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Toronto Startup Mentor Programs

The startup scene in Toronto is just apart of the overall tech corridor that extends from the city to Waterloo. Known for being the most immigrant-friendly city in the world, Toronto’s startup scene is bold in its ability to go international for resources and has no worries about attracting world-class talent. Ranked by the Startup Genome Project (2017), as one of the top 20 strongest ecosystems in the world, Toronto is an excellent place to launch your startup.

Founders Network compliments Toronto’s international views by providing startup Founders access to a global community of its peers, investors, and mentors. We’re a mentorship program that supports local tech ecosystems and facilitates the growth of Toronto’s Founders Network members.


Mentorship from select Toronto founders

Request Invite to Join Our Month Cohort!
Gain Access To:
London Founders Network
  • 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 Toronto Founders with each other and the Founders Network community.

Collective Capital Raised
Avg Funding
Global FN Network
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 really like the intimate format of FN’s Toronto Chapter events. They allow you to go deeper with some really interesting founders. Combined with access to the global network on FN’s platform, really complement the local Toronto ecosystem nicely.

Yoav Schwartz
Co-Founder of Uberflip

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
Notable Members
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.

Daniel Handiaz

Regional Director


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Leadership Positions Available


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

Past events

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Uberflip Founder Yoav Schwartz on Building a Startup in Toronto

While the location of your startup does not equal success (after all, 95% of startups fail) there are a number of ingredients that if combined, can make certain cities preferable …

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From $0 to Your First Startup Funding

Melissa Kargiannakis has been a member of Founders Network since February 2018. She’s also been a prominent FN member in our Toronto chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Melissa and …

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Presenting to VCs and Angel Investors with Nancy Hayes

Angel investor and management consultant Nancy Hayes shares her formula for a compelling presentation, including pitch deck tips, common pitfalls to avoid, and insights on how you’ll be evaluated.  For …

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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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