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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.


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.

Collective Capital Raised
Avg Funding
Global FN Network
Serial Entrepreneurs
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.


Marjan Panic

Chapter Director

Zucchabar, Inc

Joanna Medin

Growth Chair


Donna Jensen-Madier

Membership Chair

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Nitin Pachisia

Ecosytem Advisor


Leadership Positions Closed


Local Events
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

Global Conferences

Upcoming events

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Past events

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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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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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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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Leadership in a Downturn with Marqeta Founder Jason Gardner

Marqeta founder and CEO Jason Gardner discusses what founders and executives need to do in a recession, and how to make sure your startup emerges stronger on the other side. …

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Mastering SaaS Metrics: A Founders Network Panel

A panel of SaaS founders and investors weigh in on the key metrics you must understand at various stages of the customer acquisition funnel. Software-as-a-service startups have the advantage of …

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Starting Up in Mexico with Deborah Dana

As the second-largest market in Latin America, Mexico is a critical market for startup founders to understand. Canasta Rosa founder Deborah Dana shares her advice for navigating the booming Mexican …

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Reopening for Business Post-COVID

A Founders Network panel shares practical tips on reopening your workplace after COVID-19 lockdown, managing and securing the right talent, and preparing your startup for a post-pandemic revival. Pandemics may …

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