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San Francisco Startup Mentor Programs

Post 2008, San Francisco has eclipsed Silicon Valley proper to become the new epicenter of tech startup activity. San Francisco is everything you’d expect from the tech capital of the world. Office rent and housing costs are sky-high, the city is bustling, and there are more startup events on any given evening than you could possibly attend. Because San Francisco is so startup focused, it is one of the best places to meet co-founders, investors, hire talent, and learn how to run an effective high-growth company.

Founders Network, headquartered in San Francisco, sits in the heart of it all. Serving as a connection within the city and to the rest of the world, Founders Network provides a mentorship program that removes geographical limits for its founders. San Francisco members can operate with a network of global support behind them.

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Mentorship from select San Francisco founders

Request Invite to Join Our Month Cohort!
Gain Access To:
London Founders Network
San Francisco
  • 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 San Francisco 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’s most valuable asset is the community‚ All the founders on the network are always willing to schedule time to help a fellow founder out or make a quick introduction to their own network.

Mark Oden
Founder of Taskware

The thing that I value the most about Founders Network is that I can get advice from a vetted group of entrepreneurs who have faced or are facing the same challenges as me. With the ability to follow specific threads, mute others, and post/reply directly from my email inbox, my questions get answered fast by founders who know what they’re talking about.

Justin Hefter
Founder of Bandura Games

The staff of founders network have a sincere desire to help startup founders. I really appreciate the open, transparent philosophy that Founders Network expects from its members.

Michael Maners
Founder of Yoodelit

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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Rama Veeraragoo

Membership Chair

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Joshua Krammes

Ecosystem Advisor

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Vishal Singh

Regional Partner

Morrison Foerster
 

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

6 Mistakes That Will End Your Startup’s Culture

James has been a partner of Founders Network since July 2018. He’s been a prominent global partner within our ecosystem of founders. To receive peer mentorship from James and over 600 Tech …

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3 Ways Founders Can be Comfortably Uncomfortable

Jarie Bolander has been a member of Founders Network since May 2017. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our San Francisco Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Jarie and …

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The Top 50 Vendors Used by Startups

The following is a guest post from fnBlog Contributor David Cheng, Co-Founder/CEO of VendorStack. This post, originally posted on the VendorStack blog, provides an inforgraphic of the top 50 vendors …

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7 Tips from Founders on Launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

This year, Founders Network partnered with Techcrunch Disrupt SF to provide our members with a promotional code for discounted access to the tech startup industry’s most iconic conference. The 2014 …

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4 Biggest Blunders in Historic Business Partnerships

The following is a guest post from fnBlog Contributor Matt Faustman, Founder of UpCounsel. This post, originally posted on the UpCounsel Blog. Your business can benefit from strategic partnerships, especially when …

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Your Pitch Deck Is Done, But Is It Ready for Prime Time?

Tony Clemendor has been a member of Founders Network since January 2013. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our Silicon Valley Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Tony 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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How to Create a Pitch Deck in One Day

Sameer Gupta has been a member of Founders Network since May 2012. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our Los Angeles Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Sameer and over 600 …

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How Hardware Startups Should Address Early Stage Momentum

Mark Rabin has been a member of Founders Network since January 2018. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our Vancouver Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Mark and over 600 fellow Tech …

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Why Specificity is Key to a Founder’s Success

Chris Barley has been a member of Founders Network since May 2017. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our London Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Chris and over 600 …

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