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Dartmouth Founders Project

The project is a community of alumni entrepreneurs sharing their success by giving to Dartmouth. 

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What is the Dartmouth Founders Project?

The Dartmouth Founders Project is an exclusive community of entrepreneurs and leaders who are so inspired by Dartmouth’s work, ideals, and mission that they are sharing the benefits of their success with the university.

Why Join the Dartmouth Founders Project?

As a DFP member, you have the satisfaction of making philanthropic goals an integral part of your business strategy and success. As you grow your strategy, our team will connect you with campus resources for recruitment and networking to help you take advantage of all that Dartmouth has to offer our community of innovators.

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Be a Resource

If your company is seeking Dartmouth talent through internships and job opportunities, explore Dartmouth’s alumni-only online networking hub, Dartmouth Connect, or visit the Center for Professional Development

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Join a Community

The Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship is an incredible resource for our entire entrepreneurial community. DFP members also receive a discount to the annual Bay Area Entrepreneurs Forum hosted by the Magnuson Center.

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Strategize Now

Incorporate philanthropy into your business strategy. It may be hard to imagine, but the best time to start is now. If you are approaching a liquidity event, the best time to plan your giving is before it happens. Email us at and we’ll help you plan. 

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Members and Companies

Dartmouth Founders Project members are building some of today’s most exciting new businesses—from early-stage ventures to established firms with hundreds of employees. Learn more about our members and their innovative companies.

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Member Stories

Dartmouth Founders Project members speak about their companies and what inspires their work. 

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Tracey Pettengill Turner ’93

Tracey Pettengill Turner ’93, Founder & Chair of Copia Gobal, is a serial entrepreneur and business executive who has held leadership roles in social businesses and emerging markets for more than 25 years.

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7 minute read

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Jeff Yasuda '94

Jeff Yasuda is the CEO and co-founder of Feed Media Group (FMG) and has more than 20 years of experience in digital music. 

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4 minute read

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Dr. Ashie Bhandiwad ’13

Mom-turned-entrepreneur Dr. Ashie Bhandiwad ’89 is the founder of Stemchef, an innovative business that makes STEM concepts accessible to kids through the joy of food and cooking. 

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4 minute read

Membership Details

Let’s Have a Conversation

Interested? We’d love to speak with you! Please use this form to tell us about yourself and your company. A member of our team will contact you to discuss the DFP in detail. (This will take about 15 minutes.) If you decide the DFP is right for you, we will send a pledge form following our conversation.

$24 Million

Total impact from Dartmouth Founders Project members during The Call to Lead campaign