Up Next Founders IN COLLABORATION WITH 335 Fund

A hands on six-week program to grow your startup at USD$299 💫

Up Next Founders will run from November 19. The above fee includes the program, lifetime access to our community, and an Up Next Certification upon program completion.

Application deadline is on November 17, 9PM PHT. Flexible payment plans and scholarships are available upon request.

Who is this program for? 🙋‍♀️

This program is targeted at startup founders with businesses at the pre-funding stage.

By the end of this program, you'll gain the connections and frameworks to make an impact in the lives of your users and build solutions that stick.

A community-first approach 🙌 that puts you at the centre.

We leverage software to build high-touch social learning experiences.

Weekly 1:1s

Individualised feedback and goal setting with the Up Next staff.

Live Sessions

Workshops and Mastermind sessions with insights relevant to your project. 


Close guidance throughout the program from fellows and community members.

Lifelong Learning

Exclusive access to special events and opportunities even after the cohort ends. 

Build a business that solves problems worth solving. 🚀

How? Learn from those who've done just that. Here are some of our community fellows and guest speakers who will shape your Up Next Founders journey.

Wesley Dela Cruz

Course Director. Principal at 335 Fund and Growth PM at PayMongo.

Francis Plaza

Up Next Fellow. Co-founder at PayMongo and 335 Fund.

Luis Sia

Up Next Fellow. Co-founder at PayMongo and 335 Fund.

Dexter Ligot-Gordon

Up Next Fellow. Co-founder at Kalibrr and CEO at Swarm.

Don Pansacola

Up Next Fellow. Co-founder and CEO at NextPay.

Steve Sy

Up Next Fellow. Co-founder and CEO at Great Deals.

Justin Banusig

Up Next Fellow. Co-founder and COO at AcadArena.

David Marquez

Up Next Fellow. Co-founder and CTO at ShipMates.

Victor Rivera

Up Next Fellow. Co-founder and CEO at Avion School.

🌱 Program Overview

Created with some of the best startups in the country, our program is designed to teach you the powerful fundamentals of the startup process and mindset. Here are just a few of our modules.

Why You Should Start a Startup

With Francis Plaza of PayMongo

Designing an MVP with a Clear User in Mind

With Dexter Ligot-Gordon of Swarm

Building an MVP for Non-Technical Startups

With John Young of Avion School

Why a Clear Narrative is Important

With Luis Sia of PayMongo

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join?

We accept a percentage of applicants who display high motivation to work on projects they care about. To join our program, you'll have to submit an application and wait < 5 days for our admission team's response

What's the schedule?

Our cohorts are designed to accommodate busy student and professional schedules. We're primarily targeted towards Asian timezones (e.g. Singapore, Philippines) and host sessions in the afternoon and evening.

What's included?

Being accepted into Up Next Founders means you get a bunch of things! - Access to our program and sessions - 1:1s and Mentorship opportunities - Directory of past participants - Lifetime membership to our platforms

Do I have to build a startup?

Up Next Founders is about learning through building. Our program is 10X more valuable if you build a project. That being said, you don't need to build a startup! Past participants have also launched non-profits, NGOs, media companies, and more.

Is there an age limit?

Nope! We've had 15 year old high-school students, 27 year old MBA grads, and 33 year old entrepreneurs join our programs. What matters is that you're a highly driven individual who is ready to learn!

Have a question?

Contact us at hello.upnext@gmail.com