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Peer Mentorship for Human Resources Founders

Human Resources Founders Initiative

Whether you’re solving recruiting, operations or talent management, the HR Tech Founders Initiative brings together founders driving innovation and inclusion in human resources. We provide full-lifecycle support to HR founders, from design and automation to sales and marketing. 

12M U.S. employers spend $5T annually on HR
- Human Resource Executive

Request Invite for Our Next HR Tech Founders Cohort. Get Access to:
HR Tech
  • Personalized onboarding with Lead Mentor

  • Peer network of 600+ founders

  • Pitch practice with Tier 1 VCs

  • Global and local founders-only forums

  • Trusted Partner Directory

  • Exclusive Founders Network events

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HR Tech Founders Leadership Committee

Meet experienced and knowledgeable startup leaders driving innovation in human resources

Felipe Contreras
Luc Beaudoin
CogSci Apps
CogSci Apps

Janine Yancey


Jennifer Hill

OM Heals
OM Heals

Maksym Lushpenko


Marcellas Flenory Sr.

JCIM Technology
JCIM Technology

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Founders Network has something for everyone. And with members across the world and in many sectors, the opportunities for networking and inspiration are endless.
David Cramer
Founder of Sentry
There is no shortage of events and content marketed to founders, but Founders Network cuts through the noise and provides the resources and support you need on your own terms.
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
I strongly encourage entrepreneurs to join Founders Network. The diversity of resources they offer, and the members, are both amazing. I’ve met customers, collaborations and investors all through the connections I’ve made here.
Charity Majors
Founder of Honeycomb

Upcoming Events

During COVID, we’re making our virtual events available to healthtech founders everywhere. Register for a complimentary ticket to learn from fellow founders, investors and partners. Already used your free guest pass? Request an invite to see if you qualify for membership.

Past events



Equity Refresh: A Powerful Tool for Startup Talent Retention

Attracting and retaining top talent is crucial for startup success. With a constant battle for skilled employees, founders need to get creative with their compensation packages. Stock options and equity …

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Bootstrapping vs. Fundraising: The Ultimate Guide to Financing Your Startup

The vast majority of startups rely on internal funding sources to get off the ground.  According to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s report, personal savings, loans, and revenue are the …

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Startup Compensation and Hiring Get a Reality Check in 2024

Remember the days of hyper-growth, seemingly endless funding rounds, and throwing fistfuls of equity at every talented recruit who walked through the door?  Those days are on hold.  According to …

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Startup Funding for Black Founders Plummets in 2023

The year 2023 witnessed a stark reversal of progress for Black entrepreneurs in the venture capital landscape. After a period of heightened awareness and pledges of increased support following the …

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Business Model Canvas for Tech Startups: From Idea to Scalable Success

As a tech startup founder, navigating the whirlwind of innovation, competition, and market shifts can be daunting. But what if there was a powerful tool to help you visualize, refine, …

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