Contributor

Display Name

Carolynn Duncan

First Name

Carolynn

Last Name

Duncan

About Me

Carolynn Duncan is the CEO of Founder Training Center, a business education company which helps emerging entrepreneurs and business owners sharpen their business skills and as a result, exceed the $100K and $1MM revenue milestones. We provide engaging, interactive, hands-on learning experiences for businesses, and produce and distribute business education curriculum through print, digital, online learning, and programs (Sprint and Marathon).

Carolynn is also the Marathon Director for Portland Ten, a premiere regional accelerator in the Northwest that runs Marathon and Sprint mentorship programs for high performance entrepreneurs & business leaders. Under Carolynn’s direction, Portland Ten alumni have generated more than $20MM in revenues and funding since 2009.

Prior, Carolynn sourced deals for EPIC Ventures, a Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm, developed an entrepreneurial finance program and ran LivePitch events for FundingUniverse (now Lendio), assisted in launching the Eastern Idaho Entrepreneurial Center in partnership with BYU-Idaho and EPIC Ventures, founded the Hundred Dollar Business, was a founding employee of TagJungle, and worked at $3MM seed fund Provo Labs.

Prior to working in entrepreneurial finance, Carolynn worked as a communications specialist for DeseretBook, Granite Publishing & Distribution, Cedar Fort, Schooled Magazine, and Nomen Global Language Center. She has worked with at-risk youth through Utah Youth Village and the Casey Life Skills Program, volunteers as a "Big Sister" with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, is an advocate of Pathway, a distance learning program developed by BYU-Idaho, and has taught financial & employment literacy for young adults in the LDS Church.

Carolynn has a Bachelor’s in Modern Dance, Music (Violin), and English (Literature/Creative Writing) from Brigham Young University-Idaho, and is engaged in graduate work at Brigham Young University.

Education

School Name

Brigham Young University

Major

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Modern Dance, English (Creative Writing) and Music (Violin)

Time Period

2003 – 2006