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.
Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Modern Dance, English (Creative Writing) and Music (Violin)
2003 – 2006