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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.
Mentorship from select Austin founders
Gain Access To:
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
Connecting Austin Founders with each other and the Founders Network community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leadership Positions Available
Founder Thought Leadership
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Pitch Practice Featuring Tier 1 VC’s
Private Office Hours With Tier 1 VC’s
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