Need a last-minute holiday gift, or something to bring joy to your loved ones well into the New Year? Look no further than Founders Network: Members of our community are building the next generation of tech startups, and that includes some fun, educational and delightful gifts you can buy today.
Founded by Brett Banchek, Overnight Flowers makes the timeless gift of flowers — for holidays or year-round — speedy, fresh and more personal than your average flower delivery service. Each bouquet is made-to-order by talented artisans, sourced from sustainable estate farms, and shipped with personalized gift wrap, hydration packs and food to ensure they stay fresher longer. Through the holidays, order your holiday flowers early at a great price: Save 25%, plus free personalized gift wrap and delivery using the code JOLLY25 at checkout.
For the young coder in your life, Littlecodr is an insanely fun card game that introduces code to kids ages 4 and up. Created by founder Alexandra Greenhill, MD, and crowdfunded on Kickstarter, this game introduces coding at home and at school.
Here is how it works: First, let the kid(s) lay out a series of cards to represent a path for you to follow as if you were a robot that they can control. Next, watch as they revel in the joy of seeing you execute their every command! Once your kids have mastered the basic cards, introduce even more fun with Mission and Lab cards that let you explore coding concepts even further.
Have an educator in your life? Check out Kikori, created by Kendra Bostick. Kikori is an app that provides experiential learning activities to help educators teach social emotional skills and academics.
As an educator on Kikori, you can search for the exact activity you need to help youth learn empathy and self-awareness and the ability to see the world through others’ eyes. All of Kikori’s activities are aligned with Social Emotional Learning standards, 21st Century Skills and UN Sustainable Development Goals, so they can be easily incorporated to meet learners’ unique needs whether you’re in a classroom, at home, in a community center or in a virtual space.
What if you could work from home — and ‘Sit While You Get Fit’? Give the gift of better health for you, your parents or grandparents with the motorized miniTREAD®. It’s 90% smaller than a standing treadmill, and easily fits under your desk or in front of your favorite chair. Whether you’re in front of your computer or watching TV, it’s used to walk while seated and you can burn ~180 calories an hour, boost circulation, build strength and increase focus.
Give the gift of food freedom with Foodom, created by Reneta Jenik. For less than the price of takeout, a personal chef can come to your kitchen and cook tasty, healthy and customized meals for the whole week. It’s like flying first class for the price of coach.
Pamper your self and your loved ones with a 20% discount on gift cards throughout December, using code FN2020. Currently available in the Bay Area and the greater Sacramento area, expanding to new areas next year.
Never lose your expensive Apple AirPods again! With Lang Mei’s silicon rubber AirPods case, you’ll never leave your AirPods behind unintentionally. It also protects AirPods’ charging case from scratches and damage.
Finally, so many heartfelt and kind words go unsaid. Created by Brandon Na, WheniLeave.com allows everyone to write, edit and store the best part of you, no matter what the realities of life may throw at us. Its mission is to make sure these precious memories and thoughts are shared no matter what. Safeguard life’s most treasured moments with WheniLeave.com.
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 $1M in startup discounts and mentorship from 50+ Institutional Investors. 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.