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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.

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Mentorship from select Los Angeles founders

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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

  • 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.

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

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
Each Founders Network Chapter has an appointed Regional 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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Nadia Lee

Regional Director

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Andrew Jacobson

Membership Chair

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Sameer Gupta

Growth Chair

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Blake Caldwell

Ecosystem Advisor

Startup Boost

Leadership Positions Available

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Events

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Local Events
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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

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The Real Way to Approach a VC (And Be Successful)

Recently, Founders Edge had the pleasure of speaking with Nick Desai, the CEO and Co-founder of Los Angeles-based startup Heal. Heal specializes in primary care doctor house calls. Heal´s model …

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6 Startup Founders Share their Hiring Mistakes

Today’s most successful startups thrive with the help and insight of eager, dedicated employees. But hiring the right talent isn’t always easy. We asked 6 Founders Network members with experience …

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Does my startup need a CTO?

Rob Patrick has been a member of Founders Network since March 2018. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our Los Angeles Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Rob and over …

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Former Director of Research at SpaceX Launches Pacific Data Science

Adam Lichtl has been a member of Founders Network since February 2017. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our Los Angeles Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Adam and over 600 …

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A Founders Guide to Startup Financial Modeling

Jacob Loveless has been a member of Founders Network since June 2018. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our Los Angeles Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Jacob and over …

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Founder and Author Ellie Rubin Talks Entrepreneurship Lessons and Conquering Fear at 16,000 Feet

Entrepreneur, author and speaker Ellie Rubin sits down with Founders Edge to discuss the biggest lessons she learned in building and selling Bulldog, an early leader in digital asset management …

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The Real Way to Approach a VC (And Be Successful)

Recently, Founders Edge had the pleasure of speaking with Nick Desai, the CEO and Co-founder of Los Angeles-based startup Heal. Heal specializes in primary care doctor house calls. Heal´s model …

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Announcing our New London Leadership Team

In our ever-increasing desire to collaborate with and unite global leaders in paving the way for startup success, Founders Network is proud to introduce our new London Leadership Team. We believe …

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Fundraising Strategies that Make Investors Love You

Silicon Valley startup investor SC Moatti is a product powerhouse. As managing partner at Mighty Capital, Moatti guides founders in AI, big data, analytics and personalized medicine towards successful exits. …

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Why Chicago Startups Should Stay in Chicago

When many people think of hotbeds for startup activity, their minds instinctively drift toward places like Silicon Valley and San Francisco. But on the other side of the country, Chicago …

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