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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.

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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

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Founders Network Global Stats

Connecting New York 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

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
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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Thomas Penichter
Regional Director
Blue Ocean Tech
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Douglas Ver Mulm
Membership Chair
Stable Insurance
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David Plonsky
Growth Chair
MyStandBy
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Dina Samra

Ecosystem Advisor

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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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Global Conferences

Sponsors

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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Mentorship with Princeton Review Founder, John Katzman

If your company is perfect, John Katzman wants to hear all about it. “Everybody has warts, everybody farts, every one of your competitors has a CEO that’s tearing his or …

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Growth Lessons from Ethan Agarwal

Ethan Agarwal founded Aaptiv in 2015. If you haven’t heard of the mobile fitness app, then you aren’t one of the 200,000 users who have subscribed in the last 2 …

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