“Value was incredible.”Erik Christensen
Founder of JustUno
“Great community, beautiful scenery, really good food, what’s not to like?”Neha Sampat
Founder of Built.io
“Certainly worth it.”Adrian Hunter
Founder of eTracker (Acquired)

Join Us in Napa Valley Oct. 18-20 

Escape the startup grind at a private resort in Calistoga.

Explore the theme of growth with fellow founders, investors and partners.

Enjoy farm-to-table food, wine tastings and activities.

This is the culmination of the Founders Network experience.

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Magical Location

Set on a hilltop ridgeline above the town of Calistoga in Napa, CA and surrounded by spectacular 360-degree views, Mayacamas Ranch provides an awe-inspiring, natural setting for fnSummit. 

Annual Traditions

Form meaningful relationships and re-energize before year’s end with distinctive farm-to-table meals, keynotes and guided discussions, real fireside chats, hiking, sunrise yoga, pool time and multiple wine tastings. 

Champagne Sabrage Opening Ceremony

Champagne Sabrage Opening Ceremony

Real Fireside Chats

Real Fireside Chats

Napa Valley Wine Tastings

Napa Valley Wine Tastings

Farm-to-Table Food

Farm-to-Table Food

Investor Panels & Office Hours

Investor Panels & Office Hours

Hiking & Sunrise Yoga

Hiking & Sunrise Yoga

On-site Accommodations

On-site Accommodations



Leadership Development Workshops

Leadership Development Workshops

An Exploration of Growth

Explore the topic of growth, both as a founder and for your startup.  The following speakers will share wisdom gained while acquiring real world experience over the past year.

Featuring Fireside Chat on Summiting Everest with FN'er James Brooman

Featuring a fireside chat with James Brooman (June ’16 Cohort) who summited Everest this year without supplemental oxygen.

Neha Sampat
Founder & CEO

Scaled 200+ employees. 15+ years enterprise product marketing at Sun and VMware. San Francisco’s 40 under 40 and 50 Women in Tech Dominating Silicon Valley.

Jeff Thermond
Venture Partner
XSeed Capital

Ventures created $3B annual revenue. Formerly Founder of Epigram (Acquired by Broadcom for $300M+)

Domingo Guerra
President & Founder

Raised $25M+ through Series B funding rounds and grown Fortune 1000 customer base. Former Brocade and Applied Materials. Holds 6 patents.

Richard White
Founder & CEO

Scaled from idea through Series B. Expert in UX design, and the critical importance of putting customers at the center of building products.

Amy Lesnik
Chief Executive & President
Pledge 1%

20 years experience early stage high growth ventures. Named San Francisco’s Most Influential Women and Forever Influential Hall of Fame.

Sanjit Dang
Venture Capitalist
Intel Capital

Managed partnership deals in $100M-$2B range. Invests in both Consumer and Enterprise sectors. Advisor to Richard Branson, Stanford Technology Ventures Program and UC Innovation Council.

Joan Bodensteiner
Proper Rebel

Formerly SVP Marketing at Ticketmaster, VP Marketing at Socialcast (acquired by VMware), Director Product Marketing at Adobe.

Joshua Krammes
VP Community

Former executive team with SoftLayer (acquired by IBM in 2013 for $2B+) and M&A at MergerTech. Advisor to FrontDoor, Veterati, LifeLine and PIE.

Natalie Wilson
Senior Counsel
Hanson Bridgett

Focuses on representing emerging companies throughout their life cycle, including venture capital
financings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate governance.

Anthony Poston
CEO & Co-Founder

Scaled to one of the largest winery directories globally with over 20,000+ wineries across 47 countries.  Co-Founded ESM Solutions, a workers comp and risk management company.

Christina Dikareva
CEO & Yoga Instructor
Analyst Market

10 years in private equity experience. Built leading on-demand financial workforce with thousands of talented professionals.

James Brooman
Firefit Inc.

Former Investment Banker who has summited Everest without supplemental oxygen, ran across the Australian Outback unassisted and biked from Alaska to Chile.

Jane Willis
Proper Rebel

Fomerly VP at Paycycle, VP Product Marketing at Adobe Systems, Direct Marketing Manager at Claris Corporation.

Mischa Steiner

Scaled Awesense from idea to $MM annual revenue. Recognized expert in Smart Grid and leader in Vanouver Technology industry.

Kevin Holmes
Founder & CEO
Founders Network

Grew FN to 600+ members globally. Formerly AllDorm.com and Director of Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University.  40 Under 40 in Silicon Valley.


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Our Partners

fnSummit is made possible thanks to the generous support of our partners.  Learn more about our partner program here.




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