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Seattle Startup Mentor Programs

Seattle has a unique startup culture. The city is known for the endless amount of individual talent stemming from the larger companies like Amazon and Microsoft who have made it their home. While a number of Venture firms (such as Menlo Park Ventures) help fund Seattle startups, many entrepreneurs still find themselves flying south to Silicon Valley when it’s time to fundraise, creating one challenge for this otherwise powerhouse of a startup city.

Founders Network’s mission is to connect Seattle Founders with global resources that they don’t have access to in Seattle. Based in Silicon Valley, Founders Network is a mentorship program that supports Founders with a global network of peer mentoring and investment opportunities. Seattle members can find the strength of a global network behind them.


Mentorship from select Seattle founders

Request Invite to Join Our Month Cohort!
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

Request Invitation
Founders Network Global Stats

Connecting Seattle Founders with each other and the Founders Network community.

Collective Capital Raised
Average Funding
Global Founders
Serial Entrepreneurs
FN Global Events

You’ll learn more from the threads seen here everyday than you did in most courses you’ve ever waded through. So dive in, everyone is here because this is exactly what we want to be doing.

Galen Buckwalter
Founder of eHarmony

I’m a very technical person. Not big on the business side of things. Thanks to Founders Network, I’ve received valuable, actionable business advice from both founders and investors alike.

Linden Tibbets
Founder of IFTTT

I would say it’s a very reasonable cost to tap into a worldwide network of entrepreneurs who, as a group, have gone through just about everything you can imagine and have a world of experience they can offer to you.

Will Bunker
Founder of
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.

Matias Troccoli

Chapter Director

Melissa Strawn
Membership Chair
Ryan McRobert

Chapter Partner

Fenwick & West LLP

Leadership Positions Available


Private VC Office Hours
  • Founder Thought Leadership

  • Trending Tech Topic Panels

  • Pitch Practice Featuring Tier 1 VC’s

  • Private Office Hours With Tier 1 VC’s


Upcoming events

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Past events

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Ecosystem Partners

Building Your Capital Stack with Micah Baldwin

Not all capital is created equal. Micah Baldwin, member of Grasshopper Bank’s early stage practice and advisor to dozens of startups, explains the pros and cons of different investment streams. …

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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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Founders Network Launches Seattle Chapter

Expansion Brings Founder-to-Founder Mentorship to Booming Startup Ecosystem Home to tech giants including Microsoft and Amazon as well as droves of other locally based tech startups, Seattle’s pipeline of locally …

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