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New York Startup Mentor Programs

New York is the second highest performing startup ecosystem in the world according to the Startup Genome Report (2018). In the last five years, NYC has grown from $2.3 billion invested in 2012 to $13 billion in 2017, justifying excitement about the future. Only second to Silicon Valley, the NYC startup movement is stamping its own path in the startup world while building a reputation for being able to scale quickly. With access to capital and talent, New York is a fantastic place to start a company.

Founders Network’s mission is in connecting New York City Founders and startups with a global support network. Based in Silicon Valley, Founders Network provides NYC with a direct connection to its west coast counterpart.  Our New York members have the ability to operate knowing they have a global mentorship network behind them.


Mentorship from select New York founders

Request Invite to Join Our Month Cohort!
Gain Access To:
London Founders Network
New York
  • 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

Request Invitation
Founders Network Global Stats

Connecting New York Founders with each other and the Founders Network community.

Collective Capital Raised
Avg Funding
Global FN Network
Serial Entrepreneurs
FN Global Events

FN is a quality group of entrepreneurs. Everyone in the room is serious about what he or she is building. On any topic, someone there is qualified to give advice based on actual experience.

John Katzman

Halfway through my first year, my membership had already paid for itself. I was able to learn from my fellow founders, network with investors, and navigate startup challenges by leveraging the forum. The helpful and willing spirit of the group is the key ingredient that makes this community worth every penny.

Jeremy Clement

The forum allows for instant access to a huge group of high caliber founders. What’s interesting about Founders Network is that it’s perfect for a person starting their first company, but also their second, third, and so on.

Matt Monday
Founder of STRV
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.

David Plonsky

Chapter Director

Doug Lessing

Membership Chair

Terence Finn

Growth Chair


Dina Samra

Ecosystem Advisor

New Lab

Leadership Positions Available


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

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past events

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Five Entrepreneurship Lessons From Siri Founder Adam Cheyer

Adam Cheyer breaks down his step-by-step formula for sizing up a startup idea and making it a success. There may be no magic formula for launching the next Google, Facebook …

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How to Budget in COVID-19 feat. David Ehrenberg

Startup founders are facing uncharted economic waters. David Ehrenberg, founder of Early Growth, the largest startup financial services firm in the U.S., shares his checklist for startup financial health through …

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How Startup Founders Should Be Hiring Their C-Suite: From Handy Founder Oisin Hanrahan

Hanrahan discusses the pitfalls that startups face in hiring for leadership roles, and what he wishes he’d known earlier as a founder. Handy raised $110 million and was acquired by …

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Is Your Startup Too Early to Raise Capital?

Nina Stepanov is a mentor in our Investor Program within our global ecosystem of founders. To receive peer mentorship from Nina, over 60 investors, and 600 fellow Tech Founders, please request an invite and …

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Remote-First Culture as a Competitive Advantage

Christina Sass is a mentor and speaker within our global ecosystem of founders. To receive peer mentorship from Christina and over 600 fellow Tech Founders, please request an invite and join our …

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