90 Entrepreneurs To Be Selected for The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program in 2018


May 1, 2017

New York, NY – Based on the successful 2017 re-launch of this historic entrepreneur’s development program, 40 top entrepreneurs have been identified and welcomed into The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program 2017 season. Today, The Fellowship Program announced plans to welcome 90 new entrepreneurs for 2018. The participants will be entrepreneurs who distinguish themselves in their businesses, industries, and communities, and will own businesses between $2 million and $250 million.

Three sessions will be held during 2018:

  • April 23-27, 2018: Hosted at Duke University Executive Education Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • June 4-8, 2018: West Coast location (to be announced)
  • September 24-28, 2018: Hosted at Duke University Executive Education Center, Durham, North Carolina

Over the course of this week-long session, entrepreneurs who are selected for The Fellowship Program will live, eat, and learn together. Participants will be led by the program’s Board of Experts and guest mentors from business and thought-leadership.

Originally incubated in the hallways of M.I.T. in 1996, with the partnership of Inc. Magazine, Birthing of Giants is an educational program for owners of growing companies and has had several of the leading entrepreneurs of its day pass through its doors. Earlier this year, The Business Owners Council (, a learning community for the owners of fast-growing companies—also incubated by Inc. Magazine—completed a transaction to acquire the brand in order to re-launch the legendary entrepreneurs masterclass program.

[For details about the relaunch of Birthing of Giants, read this press release]

To be considered for this program, you must apply. Only 90 applicants will be selected for the 2018 year and applications will only be accepted between May 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017. Upon acceptance and completion of the program, you will be a Birthing of Giants Fellow for life and invited to alumni network conferences and events. High-achieving graduates will be invited to participate in the Advanced Learning Program (ALP) held in January each year, featuring the nation’s top entrepreneurs.



Norm Brodsky is a senior contributing editor for Inc. Magazine and has served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Inc. 5000 Conference for over a decade. A veteran entrepreneur who has started three businesses that ranked in the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing companies, is also the author of Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Toolkit for Entrepreneurs


Lewis Schiff is the author of several books, including the best-selling, Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons From the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons and the founder and executive director of The Business Owners Council, a learning community for the owners of fast-growing businesses.

For more information, please visit Birthing of Giants or call (347) 569-5123 or email [email protected]