my career. A network that typically takes months or years to build took me weeks.”

Elizabeth Stockton

Kinnos

Chief of Staff

“During my transition to a new role and new company other Propel members have been fantastic resources to me. This is a community of rockstars that I’m excited to collaborate with for years to come.”

Max Turowsky

A Place for Mom

Director of Digital Experience & Enablement

“I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Propel community — it has provided me an opportunity to reflect on my own career and connect with other ambitious operators and investors.”

Malkie Rothman

Consensys

Former Business Operations Manager

“Propel is more than a networking opportunity; it’s a thoughtful community of operators and founders who cheer each other on in pursuit of career development, new business ideas, and new connections. Grateful to be part of it!”

Julia Xu

Alibaba North America

Former Chief of Staff, Startup Business Consultant

“Propel is the best professional network for startup folks - I was able to meet so many mentors and friends with different skill sets in various industries! It’s my go-to place if I have any questions, and an awesome way to meet new inspiring people.”

Cassie Coash

African Leadership Group

Former Chief of Staff & Current Stanford GSB Candidate

“It is inspiring to be in this community. With Propel, my learning is now scaled across sectors as well as across roles, from founders, to operators, to investors. As I look to further my career development, start new projects, and one day launch a venture, I know Propel is a community that will help me continue to build.”

Abe Anwar

American Dream

Product Manager

“Many times as potential founders or any other person looking to accomplish meaningful things, we need a solid network of people to connect with whether for help, feedback, or inspiration and I am glad to say that in Propel I've found a strong community of people willing to help in an impactful way. The community is diverse in many different ways and I am confident it’ll be an incredible resource place for me to seek and provide assistance! #LetsPropelTogether”

Ryan Baker

CINC Systems

Chief of Staff & Head of Strategy

“Speaking for myself - I don’t have an exact 5 to 10 year plan mapped out, and I imagine many others in the Propel network are in the same boat, but I’m certain you will see the next generation of startups, operators, and investors emerge from this community. The talent level is too high for it not to. If you want to surround yourself with like minded achievers, root for them to achieve great things while doing amazing things for yourself, I can’t imagine a better place to spend time.”

Noah Wossen

Lumasol

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

“I love this platform! It's been awesome getting to know such intelligent people with diverse backgrounds. I look forward to building my network further, and helping others when I can.”

Other individuals in Propel

Sumia Shaikh

Visible Hands

Chief of Staff

Michelle Tew

Homiah

Founder
Chicago Booth MBA '20

Justin Snyder

Cognitiv

Senior Director of
Business Development
NYU Stern MBA '20

Leyna Chiang

Intellectual Digital

VP of Operations

Shereen Campbell

My Little Magic
Shop

Founder & CEO

Sara Romano

Just Parent

Founder & CEO

Steeve Vakeeswaran

Zapier

Senior Manager,
Business Operations

Jacqueline Albright

Wells Fargo

Agile Transformation

Jacey Jones

Tile

Business Operations &
Strategy Manager
Wharton MBA '19

Sahil Jain

Newlab

Program Director,
Innovation & Venture Studios

Paul Klein

Stream Club

Co-founder & CTO

Anna Bao

Kleido

Founder

Teddy Seem

Outsiders Fund

Partner & Investor
HBS MBA '20

Katie Crank

Center for Court
Innovation

Director of Operations,
Policy & Research

Karishma Shah

National Conference
on Citizenship

Misinformation Project
Coordinator

Elliott Rapaport

Doorkee & Soothy

Special Projects & Founder

Tiffany Patterson

Disney & Cowrie

Product Marketing Data
Ops Manager & Founder

John Thomey

UrbanTech News

Founder

Janet Lee

Dex & Tech Coast
Angels

Growth & Analyst
UCLA MBA Candidate '22

Matthew Busel

Whalesync

Co-founder