New York Startups
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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
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
Exclusive local Founders Network events
Why Join Founders Network New York?
Hear Doug Lessing's Experience Being Membership Chair:
Connecting New York Founders with each other and the Founders Network community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ;)
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!
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.
Peer Advisory Roundtables
Thought Leadership Keynotes
Virtual Pitch Practice Ft. Tier 1 VC's
Virtual Office Hours Ft. Tier 1 VC's
- September 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
Sit down with Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy, Co-Founder and CEO of SecurityScorecard, for an intimate founder-only discussion surrounding scale, fundraising, and product. Over the last 4 years, Aleks has raised $62.2M from Google Ventures, ... Read Moreat Dentons
- November 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST
Sit down with Peter Mattis, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering of Cockroach Labs, for an intimate founder-only discussion surrounding scale, fundraising, and product. Since it’s founding in 2015, Cockroach Labs has raised $53.5M and ... Read Moreat Dentons
- January 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST
We believe that no one is more qualified to give founders advice than other founders. That is why our roundtables feature founders who have achieved noteworthy scale, and want to pay it forward by sharing their journey.at Google – NY
- April 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT
We believe that no one is more qualified to give founders advice than other founders. That is why our roundtables feature founders who have achieved noteworthy scale, and want to ... Read Moreat Dentons
NYC VC Fireside Chat ft Mat Kaliski, Principal at Rubicon Venture Capital – Hosted by Founders Network & EGFSJuly 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT
NYC VC Fireside Chat ft Mat Kaliski, Principal at Rubicon Venture Capital – Hosted by Founders Network & EGFS
Please join NYC tech founders at WeWork Labs on July 17th for a fireside chat with Mat Kaliski, Principal at Rubicon Venture Capital, lead by fnMember and President at Corsis, ... Read Moreat WeWork Labs
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