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Founders Network is a community of tech founders who have come together to help each other grow and succeed. Between full-time founders and successful serial entrepreneurs, the network offers founders resources and high-touch support to help them move forward in their ventures.
Because you shouldn’t be in it alone. Founders Network offers you a place to de-risk and streamline your decision making process by finding answers, meeting mentors, and colleagues who have a better understanding of what you are going through as a startup founder. Founders Network becomes your community where you can foster long-term relationships dedicated to mutual success.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Founders Network is a community of over 500 tech founders and growing. From first timers to serial entrepreneurs, based coast-to-coast and internationally, we are all over the map. You’ll meet everyone from Ivy League grads to college dropouts, working in sectors that can range from clean tech to fashion. Founders Network members truly represent the diversity within the tech industry. Behind the scenes, Founders Network is supported by a full-time staff led by Kevin Holmes.
As a member of Founders Network, it’s about being a resource for your community. You will be able to interact with your fellow members online through our Online Mentorship Platform, in person through our Peer Advisory Boards, and at offline events in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and New York City. You will also receive invitations to our in person and dial-in mentoring sessions with members, partners and industry professionals. Through these interactions, you will have the opportunity to learn, advise, and build professional and personal relationships within the startup community. You give some, you get some—it’s a reciprocal ecosystem.
Additionally, we offer press opportunities through our blog and access to over $200k in discounts on business expenses for your startup. For a complete overview visit Member Benefits.
To join Founders Network, there is an application fee of $150. If you are approved, your membership level is based on your funding or revenue. All memberships are annual and monthly payment plans are available. Annual dues begin at $499.95. For a complete overview visit Member Benefits.

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If you are a full-time tech founder and you are willing to become a supportive member in a community of driven individuals, all you have to do is fill out an application by the last Wednesday of the month. Once all of the applications are in, our membership committee reviews the applications and chooses a new cohort. Accepted members will have the opportunity to foster relationships with experienced colleagues within the community. Please keep in mind that the Founders Network community is a place for founders to get support, not to sell products. If you are interested, you can find the application here.
Our home base and most of our staff are located in San Francisco. Our members are all over the world, concentrated in tech hubs like Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and New York City. Since the network is global, you can find us mostly on the web.
The vision behind Founders Network comes from 15 years of work experience within Silicon Valley, but our official birthday is April 4th 2011.
It’s a dialogue box…or a function key on the keyboard. At Founders Network you have the opportunity to learn from your peers, to interact—to get answers, quickly and efficiently in the same way that a function key serves as a keyboard shortcut. Founders Network is that function key to your questions, doubts and mentorship needs.