Before 6pm

Check the FounderCo Weekly Email to see who is mentoring for the night and sign-up to meet with particular mentors if you are planning on attending the meetup. RSVP to the meetup to let your fellow founders know you’ll be there!



6:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Arrive to the FounderCo meetup. Whether that’s a FounderCo hosted meetup or hosted by one of our partner organizations, we’ll always have the same process to check in. Sign-in with your email, grab a name-tag and group number, and check to see if there are any mentor meeting times available!

Education Session

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

This is when we help you learn how to be a founder because chances are that you’ve never been taught how to be a founder. Whether it’s a FounderCo team member teaching, a guest speaker, or a panel discussion, our goal is to have you learn in an interactive setting.

Mentor Meetings

7:10 PM - 8:00 PM

At each meetup, we bring in mentors to meet with you in 10 minute meetings. The goal isn’t to solve the problems you’re facing in your business. The goal is to allow for potential opportunities to occur. This means describing your business and problems in 2-3 minutes and then seeing what magic can happen. It might be a connection you’ve been needing or simply just an idea you haven’t thought about that is a brilliant idea.

7:10 PM - 8:00 PM

When you check in at a meetup, you’ll be given a number. This number is your group number for the Founder Networking Groups. These groups are typically groups of 5 founders which gives you each 10 minutes to work through anything you want on your business. A great way to start the discussion is by telling the group what your Happy/Crappies are. Happies being what’s going well and crappies being what’s not going well. The more authentic you are in these groups, the better the discussion will be. Remember, we’re all in this together!

Founder Networking Groups

After the meetup

Our goal at these meetups is for you to learn something new, meet someone new, and come away energized. If we were able to create a serendipitous moment too, mission accomplished. After the meetups are over, you can engage with the FounderCo community on Slack or become a Premium Member for more help.