Frequently Asked Questions

Brian Hamilton Foundation's FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the Brian Hamilton Foundation offer grant funding or business loans?

A: No. The Brian Hamilton Foundation does not offer any sort of financial support. We teach the practice of starting and growing low-capital businesses.


Q: What does your organization do?

A: The Brian Hamilton Foundation was established, not to solve poverty, but to chip away at it. We believe that entrepreneurship, if properly taught, can open a pathway for people to rise above their circumstances.

To this end, the Brian Hamilton Foundation provides the education and inspiration aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners need to start, run, and grow businesses. We do this by working with youth, veterans, and individuals with criminal backgrounds through Inmates to Entrepreneurs

The Brian Hamilton Foundation also offers Starter U, a free online course that teaches users how to start, run, and grow a business at their own pace. There is a free online course for teens on how to start businesses called Starter High.


Q: I am an experienced entrepreneur. How can I volunteer with the Brian Hamilton Foundation?

A: The Brian Hamilton Foundation needs volunteers on an ad hoc basis. If you would like to volunteer with the organization as opportunities become available, please visit our Say Hello page.


Q: Does the Brian Hamilton Foundation operate outside of North Carolina?

A: The Brian Hamilton Foundation’s Starter U online course is available to anyone free of charge regardless of location. While the majority of our activities are located in North Carolina, we consider opportunities outside of the state as they arise. If you would like us to consider your event, please visit our Speaker Request page.

“I didn’t know what an entrepreneur was but the[n] when Mr. Hamilton came to West Wilkes Middle School it changed my perspective on business careers.”

Caleb Huffman Student West Wilkes Middle School

Being an instructor… allows me to empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the business tools that they need to be successful in our society.

Monica Russell Instructor Inmates to Entrepreneurs

We believe that entrepreneurship unlocks the door to economic opportunity in the United States.

Margaret Froneberger Chief Executive Officer Brian Hamilton Foundation

Having your own company is for everyone, not just those born into privilege.

Brian Hamilton Founder Brian Hamilton Foundation