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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
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
Connecting Seattle Founders with each other and the Founders Network community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leadership Positions Available
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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.
Founder Thought Leadership
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Pitch Practice Featuring Tier 1 VC's
Private Office Hours With Tier 1 VC's
- July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Join Founders Network members in Seattle for a Summer Happy Hour! Join us for fnSeattle Chapter Summer Happy Hour! Along with some networking, bites and drinks, you’ll also get the ... Read Moreat Near Westlake Center
- April 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Join startup founders and investors for Founders Network’s Seattle Launch! In partnership with Create33, Microsoft for Startups, and Stackpath, Founders Network is opening up its Seattle Chapter with a Pitch Competition featuring a panel of ... Read Moreat Create33
- July 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Whether you’re a fnVeteran or new to The Network, join our CoWorking Day + Welcome Lunch and build deep relationships with founders in your local Chapter. Founders are encouraged to ... Read More
- September 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Join fellow founders, partners, and investors to build relationships in the Seattle founder ecosystem. Share the challenges you’re facing and offer help to those struggling with challenges in your area ... Read Moreat Fenwick & West LLP
- November 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Who Should Attend Founders Network creates intimate, founder-only events regularly in Seattle This event is designed to bring tech founders together to discuss the challenges they face with product-market fit, fundraising, recruiting, and ... Read More
- December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Join Founders Network for our annual Holiday Party where tech founders gather to celebrate their wins and share their lessons from the year! Join fellow founders at the Seattle Holiday ... Read More
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