Washington DC Startup Community, Mentorship and Events

Founders Network wants to help write more success stories in the Washington DC startup ecosystem. Based in Silicon Valley, Founders Network is a globally connected community of passionate Founders looking to help each other. As DC’s Founders find their fit next to the traditional nature of D.C., they can always find a helping hand as a member of Founders Network.

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Learn, Network, and Engage with entrepreneurs in Washington DC

The startup culture in Washington D.C. has a unique feel being in the Nation’s Capital. Surrounded by politics, startups still made for 4 out of every 100 new businesses surfacing in the city according to the D.C. Policy Center. Local startup incubator 1776 has provided a place for local entrepreneurs and also showcased the potential growth and success that can come from the local area. Washington D.C. is an excellent choice for new startups.

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Founders Network is based in San Francisco, just 45 minutes north of the valley and was built with the Silicon Valley startup founder in mind. At Founders Network, we know that a robust network of other founders is an essential part of any successful tech founder’s startup playbook. Our mentorship program is designed to support our members throughout their startup journey and accelerate their success.

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Peer mentorship program with fellow tech

Instantly connect with peers in Silicon Valley who can help you solve problems and reduce trial and error.

Global, stage and local founder forums

Answer your questions quickly with experience-based insights from founders who have been there.

Pitch practice with tier 1 VCs

Hone your pitch with top-tier VC feedback and increase your chances of securing funding.

Proactive support and introductions from staff

Make meaningful connections with partners and investors via warm intros from our staff.

Biannual global conferences

Come together with startup founders, investors, and industry experts for in-person networking and insights on the latest trends.

Accelerator grade discounts

Access discounts on essential services for startups, including accounting and software tools, to save money and accelerate growth.

Exclusive local Founders Network events

Attend exclusive events with authentic founders who understand what you're going through.

Our Washington DC Startup Community's Local Leadership Team

Our local leadership team consists of a dedicated group of Washington DC-based founders who volunteer their time and expertise to support the growth and success of the chapter.

Founders Network Global Stats

$5B+

COLLECTIVELY RAISED

$1.1M

Average Funding

600+

Tech Founders

55%

SERIAL ENTREPRENEURS

4.6

STARTUPS PER MEMBER

100+

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Our membership committee

will extend an invitation if we're a good fit for each other
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600+ startup founders

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