San Francisco

San Francisco Startups
& Startup Resources

San Francisco Startup Mentor Programs

Post 2008, San Francisco has eclipsed Silicon Valley proper to become the new epicenter of tech startup activity. San Francisco is everything you’d expect from the tech capital of the world. Office rent and housing costs are sky-high, the city is bustling, and there are more startup events on any given evening than you could possibly attend. Because San Francisco is so startup focused, it is one of the best places to meet co-founders, investors, hire talent, and learn how to run an effective high-growth company.

Founders Network, headquartered in San Francisco, sits in the heart of it all. Serving as a connection within the city and to the rest of the world, Founders Network provides a mentorship program that removes geographical limits for its founders. San Francisco members can operate with a network of global support behind them.


Mentorship from select San Francisco  founders

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Gain Access To:
London Founders Network
San Francisco
  • Peer mentorship program with fellow tech founders

  • Global, stage and local founder forums

  • Pitch practice with tier 1 vc's

  • Proactive support and introductions from staff

  • Biannual global conferences

  • Accelerator grade discounts

  • Exclusive local Founders Network events

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Connecting San Francisco Founders with each other and the Founders Network community.

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FN's most valuable asset is the community‚ All the founders on the network are always willing to schedule time to help a fellow founder out or make a quick introduction to their own network.
Mark Oden
Founder of Taskware
The thing that I value the most about Founders Network is that I can get advice from a vetted group of entrepreneurs who have faced or are facing the same challenges as me. With the ability to follow specific threads, mute others, and post/reply directly from my email inbox, my questions get answered fast by founders who know what they're talking about.
Justin Hefter
Founder of Bandura Games
The staff of founders network have a sincere desire to help startup founders. I really appreciate the open, transparent philosophy that Founders Network expects from its members.
Michael Maners
Founder of Yoodelit

Local Leadership Team

Each Founders Network Chapter has an appointed Chapter Leadership Team. Made up of founders who have chosen to volunteer their time, they are on deck to give advice, facilitate events, and lead the growth of the Chapter.


Jarie Bolander

Chapter Director

Lab Sensor Solutions
Amandeep Khurana

Amandeep Khurana

Membership Chair - SF


Peter Imburg

Membership Chair - East Bay

David Ordal

David Ordal

Growth Chair


Leadership Positions Available

Join 600+ Founders Who Love FN

In Africa, there is a saying: 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' The great thing about the Founder's Network is that it's not an either/or! We go together farther AND faster, and actually it's way more fun ;)
Alexandra Greenhill
Founder of Careteam
The fn community has been along for my journey through four startups including one dissolution, one major restructure, a successful exit and now a high-growth, funded SaaS company. Being a Founder is sometimes overwhelming and lonely. This community provides guidance and the lift you need when facing your most excruciating obstacles. More importantly, it's a community that genuinely celebrates your successes along the way!
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
Founding a business can be a lonely pursuit, but being surrounded by a like-minded community enriches the experience. Founders Network is a cadre who provides concrete perspective and insights. In my experience, it's just as enriching to me as a serial entrepreneur to see what and who is coming next, as it would have been to me years ago as a first-time founder to avoid (some!) rookie errors.
Lisa Shields
Founder of Fi Span

Upcoming events

Are you a full-time tech founder? Be our guest! During COVID, we’re making our events available to tech founders everywhere. Enjoy a complimentary ticket to come learn from fellow tech founders, partners and investors. Already used your complimentary guest pass? Request an invite to see if you qualify for membership.

Past events


Pandemic-Era Strategies for Hiring & Growing People with Gary Bolles

In the midst of what many have dubbed “The Great Resignation,” many employers are struggling to fill job openings. According to one report, approximately 72 percent of recruiters are struggling …

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Why Healthcare isn’t Just Business as Usual with Midori Uehara

  Healthcare is a fast-growing market, but entrepreneurs looking to enter the fray should be aware that there is more to it than supply meeting demand, says Midori Uehara, VP …

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How to Succeed as a Niche Startup Founder

The sleep industry is a billion-dollar business and is continuing to expand. Every day medical professionals and the general public are now focused on getting more and better sleep as …

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GTM: Where to Start and How to Get it Right with Kris Bondi

Prior to becoming CEO and Co-founder of Mimoto, an XDR cybersecurity company, Kris Bondi spent more than 20 years positioning technologies and companies. Her unique expertise has contributed to seven …

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My Journey into Customer Funding with Meetul Shah

Meetul Shah has always known he could build things. An engineer and the founder of technographics provider DemandMatrix, which was recently bought by Demandbase, Shah started creating innovative companies at …

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Business Model Canvas for Tech Startups: From Idea to Scalable Success

As a tech startup founder, navigating the whirlwind of innovation, competition, and market shifts can be daunting. But what if there was a powerful tool to help you visualize, refine, …

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Ultimate Guide to Startup Idea Validation: Test, Learn, and Launch with Confidence

Every startup begins with a spark – a brilliant idea that promises to revolutionize the market. But before diving headfirst into development, a crucial step awaits: validation. Startup idea validation …

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VCs vs. Angel Investors: Which is Right for You

Securing funding is a critical step for any aspiring entrepreneur. However, navigating the diverse landscape of investors and understanding their unique characteristics can feel overwhelming. Two prominent options, angel investors …

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Growth Hacking Your Way to Success: Top Strategies for Startups in 2024

As we venture into 2024, traditional marketing strategies may feel out of reach for startups with limited resources. This is where the concept of growth hacking, a creative and cost-effective …

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Unveiling Your Target Audience: A Guide to Market Research for Startups

Every entrepreneur dreams of a product that resonates with customers, but how do you know if yours will? The answer lies in market research, the key to unlocking valuable insights …

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