The premiere online network for entrepreneurs, advisors, and co-founders

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  • "I recommend FounderDating to all my friends who want to start companies. I've met quality entrepreneurs, made some great friends in the industry, and now started a company with one of those friends."
    Cyrus Karbassiyoon
    Cofounder, CycleIO
    Engineer, SocialShield
  • "It's amazing to have a site where you can go and connect with other people that you know are high quality and ready to start something."
    Ian Shafer
    Cofounder, Yabbly
    Engineer, Amazon
  • "The FounderDating network itself will help you refine your ideas and thinking."
    Bhavin Shah
    Cofounder, Refresh
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Why join FounderDating

Entrepreneurs need a place they can go to connect with world-class advisors, potential cofounders and fellow entrepreneurs to discuss topics ranging from advisor and cofounder equity to crowdfunding pros and cons.

High Caliber

Members are carefully screened to ensure high quality. The network includes founders and early employees from both startups and industry giants, including: Apple, Gigwalk, Google, Sendgrid, Gilt, Citi & Dropbox

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Balanced

From software and mechanical engineering to design and business development, members represent a variety of key skill sets but the FD Cofounder network is made up of 50% engineers. While the advisor networks spans expert areas from growth hacking to ecommerce to social media.

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Broad Reach

FounderDating is the online network by and for entrepreneurs. Communicate and connect with amazingly talented entrepreneurs and advisors in your city and beyond 1:1 or through FD:Discuss. Think of it as LinkedIn for entrepreneurs.

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Who is a member

Entrepreneurs, advisors and aspiring entrepreneurs (looking for cofounders) are all part of the network.
Member identities in the cofounder network (invite-only) are only visible to other members, but here are a few real examples.
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Hubspot
Product Marketing
Google

Founder
Staff'n
Interaction Designer
HomeAway
VP Engineering
Bebo/AOL

Stanford
Computer Science
Warning : Founders may be even more awesome than they appear.

How it works

1. You Apply

Talented professionals ready to start a company or side project, find advisors or be an advisor to other entrepreneurs join.

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2. We Screen

Applicants are carefully screened to maintain quality and balance by skill set (50% engineers).

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3. You Connect

Members connect with other talented entrepreneurs and advisors online either 1:1 or through FounderDating Discuss.

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Where is the network

Deadlines and dates

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Several times a year, we also hold offline Kickoffs (in select cities) for the Cofounder Network. It’s a way for new members to meet and get introduced to the FounderDating community and values. There are deadlines by which to apply in order to be included in an upcoming Kickoff.

Remember Kickoffs are just an introduction, online is where it’s at. Find your city for the dates and deadlines.


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