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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
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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Tony Clemendor
Regional Director
Exponent Advisors
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Donna Jensen-Madier

Membership Chair

Pin the Look, Inc
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Marjan Panic

Growth Chair

Zucchabar
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Nitin Pachisia

Ecosytem Advisor

Unshackled Ventures
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Vishal Singh

Regional Partner

Morrison Foerster

Leadership Positions Closed

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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

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Invest time in your network: How Scoop got to $46M

When it comes to listening to the market, Scoop co-founder Jonathan Sadow can teach you a thing or two. After experiencing the pains of carpooling himself, and meeting with enterprises …

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Winning Those First Big Enterprise Clients | Scott Coleman, Ignition Ventures

Scott Coleman has 20 years of working at the intersection of tech and finance under his belt— and his mission is to share that knowledge with his portfolio companies. Coleman …

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Why a Skype Founding Investor Won’t Invest in Your Startup

Howard Hartenbaum (General Partner, August Capital) was the founding investor in Skype, and a former member of their board of directors. The Midas List investor will be sitting down with …

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Mark diTargiani: Creating Trust in the Sales Process

  This article is part of the fnSummit Speaker Series. Every October, Founders Network members meet in Napa Valley for 3 days and 2 nights of programming, real fireside chats, break-out …

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Mentor: Jim Scheinman, Founder of Maven Ventures

Jim Scheinman The art of building billion dollar startups — sharing insights from his own experience with Bebo ($850M sale to AOL), Tango ($1B+ valuation) and NBCi ($6B IPO), Jim highlights some key …

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Founder and Author Ellie Rubin Talks Entrepreneurship Lessons and Conquering Fear at 16,000 Feet

Entrepreneur, author and speaker Ellie Rubin sits down with Founders Edge to discuss the biggest lessons she learned in building and selling Bulldog, an early leader in digital asset management …

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The Real Way to Approach a VC (And Be Successful)

Recently, Founders Edge had the pleasure of speaking with Nick Desai, the CEO and Co-founder of Los Angeles-based startup Heal. Heal specializes in primary care doctor house calls. Heal´s model …

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Announcing our New London Leadership Team

In our ever-increasing desire to collaborate with and unite global leaders in paving the way for startup success, Founders Network is proud to introduce our new London Leadership Team. We believe …

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Fundraising Strategies that Make Investors Love You

Silicon Valley startup investor SC Moatti is a product powerhouse. As managing partner at Mighty Capital, Moatti guides founders in AI, big data, analytics and personalized medicine towards successful exits. …

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Why Chicago Startups Should Stay in Chicago

When many people think of hotbeds for startup activity, their minds instinctively drift toward places like Silicon Valley and San Francisco. But on the other side of the country, Chicago …

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