Whether you’re a fnVeteran or new to The Network, join our founders Coworking Day + Welcome Lunch and build deep relationships with founders in your local Chapter. Founders are encouraged to come ready to share one startup challenge with the group. The first question an attendee should ask is “how can I help?”
-9:00am || Arrive to co-work with founders (optional)
-12:00pm – 2:00pm || Lunch
-12:00pm-12:15pm || Arrive, settle in
-12:15pm-12:25pm || 2 minute introductions: Past experience, startup, 1 interesting fact
-12:25pm- 1:45pm || Each founder shares an obstacle they are facing, and receives advice, resources, and intros from the group (minutes are divided by # of attendees)
-1:45pm – 2:00pm || Wrap-up. Chair shares any relevant Chapter business
-5:00pm || Wrap-up co-working day (optional)
Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $1M in startup discounts and mentorship from 50+ Institutional Investors. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.
If you don't have a cohort group in something like Founders Network that you can develop long-term relationships with and discuss the same topics that come up with people that you already know, you're probably missing out on something very important.
The number one advantage is the law of compound interest. The longer you stay in a very high-quality network the strong and more authentic relationships you build.
We know each other's business and we know each other's struggles. Having a personal relationship with other founders that is completely confidential and completely authentic gives you a lot of great advice.
FN manages my network for me by connecting me with other founders in my specific industry sector. I've been able to explore business development opportunities, partnerships, etc.
We just saw the first Mexican unicorn come to life this same week which is a fantastic idea. Being part of the Founders Network makes a lot of sense. We see that the Mexico City chapter is growing substantially.
There's a lot of great stuff going on even now in San Francisco. I've found Founders Network has been a great resource for me and for all of the founders I know during these tough times.
It allowed me to meet people who had done this before that had the experience. I was able to explain an issue very briefly and they were able to give me a very detailed response on how they addressed it.
I've used the platform to discover advice, connections, resources, discounts, on important services, connections to investors, and practice on how to pitch. The kind of conversations you can't get anywhere else on youtube or google searches.
I see Founders Network as one of those necessary resources in the Chicagoland area.
The Black Founders initiative allows me to shape this program where we can inspire, engage, and support Black Founders.