We believe it takes one to know one: Founders are the most qualified people to understand and help founders. That’s why we are building a worldwide network composed exclusively of founders. Every member is selected for being an actual founder/CEO of a real company, and for having the brains, guts, and heart to help – and get helped by – their fellow founders.
Every month, we hold structured, founders-only meetings where we take turns at addressing our most challenging business situations together. We share what we have learned from each other’s priceless experiences. We take the time to dig to the root and identify the right questions – before finding the right solutions and decisions. Together, we help each other in a non-judgmental environment that fosters unparalleled trust and collaboration.
The Founder Squad network spans all continents, with local chapters in dozens of cities worldwide. Members hold their monthly meetings in professional, confidential, fully-equipped conference rooms.
“Some experiences and issues that are discussed would probably cost a king's ransom in fee to obtain”
“It is amazing to have the focused attention of experienced fellow founders helping you address your business challenges”
“Other founders, experienced or new, help to think how to deal with our own issues”
“Good mix of people at different entrepreneurial stages. This makes the discussions varied and worthwhile”
“Many of us learn how to run a business as we build one. This makes other founders the best people to ask for advice and ideas. Founder Squad is awesome”
“Everyone always gives a hand to provide the best advice, solutions, resources to help founders achieve the biggest business challenges”
“An ideal opportunity to share views, experiences, thoughts on how to tackle many obstacles founders encounter”
“The collective experience and wisdom of the group is phenomenal”
“Meaningful for founders at every stage to get unique insights, which are hard to come by from your daily work or from casual meet-ups”
“It's totally different from a conference or a networking event”
“Being in a room with just founders is very powerful”
“This is the way you wished every entrepreneur conversation happened. It's focused, creative, and it goes down to the issues at the core”
“The most helpful business meetings I have attended in years”
All Founder Squad members are screened for their exceptional level of integrity, creativity, courage, and intention to positively change the world. If you would like to join us, you may apply here.
I am the founder of a bootstrapped business with no investors. Can I join?
Absolutely. We love founders who build sustainable businesses.
Does Founder Squad invest?
We don’t give founders a fish, which only feeds them for a day or two. Instead, we help founders to fish, and remain in control of their destiny.
Do I need to give shares to Founder Squad?
Equity is control. We respect founders too much to take a single share of their companies. Instead, we charge a reasonable monthly membership fee, which pushes us to deliver real value continuously.
I am a VC. Can I join?
Sorry, no. Founder Squad is a haven for founders only, so they may express themselves freely without additional pressure.
I am an angel investor. Can I join?
You may join ONLY if you are a founder of company that isn’t in the investing business, and you happen to invest personally on the side. On the other hand, if investing is your main business, sorry, you cannot join.
I might start a company in the future. Can I join now?
Sorry, no. Only founders who have made the jump to actually start a business are welcome.