About Founders Network
FOUNDERS HELPING FOUNDERS ®
Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member. Learn more about our company history.
Our Community Values
Sharing honestly about the challenges we face enables others to better help.
Sharing our experience and connections creates more value for everyone.
Asking for help is a core competency of successful founders.
Inclusion and diversity create greater perspective and better decisions.
Lifelong Success Through Peer Mentorship
After 15 years in Silicon Valley, I felt the tech startup ecosystem was missing a much needed service: a peer mentorship organization dedicated to tech founders. In 2011, Founders Network was launched and today over 600 tech founders belong to our problem solving and peer mentorship community. Together we share a vision of lifelong success through peer mentorship, based upon three core beliefs:
- No one is better qualified to advise founders than fellow founders,
- Multiple perspectives are better than one, and
- Relationships are the foundation of success.
We see the entrepreneurial spirit of our members as a driver of progress in society. Our mission is to help them channel that energy more productively and we work hard every day to facilitate their success.
– Kevin Holmes, Founder
Founder & CEO
Regional Success Manager, LA
Director of Member Success
Regional Success Manager, Vancouver
Member Success Manager, Events
Director of Technology
The Founders Network Membership Committee reviews the cohort applications that are submitted every month. The Membership Committee is comprised of notable members who are leaders and experts in their field.
Dr. Galen Buckwalter
Founding Chief Scientist of eHarmony
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