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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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Global
Conferences

Partners

Morrison Foerster

Building a Team Early On: Bandwagon Founder Harold Hughes Shares Key Tips

There is so much unpredictability that goes along with the startup journey, especially in the beginning stages, but Howard Hughes cautions about how important it is to create consistency in …

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Report on Which Financial Software and Firms Startups Are Using

A founder trying to grow a company can get bogged down in operational decisions, such as which software and service providers the company should use and when to invest in …

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Sara Deshpande from Maven VC’s criteria for funding startups

Sara Deshpande, Partner at Maven Ventures, became the company’s first employee in 2014. Since that time, she has been part of over 30 investments, and nine exits. These have included …

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How to Pitch a Non-Silicon Valley Investor

According to a 2021 US Venture Capital Outlook report from Pitchbook, funding analysts expect that the Bay Area will fall below 20% of U.S. deals for the first time this …

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Keeping More of the Money You’ve Made Along the Way: A Wealth Management Panel

Wade Pitts’ philosophy on taxes is pretty straightforward: “paying what’s appropriate is patriotic, paying more than your fair share is not.” However, what’s not as straightforward is determining what precisely …

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