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April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT


fnWine: Network and Learn from a Master Sommelier

Join fn’s newest chapter, Washington DC, as they partner with Palate Club to bring a unique networking and learning experience to you.

Join fn’s newest chapter, Washington DC, as they partner with Palate Club to bring a unique networking and learning experience to you.

Complimentary Ticket:

Are you a full-time tech founder? Be our guest! During COVID, we’re making our events available to tech founders everywhere. Enjoy a complimentary ticket to come learn from fellow tech founders, partners and investors. Already used your complimentary guest pass? Request an invite to see if you qualify for membership.



Endless Zoom meetings getting you down? Anxious to get out and try something new? How about meeting new entrepreneurs AND learning about wine…from a master sommelier!

Purchase your tasting kit from Palate Club and join us online as we are led by a master sommelier through a structured tasting, unlocking your taste buds and discovering all that DC and wine have to offer.


Nicolas Mendiharat

May’19 Cohort Nicolas Mendiharat is the founder of Palate Club.

Palate Club is a new way of buying wine, using data science, blind tasting and 200 traits found in wine & taste to match wines to your personal taste. It’s Stitchfix/Spotify for wine, as if you had a private sommelier knowing your taste assisted by algorithms, picking up bottles for you. Only good wines picked by top sommeliers from artisan and sustainable winemakers around the world.

Palate Club is also a fast and easy way to learn wine, and a v very flexible wine club.

Link to buy the tasting kits: https://wine.palateclub.com/customer/become/member/

fnDC Chapter Leadership Team:

Chapter Director: Anil Karmel

Membership Chair: Tony Ma

Growth Chair: Barbara Buchanan


About Founders Network:

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 $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. 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. Learn more at https://foundersnetwork.com


Confidentiality Policy

All information shared within Founders Network is strictly confidential. We are built on a foundation of trust, and the community takes confidentiality seriously. Investors, members, and staff all share experiences and opinions off the record.  In this roundtable forum, we continue to model our fnValues of Reciprocity, Humility, Authenticity and Inclusivity.



April 7
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


Founders Network