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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.


Mentorship from select  Vancouver founders

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

Collective Capital Raised
Avg Funding
Global FN Network
Serial Entrepreneurs
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 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.


Ellie Rubin

Chapter Director

Bulldog Software

John Chan

Membership Chair

2x & Dayboard

Alexandra Greenhill

Ecosystem Advisor

Careteam Technologies

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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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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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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5 Founders Network Entrepreneurs Featured on Ready to Rocket’s List of Emerging Companies

Ready to Rocket, a business recognition program for British Columbia’s technology industry that showcases the “Revenue Growth Leaders of Tomorrow,” featured 5 members of our Vancouver chapter on their list …

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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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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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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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