Peer Mentorship for EdTech Founders

EdTech Founders Initiative

Whether you’re an adaptive learning platform or a management solution, the Founders Network EdTech Initiative brings together founders building the next generation of educational technology. We provide full-lifecycle support to EdTech founders, from fundraising and hiring to sales and partnerships.

EdTech VC funding topped $4B in the first half of 2020
- Crunchbase News

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  • Exclusive Founders Network events

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EdTech Founders Leadership Committee

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


Denis Belyavsky

Co-Founder, Twinbox

Matt Foran

Founder, KnowMeQ

Ethan Purzane

Co-Founder, Refold
Refold Languages

Rachel Mullen

Founder, Nao Now
Nao Now

Tom Jozefacki

Founder, Myppl Inc.
Myppl Inc.

Bacely YoroBi

Founder, Schooly

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Founders Network was a great resource for me as a first-time founder. The partner directory came in especially handy as we were growing our operations. And the community makes it so easy to get quality recommendations and referrals on any support you may need.
David Cramer
Founder of Sentry
Founders Network was just as valuable when I was on my third startup as it was on my first. I’ve made a lot of valuable connections over the years that have served my business well, and it’s a great group of people that I’ve enjoyed getting to know as well.
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
As a startup founder, your time is valuable. The Founders Network team gets this, and provides programming, support and resources geared at busy founders. I really appreciated the personal outreach, and am thrilled to be part of this community.
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.

Past events



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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