Los Angeles Startups
& Startup Resources

Los Angeles Startup Mentor Programs

Los Angeles is the second largest city in terms on population in the U.S. and boasts the third largest startup ecosystem according to the Startup Genome Project (2018). Home to the aptly named Silicon Beach, the Los Angeles tech scene recently surpassed Silicon Valley with the largest number of gaming startups in the country. The LA tech scene is supported by leading VCs like Mucker Capital and benefited from the success of a number of major companies like Snapchat and nearby SpaceX.

Just like LAX, Founders Network aims to connect LA to the rest of the world. We utilize our mentorship program to provide Founders and their startups with a global network of resources and support. Founders Network provides peer to peer mentoring for our members along with access to critical startup resources.


Mentorship from select Los Angeles founders

Request Invite to Join Our Month Cohort!
Gain Access To:
Los Angeles Founders Network
Los Angeles
  • 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

  • Exclusive local Founders Network events

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Founders Network Global Stats

Connecting Los Angeles Founders with each other and the Founders Network community.

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Serial Entrepreneurs
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This is the best professional network I've seen. The community is open, honest, encouraging and practical. While founders might hesitate to ask certain questions elsewhere that might betray "weakness" or doubt, FN lets me take advantage of the fact that everyone here has either gone through these things, or will do so.
Jamie Smyth
Founder of The Smyth Group
Joining Founders Network was like being reintroduced to my best friends from High School and College. The Founders Network team has created this amazing tribe of people with whom I have kinship, and whose purpose is to help and be helped by people like me.... finding a long searched for brotherhood of startup founders.
Johannes Waldstein
Founder of FanAI
FN meet-ups mean real, honest, and vulnerable discussions with other entrepreneurs. The ability to engage and ask questions in a more intimate format is something I find unique to FN. Love this incredible network of high caliber founders.
Rob Patrick
Founder of BitMob AI
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.

Nadia Lee

Chapter Director

Andrew Jacobson

Membership Chair


Leadership Positions Available

Join 600+ Founders Who Love FN

In Africa, there is a saying: 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' The great thing about the Founder's Network is that it's not an either/or! We go together farther AND faster, and actually it's way more fun ;)
Alexandra Greenhill
Founder of Careteam
The fn community has been along for my journey through four startups including one dissolution, one major restructure, a successful exit and now a high-growth, funded SaaS company. Being a Founder is sometimes overwhelming and lonely. This community provides guidance and the lift you need when facing your most excruciating obstacles. More importantly, it's a community that genuinely celebrates your successes along the way!
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
Founding a business can be a lonely pursuit, but being surrounded by a like-minded community enriches the experience. Founders Network is a cadre who provides concrete perspective and insights. In my experience, it's just as enriching to me as a serial entrepreneur to see what and who is coming next, as it would have been to me years ago as a first-time founder to avoid (some!) rookie errors.
Lisa Shields
Founder of Fi Span


Local Events
Types of Events
  • Peer Advisory Roundtables

  • Thought Leadership Keynotes

  • Happy Hours

  • Virtual Pitch Practice Ft. Tier 1 VC's

  • Virtual Office Hours Ft. Tier 1 VC's

Global Conferences

Upcoming events

Past events

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Pitch Deck and Hiring Lessons That Pay off With VC and Founder Michael Silton

“I love the pre-seed and seed stage of company formation, because this is where the hard work of understanding what makes a difference in customers’ lives comes about,” says Michael …

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Should You Outsource Your Product Development?

According to Alvaro Chacon, founder and CEO of the creative and technical digital agency Stateside, developing a long-term product development plan is important from the start. He recommends founders ask …

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Leading Product Strategy into a $230M Acquisition

As co-founder of Telesign, Stacy Stubblefield recalls that the startup journey was “painful” at first. But along the 15-year path from a small Los Angeles-based incubator to an eventual acquisition …

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The Product/Market Fit Reality Check with John Corcoran

Founder, product designer and CRO consultant John Corcoran has spent 15 years working on, then leading product teams, conducting market and user research.  Among his accomplishments, as head of product …

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Need a Last-Minute Gift? Check Out Founders Network’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Need a last-minute holiday gift, or something to bring joy to your loved ones well into the New Year? Look no further than Founders Network: Members of our community are …

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GTM: Where to Start and How to Get it Right with Kris Bondi

Prior to becoming CEO and Co-founder of Mimoto, an XDR cybersecurity company, Kris Bondi spent more than 20 years positioning technologies and companies. Her unique expertise has contributed to seven …

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Newfund’s Augustin Sayer Shares His Top Advice for Entrepreneurs

While Newfund is industry agnostic, there is one thing which all of the French companies Augustin Sayer chooses to work with have in common. There is an international reach baked …

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Creating a Culture of Alignment with Rishi Bhargava

With decades of experience in both product management and go-to-market, Rishi Bhargava, co-founder of Demisto, has much to share about how they intersect. He says that transparency between Demisto’s product …

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Founder Liquidity, A Simple Method With Michael Avent

For the last decade, Michael Avent has served as corporate counsel to up and coming startups in the technology and life sciences fields. He regularly aids these startups in negotiations …

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Return to Normal? How fn Members Feel About Getting Together at this Stage in the COVID Pandemic

Introducing Founders Network Research Insights We are pleased to share data from the first fn Research Insights report, an ongoing series of market research on topics of interest to our …

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