Frandowment Competition

We're granting a fee-free franchise to one deserving winner!

Business ownership is a dream for many. Owning an awesome robot-building business is even more of dream. But all too often, the financial hurdles to ownership are too difficult to overcome, especially for those who suffer from discrimination or inequity.

We are breaking down that barrier for one deserving winner of our FRANDOWMENT COMPETITION! We will award the winner a Brooklyn Robot Foundry franchise at an incredibly reduced start-up cost by waiving the first year’s fees and set them on the path to success!

Join our informational webinar on November 16th @ 1pm ET, live-streaming on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

What Does Fee-Free Mean?

  • Initial Investment


  • Royalties for 1 Year


  • Initial Inventory


  • Tech Fee for 1 Year


  • Marketing Fund for 1 Year


Will It Be You?

We’re looking for candidates who are:

  • Business-savvy

    Ready to take control and run your own business?

  • Connected

    We're looking for community leaders with a strong understanding of their area.

  • Linked & Liked

    You'll need the support of your social media network to help you win.

  • Passionate

    Especially about diversifying the STEM field.

  • Trailblazers

    Ready to inspire and empower the next generation of makers.

  • In the NY/NJ/CT area

    Your business will need to be located within approximately 75 miles of our Brooklyn headquarters.

All Are Encouraged to Apply

Request an Application
  • We value and celebrate a diverse and inclusive community.

    Please fill in the boxes at the bottom of the page and we’ll send all of the application information over immediately.

  • We encourage people of all communities to join the competition.

    We will accept completed applications until 11:59p, December 1, 2022.

Meet the Judges

Official rules, terms, and conditions found here.

  • Jenny Young

    Founder/CEO, Brooklyn Robot Foundry Expertise: Engineering, Systems/Processes, Event Management, Education

  • Stan Friedman, CFE

    Founder, Sensible Franchising Co-Founder, ZorForum Partner, FRM Solutions Founding Board Member, IFA Diversity Institute Board Member, IFA Education Foundation & Leadership Council Expertise: Franchising, Diversity, Relationship Management

  • Richard Snow

    VP, SBA National Franchise Relationship Manager, WSFS Bank Board Member, IFA Diversity Council Chair, IFA Black Franchise Leadership Council Expertise: Business, Diversity, Finance

  • Sheila Fischer

    President, MFV Expositions, National and International Franchise Event Leader Expertise: Franchising, Event Management, Sales

  • Eric Mayers

    Fractional CM, FlowASAP Franchise Owner, Kidokinetics Chief Marketing Officer, ZorForum Expertise: Marketing, Franchising

  • Beth Ames

    Director of Marketing Technology & Engineering, Google Expertise: UX Engineering, Marketing, Technology Enablement

  • Scott Greenberg

    Franchise Expert Business Performance Consultant Keynote Speaker & Author Expertise: Franchising, Marketing, Business Strategy

Application & Information

Looking for additional information, including the application instructions? Please fill out the information below and we’ll send it right over! Have questions? Let us know below and we’ll get back to you soon with answers!