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Vancouver Startup Mentor Programs

The startup scene in Vancouver has taken over the historic area of Gastown. With almost 40% of the downtown real estate being taken over by tech companies, the city is literally being consumed by the movement. Startup Genome’s Report (2018) has named Vancouver the #15 startup ecosystem in the world. With Canada’s supportive immigration policy and its recent rise on the startup list, Vancouver has earned the title Silicon Valley North.

Founders Network’s mission in Vancouver is connecting its Founders and startups with a global support network. Based in Silicon Valley, Founders Network provides Vancouver the ability to access resources only available in the tech capital of the world. We’re a mentorship program that stands behind our Vancouver members.

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Mentorship from select Vancouver founders

Request Invite to Join Our Month Cohort!
Gain Access To:
Vancouver Founders Network
Vancouver
  • 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 Vancouver 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’ve really enjoyed becoming a member of Founders Network. Members are not only helpful, but eager to help their fellow founders. It’s not just a place where you can go and receive help and advice, but is an opportunity for seasoned founders to give back to fledging founders in a meaningful way that has real impact.

Mischa Steiner
Founder of Awesense

As a later stage FN’er, I was able to receive very valuable feedback on business strategy from a top investor outside of a pitching context. Provided the investor’s guidance, and the support of the FN team, I’m making decisions more objectively and have a more defined product.

Louis-Victor Jadavji
Founder of LocoNoco

I love how the Network encourages me. It inspires me hearing what other founders are doing. And I like how the forum content is organized. I find with slack or other network groups, it’s hard to follow everything that’s happening. FN does a great job of keeping the wealth of information on the platform easily accessible.

Colleen Sweet
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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Alexandra Greenhill
Regional Director
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Leadership Positions Available

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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

Sponsors

How Hardware Startups Should Address Early Stage Momentum

Mark Rabin has been a member of Founders Network since January 2018. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our Vancouver Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Mark and over 600 fellow Tech …

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How to Scale Without Overspending on Marketing

Claude Schneider has been a member of Founders Network since January 2018. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our Vancouver Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Claude and over 600 fellow …

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Why Vancouver Founders Need a Global Network to Achieve Success: Liz Dickinson, Founder of PaiHealth

In 2017, Vancouver was ranked the best city in the world for startups. Over the last decade, the startup scene has exploded in Canada’s third largest city, boasting household names …

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Spotlight Vancouver: First Ask, How Can I Help?

A three-hours drive from Seattle, a three-hour flight from San Francisco, Vancouver is regarded as the “lifestyle” pick among Canada’s tech hubs – housing prices are high, but its location …

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Your Pitch Deck Is Done, But Is It Ready for Prime Time?

Tony Clemendor has been a member of Founders Network since January 2013. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our Silicon Valley Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Tony and over 600 …

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A Founders Guide to Startup Financial Modeling

Jacob Loveless has been a member of Founders Network since June 2018. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our Los Angeles Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Jacob and over …

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How to Create a Pitch Deck in One Day

Sameer Gupta has been a member of Founders Network since May 2012. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our Los Angeles Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Sameer and over 600 …

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How Hardware Startups Should Address Early Stage Momentum

Mark Rabin has been a member of Founders Network since January 2018. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our Vancouver Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Mark and over 600 fellow Tech …

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Why Specificity is Key to a Founder’s Success

Chris Barley has been a member of Founders Network since May 2017. He’s also been a prominent FN member in our London Chapter. To receive peer mentorship from Chris and over 600 …

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