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Peer Mentorship for CleanTech Founders



CleanTech Founders Initiative

The Founders Network CleanTech Initiative brings together founders building a more sustainable future, from energy and agriculture to transportation. We provide full-lifecycle support to founders in CleanTech, whether you’re raising capital, launching a pilot program or building corporate and government partnerships.
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U.S. clean energy investments will exceed $55B in 2020
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Black Founders
  • Personalized onboarding with Lead Mentor

  • Peer network of 600+ founders

  • Pitch practice with Tier 1 VCs

  • Global and local founders-only forums

  • Trusted Partner Directory

  • Exclusive Founders Network events

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Founders Network Global Stats

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$1B+
Total capital raised
$1.1M
average funding
600+
Global FN Members
50%
Serial Founders
100+
Global Events
CleanTech Founders Leadership Committee

Meet experienced and knowledgeable startup leaders solving some of the biggest challenges in CleanTech

 
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Whitaker Irvin 
Founder, Q Hydrogen
Q Hydrogen
 

Leadership Positions Available

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

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It’s an exciting time for founders in clean technology, and Founders Network helps to filter the noise, keep you on track and leverage the momentum in sustainability right now. Peer support combined with amazing mentors was exactly what I needed in building my first company.
David Cramer
Founder of Sentry
Joining the Founders Network community has paid off in multiples. The team took to time to understand my needs and interests, making onboarding a breeze. Plus, the perks and discounts are amazing, especially for an early stage founder.
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
The biggest benefit of Founders Network is the chance to learn from people who have done it before, and to bounce ideas and obstacles off peers. It’s a fantastic community of like-minded entrepreneurs who genuinely want to see you succeed.
Charity Majors
Founder of Honeycomb

Upcoming Events

During COVID, we’re making our virtual events available to healthtech founders everywhere. Register for a complimentary ticket to learn from fellow founders, investors and partners. Already used your free guest pass? Request an invite to see if you qualify for membership.

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Partners

Equinix

Equity Refresh: A Powerful Tool for Startup Talent Retention

Attracting and retaining top talent is crucial for startup success. With a constant battle for skilled employees, founders need to get creative with their compensation packages. Stock options and equity …

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Bootstrapping vs. Fundraising: The Ultimate Guide to Financing Your Startup

The vast majority of startups rely on internal funding sources to get off the ground.  According to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s report, personal savings, loans, and revenue are the …

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Startup Compensation and Hiring Get a Reality Check in 2024

Remember the days of hyper-growth, seemingly endless funding rounds, and throwing fistfuls of equity at every talented recruit who walked through the door?  Those days are on hold.  According to …

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Startup Funding for Black Founders Plummets in 2023

The year 2023 witnessed a stark reversal of progress for Black entrepreneurs in the venture capital landscape. After a period of heightened awareness and pledges of increased support following the …

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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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