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Austin Startup Mentor Programs

Austin, aka the Silicon Hills, features low taxes and better than average real estate costs. The city brings the startup perks of Silicon Valley with a cost of living lower than most major metropolitan cities. According to the Startup Genome Report (2018), 19% percent of all VC investment in Austin over the last several years went to AI, Analytics, and Big Data startups. Host to the famous South by Southwest festival (SXSW), Austin attracts global leading knowledge and funding to its city.

Founders Network’s mission is to connect Austin Founders and startups with a global support network. Based in Silicon Valley, Founders Network provides Austin the ability to access resources only available in the tech capital of the world. We’re a mentorship program that compliments local tech ecosystems and facilitates the growth of local Founders Network members.

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Mentorship from select Austin founders

Request Invite to Join Our Month Cohort!
Gain Access To:
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  • Peer mentorship program with fellow tech founders

  • Global, stage and local founder forums

  • Pitch practice with tier 1 VC’s

  • Proactive support and introductions from staff

  • Biannual global conferences

  • Accelerator grade discounts

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Founders Network Global Stats

Connecting Austin Founders with each other and the Founders Network community.

$1B+
Collective Capital Raised
$1.1M
Average Funding
600+
Global Founders
55%
Serial Entrepreneurs
100+
FN Global Events

You’ll learn more from the threads seen here everyday than you did in most courses you’ve ever waded through. So dive in, everyone is here because this is exactly what we want to be doing.

Galen Buckwalter
Founder of eHarmony

I’m a very technical person. Not big on the business side of things. Thanks to Founders Network, I’ve received valuable, actionable business advice from both founders and investors alike.

Linden Tibbets
Founder of IFTTT

I would say it’s a very reasonable cost to tap into a worldwide network of entrepreneurs who, as a group, have gone through just about everything you can imagine and have a world of experience they can offer to you.

Will Bunker
Founder of Match.com

Local Leadership Team

Each Founders Network Chapter has an appointed Chapter Leadership Team. Made up of founders who have chosen to volunteer their time, they are on deck to give advice, facilitate events, and lead the growth of the Chapter.

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Jason Collier
Chapter Director
Scale Computing
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Lisa Besserman
Membership Chair
Startup Buenos Aires

Leadership Positions Available

Events

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Interactive
Webinars
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Private VC Office Hours
  • Founder Thought Leadership

  • Trending Tech Topic Panels

  • Pitch Practice Featuring Tier 1 VC’s

  • Private Office Hours With Tier 1 VC’s

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Conferences

Sponsors

Presenting to VCs and Angel Investors with Nancy Hayes

Angel investor and management consultant Nancy Hayes shares her formula for a compelling presentation, including pitch deck tips, common pitfalls to avoid, and insights on how you’ll be evaluated.  For …

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Building Your Capital Stack with Micah Baldwin

Not all capital is created equal. Micah Baldwin, member of Grasshopper Bank’s early stage practice and advisor to dozens of startups, explains the pros and cons of different investment streams. …

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Leadership in a Downturn with Marqeta Founder Jason Gardner

Marqeta founder and CEO Jason Gardner discusses what founders and executives need to do in a recession, and how to make sure your startup emerges stronger on the other side. …

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Mastering SaaS Metrics: A Founders Network Panel

A panel of SaaS founders and investors weigh in on the key metrics you must understand at various stages of the customer acquisition funnel. Software-as-a-service startups have the advantage of …

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Starting Up in Mexico with Deborah Dana

As the second-largest market in Latin America, Mexico is a critical market for startup founders to understand. Canasta Rosa founder Deborah Dana shares her advice for navigating the booming Mexican …

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