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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

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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

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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

GTM: Where to Start and How to Get it Right with Kris Bondi

Prior to becoming CEO and Co-founder of Mimoto, an XDR cybersecurity company, Kris Bondi spent more than 20 years positioning technologies and companies. Her unique expertise has contributed to seven …

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Newfund’s Augustin Sayer Shares His Top Advice for Entrepreneurs

While Newfund is industry agnostic, there is one thing which all of the French companies Augustin Sayer chooses to work with have in common. There is an international reach baked …

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Creating a Culture of Alignment with Rishi Bhargava

With decades of experience in both product management and go-to-market, Rishi Bhargava, co-founder of Demisto, has much to share about how they intersect. He says that transparency between Demisto’s product …

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Founder Liquidity, A Simple Method With Michael Avent

For the last decade, Michael Avent has served as corporate counsel to up and coming startups in the technology and life sciences fields. He regularly aids these startups in negotiations …

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Return to Normal? How fn Members Feel About Getting Together at this Stage in the COVID Pandemic

Introducing Founders Network Research Insights We are pleased to share data from the first fn Research Insights report, an ongoing series of market research on topics of interest to our …

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