San Diego Startup Community, Mentorship and Events

As San Diego continues to grow into a global startup hub, Founders Network is proud to provide their Founders and startups with a global support network. With a mission to help startups grow, our Silicon Valley-based company provides our members with unparalleled resources and networks. We are a mentorship program that is designed to work with local startup ecosystems, like San Diego’s, to promote learning and foster connections.


Learn, Network, and Engage with entrepreneurs in San Diego

The 8th largest city in the United States is known for miles of white sand beaches and a laid back vibe. But what is not so laid back is the market for startups, which is fast heating it up in San Diego. As Entrepreneur insists, now is the time to start taking that market seriously. With 9% of the workforce currently employed in startups and tech and 50% of the population under age 39, the promise for growth is strong. While earlier startups have paved the way for success, as they attract more investors to the area, the startup ecosystem is thriving, helped along by resources from the city.

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Founders Network is based in San Francisco, just 45 minutes north of the valley and was built with the Silicon Valley startup founder in mind. At Founders Network, we know that a robust network of other founders is an essential part of any successful tech founder’s startup playbook. Our mentorship program is designed to support our members throughout their startup journey and accelerate their success.

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Peer mentorship program with fellow tech

Instantly connect with peers in Silicon Valley who can help you solve problems and reduce trial and error.

Global, stage and local founder forums

Answer your questions quickly with experience-based insights from founders who have been there.

Pitch practice with tier 1 VCs

Hone your pitch with top-tier VC feedback and increase your chances of securing funding.

Proactive support and introductions from staff

Make meaningful connections with partners and investors via warm intros from our staff.

Biannual global conferences

Come together with startup founders, investors, and industry experts for in-person networking and insights on the latest trends.

Accelerator grade discounts

Access discounts on essential services for startups, including accounting and software tools, to save money and accelerate growth.

Exclusive local Founders Network events

Attend exclusive events with authentic founders who understand what you're going through.

Our San Diego Startup Community's Local Leadership Team

Our local leadership team consists of a dedicated group of San Diego-based founders who volunteer their time and expertise to support the growth and success of the chapter.

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