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April 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT


The Future of Collaborative Work Spaces and In-Person Networking

Join James Chapman as he shares his insights and strategies for how to best utilize these communities to grow your personal network.

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.



While the full distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine may still be several months away, the fact that it’s already underway signals a light at the end of the tunnel for us all. And with physical spaces beginning to open back up again at a faster pace, co-working and similar types of shared spaces are going to come alive once again. However, the future of shared spaces isn’t going to resemble the past.

Over the last year, James Chapman, community expert and founder of the networking app Plain Sight, has been talking to and collaborating with event hosts and owners of shared spaces. At this Founders Network event, he’ll share with you insights and strategies for how to best utilize these communities to grow your personal network and business moving forward.

You’ll come out of the event with:

  • Strategies for individuals and folks who operate shared spaces and networking events about how to thrive in a hybrid physical/digital environment.
  • Stories about how spaces have pivoted and continued to be innovative during COVID and are preparing for the future.
  • Insights into how he has successfully grown his own network and business during the pandemic.



James Chapman

James Chapman has dedicated the bulk of his career creating spaces for ambitious people to thrive and come together. In 2015, he launched an evening workspace for side-hustlers to collaborate, which led to the idea for his current company Plain Sight – a social networking platform that take s an unbiased approach to connecting like-minded people together virtually and in-person. In 2017, he started and ran Detroit Demo Day which has provided over $4 million in funding to small businesses throughout the city of Detroit; the majority of which have been minority and woman-owned. Before entrepreneurship, James began his career working with federal workforce development programs.


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.



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