Fort Worth, Texas - Aug. 30th, 2019 - The Rising Tide Initiative is announcing it's 2nd cohort for the FORT program. The program has expanded the cohort size to twenty entrepreneurs. During the program the cohort receives a tailored learning experience, premium office space, mentorship, and scaling tools free of charge for six months.
“The RTI Fort cohort provides resources and learning content that is valuable for each entrepreneur to implement at the onset of their business. Having a community of like-minded entrepreneurs is important when the odds of success are stacked against you.” - Flourish
We have selected a group of entrepreneurs that will not only work well together, but also work to better the community around us.
Elite Nurses has been serving the medical community since 2005 by providing qualified and experienced clinical professionals for short-term and long-term assignments to hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.
Kapotas Designs, Joshua Stebbins
More versatile than velcro: an acrylic foam made with thousands of suction cups so small you can’t see them with the naked eye - you can use it over and over without losing any sticking power.
We are more than a sneaker company. We are writing a story. A story about what happens when ordinary people confront giants.
Premium, and innovative shoe display to display your kicks. Featured in Complex, Hyperbeast, Nice Kicks and WearTesters.
SKULAIR is a patented head covering designed to permit configuration flexibility, allowing it to protect hair, prevent user distraction from blowing hair, and permit for the safe wearing of a head apparatus.
Vision Implementors, Ronnie Crowley
Eliminate the “Brain-Drain of Details” so you can stay focused on the Vision and reclaim hours of your workweek.
Cheat Day Cheesecakes, Alexandria Reid
A single focus, the best cheesecake for cheat day in Denton.
Good Omen Brewing Co., Felipe Lobón
A start-up developing traditional beer styles and an inviting patio-oriented taproom.
Movie Games, Carter Shackelford
Creates and manufactures movie-based interactive games for families, groups of friends, and individuals aged 6 to 76.
Raven Aerial Solutions, Amber Ross
Aerial imaging and intelligent data collection for industrial and community industries.
Watermark Ventures, William Fullerton
Tracking digital documents just got easier, with innovation through watermarking technology.
An app that serves as a hearing aid using basic headphones by adjusting frequencies to your hearing needs.
County auction acquisition & consulting services. Investment opportunities in your control.
Local Jam, Will Cosgrove
An app for finding local musicians, and easily discovering talented artists around you.
MAG-RAW Creations, Mitchell Grigerek
A Full-Service Creative Group based out of Dallas, Texas specializing in Film Production with Design and Motion capabilities.
InsuredMine Inc., Raution Jaiswal
Helping Insurance Agents enhance customer relationships through proactive engagement and communication.
Curb Your Nature, Jeff Martinelli
Family business focused on xeriscaping, landscape bed design and implementation, mulch, irrigation design, repair and tune-up, and lawn maintenance.
Performing Ads, What's Up Fort Worth, Greg Heitzman
The 2018-2019 season marks Year 3 of my stewardship of Performing Ads Company. Our business model continues with 100% of our work being performed in North Texas. Design, layout, sales, and printing are produced in North Texas.
1440 Countdown, Andrew Nunez
1440 Countdown is just a small group trying to make as much of a positive impact as we can. We want to promote a community that loves.
And, our returning champions! The Welman Project
Waste output generated by businesses, and lack of resources in our schools. We use one idea to tackle these two seemingly unrelated problems in our community. The solution is simple but often overlooked: reuse.
"I'm happy to see so many entrepreneurs that have the opportunity to work with one another to succeed. We're looking forward to serving through our mission to inspire and empower others to achieve their dreams." said Kevin Grace, Chairman, Rising Tide Initiative.
Rising Tide Initiative utilized a scoring system that evaluates brand equity, team fit, team quality, time to sustainability, sales pipeline status, and community giveback. Individual feedback on areas of improvement will be provided to applicants that were not accepted.
Rising Tide Initiative and WeWork invite the community to join in supporting the work of these exceptional entrepreneurs.
The FORT is a project created by the Rising Tide Initiative. Through a collaboration with WeWork, we are providing twenty entrepreneurs with a free place to build their business for six months. It's more than a desk; it's a community.
About Rising Tide Initiative
Rising Tide Initiative is a leader and supporter of new ideas, ventures, and creations that ultimately better the lives of those around us. We collaborate with individuals and organizations to change the world by increasing social and economic prosperity within our local communities.
WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies and people grow together. We transform buildings into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection.