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Washington DC Startups
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Washington DC Startup Mentor Programs

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.

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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Mentorship from select Washington DC founders

Request Invite to Join Our Month Cohort!
Gain Access To:
Boston Founders Network
Washington DC
  • 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

Request Invitation
Founders Network Global Stats

Connecting Washington DC Founders with each other and the Founders Network community.

$1B+
Collective Capital Raised
$1.1M
Average Funding
600+
Global Founders
55%
Serial Entrepreneurs
100+
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’m a very technical person. Not big on the business side of things. Thanks to Founders Network, I’ve received valuable, actionable business advice from both founders and investors alike.

Linden Tibbets
Founder of IFTTT

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 Match.com

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.

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Tony Ma
Membership Chair
Benten Technologies
 
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Anil Karmel
Chapter Director
C2 Labs, Inc.
 
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Barbara A. Buchanan
Growth Chair
MediaVax.ai

Leadership Positions Available

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.

Events

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Interactive
Webinars
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Private VC Office Hours
  • Founder Thought Leadership

  • Trending Tech Topic Panels

  • Pitch Practice Featuring Tier 1 VC’s

  • Private Office Hours With Tier 1 VC’s

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Conferences

Partners

Pitching Your Enterprise Software Startup with Lightspeed’s Nnamdi Iregbulem

A self-taught programmer turned venture capitalist, Nnamdi Iregbulem, who specializes in enterprise software, loves to dive into the guts of what makes a product work. Parsing out the technical details …

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Is Your Startup Venture-Scale?

According to B2B investor Arjun Chopra, not every startup is venture-scale. He explains what makes a venture-scale startup and why a solid founder-market fit is so important. “We’re in the …

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Failing for Success with fn Lifetime Member and Tripwire Interactive Co-Founder Alan Wilson

Failure is the part we hate talking about — but it’s a critical component of success. When Alan Wilson, co-founder of gaming company, Tripwire Interactive, was unable to get venture …

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6 Questions for Every Early Stage Startup w/ Beth Devin of HearstLab

If you’re a startup founder preparing for a growth spurt, you may not be as ready for scale as you think you are. There’s a simple model you can use …

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Why Founders Need to Make an Early Investment in Coaching with GoCoach’s Jeff Walsh and Rebecca Taylor

As founder, you may have advisors or mentors to turn to for help in solving specific business problems. But those figures, while important, may not be able to help you …

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