Join startup founders and investors for Founders Network’s 8th birthday celebration in Silicon Valley!
How it Works
– Mix of 60 founders & VCs
– Select either founder or VC Speed Dating
– Opportunity to meet & mingle with VCs & founders from the valley
General Partner – Emergent Ventures
Managing Partner – Parade Ventures
Raoul Felix Maier
Founder & Managing Partner – Eudemian Ventures
Partner – Foundation Capital
Founding Partner – Unshackled Ventures
Associate – Wells Fargo Early-Stage Investments
– 3:30pm – 4:00pm || Arrive, settle in, and network
– 4:00pm – 4:25pm || Opening Remarks
– 4:25pm – 5:25pm || Speed Dating
– 5:25pm – 6:25pm || Structured Networking by Sector
– 6:25pm – 6:30pm || Closing remarks, goodbyes
This event is for full-time tech founders only. We vet each attendee carefully, so please only RSVP if you are a full-time tech founder, or investor.
Thanks to our Sponsors
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.