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Silicon Valley Startup Mentor Programs

Silicon Valley is the top destination in the world for tech startups. As the rest of the world races to catch up, the Silicon Valley startup scene continues to push forward with the attitude that built the tech mecca that it is. Silicon Valley is home to the world’s top Venture Firms (Accel, Benchmark, Greylock, and more), top startups (Facebook, Netflix, Slack, and more), and with so many people launching companies, the competition is high, but so are the opportunities.

Founders Network is based in San Francisco, just 45 minutes north of the valley and was built in true Silicon Valley fashion. We exist to connect Founders to a global network of their peers to create a supportive atmosphere to help them succeed. Founders Network offers a mentorship program designed to push our members for success and while supporting. Founders helping Founders.

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Mentorship from select Silicon Valley founders

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Gain Access To:
London Founders Network
Silicon Valley
  • 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 Silicon Valley 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
I firmly believe entrepreneurs need a network of similarly minded people to use for ideas, a sounding board, some networking, and more. Whether you are raising seed rounds and want to get the real scoop on convertible notes vs. SAFEs, or are trying to hire your first VP, there are smart people who are happy to help each other.
Scott Schreiman
Founder of Samepage
I have nothing but love and respect for what Founders Network has built and I'm proud to be affiliated with it. The collaborative spirit, humility and peer mentorship are a safe haven from the ever-hectic world of entrepreneurship. No one has all the answers, and the members of FN have helped me answer so many questions I didn't even know I had.
Tony Clemendor
The face-to-face interactions with founders, the global connections I make on the forum, and the expertise others provide. The list goes on, but the basis is this; Founders Network brings in awesome people who add value.
Jeremy Almond
Founder of PayStand
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.

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Joanna Medin
Growth Chair
OntheMuV
 
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Marjan Panic
Chapter Director
Zucchabar, Inc
 
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Nipun Girotra
Membership Chair
1factory

Leadership Positions Closed

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 ;)
Alexandra Greenhill
Founder of Careteam
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!
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
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.
Lisa Shields
Founder of Fi Span

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

Upcoming events

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Partners

Morrison Foerster

How I Raised a $3.5M Seed Round Led by Steve Jurvetson in 30 Days

There is much more to effective networking than swapping business cards at cocktail parties and conferences. Particularly when it comes to fundraising, successful networking requires a methodical, even scientific approach. …

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Pitch Practice with Newfund Capital’s Henri Deshays

For Newfund Capital partner Henri Deshays, passion and commitment to solve a specific problem is the cornerstone of a potential early-stage investment. Deshays, who also co-founded Stanford’s StartX accelerator program …

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A Founder’s Guide to Technical Architecture with Subbu Balakrishnan

You don’t need to be a technical founder to drive smart decisions on your architecture. Subbu Balakrishnan, CTO at Apres and a longtime technologist, explains the fundamentals of architecture and …

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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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Reflections Following a $450M Acquisition: Two Things Giles Palmer Would Do Differently Next Time

After 13 years as CEO and Founder of Brandwatch, Giles Palmer reflects on what he would have done differently to grow his company. These reflections come on the heels of …

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The Secrets to SaaS Startup Success with Dave Lambert

Dave Lambert grew up in Colorado and moved to the Bay Area to attend Stanford. Right after college he started a computer hardware company which he ran for a decade. …

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Wattpad’s Allen Lau on Founding a Company with Global Ambitions

Wattpad was started by two immigrants, Ivan Yuen and Allen Lau, in Toronto, which is known to be the most diverse city in the world. As CEO & co-founder Allen …

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How to Turn a Sales Presentation into a Conversation

“My belief is a presentation should be a conversation, and the dominant force in that conversation is not what to say — it’s what to ask.”  This is Greg Winston’s strategy …

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Should You Outsource Your Product Development?

According to Alvaro Chacon, founder and CEO of the creative and technical digital agency Stateside, developing a long-term product development plan is important from the start. He recommends founders ask …

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