Frandowment Competition


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 and set them on the path to success!

* Fees waived for the first year only.

Will It Be You?

We’re looking for candidates who are:

  • Business-savvy and ready to run their own business
  • Community leaders
  • Social media experts
  • Passionate about diversifying the STEM field
  • Excited about inspiring the next generation of makers
  • In the NY/NJ/CT area

All Are Encouraged to Apply

We value and celebrate a diverse and inclusive community.

Applications will be available here beginning July 13th. We will accept completed applications until midnight on August 5, 2022. Please click below to be alerted when the application is posted:

Competition Details

Candidates will be screened and evaluated in several phases to find the best fit for this prize.

The competition will begin with an application, which will be available on the website beginning July 13, 2022. Applications will be accepted until midnight August 5, 2022.

Candidates who make it onto the next round will be interviewed and take on various challenges, to help the judging panel better ascertain each candidate’s abilities in the skills needed to run the franchise successfully. The finalists will have one last round of assessments before the winner is named by the end of the 2022.

All semi finalists and finalists will be announced via social media, as well as contacted directly.

Meet the Judges

Jenny Young
Brooklyn Robot Foundry

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

Richard Snow
VP, SBA National Franchise Relationship Manager, WSFS Bank
Board Member, IFA Diversity Council
Chair, IFA Black Franchise Leadership Council

Sheila Fischer, CFE
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