“The most helpful business meetings I have attended in years”
“This is the way you wished every entrepreneur conversation happened. It's focused, creative, and it goes down to the issues at the core”
“Being in a room with just founders is very powerful”
“The most productive three hours each month for any entrepreneur”
“It's totally different from a conference or a networking party”
“This is a space where entrepreneurs see new light by asking brutal questions, giving honest answers, and sharing resources”
“Meaningful for entrepreneurs at every stage to get unique insights, which are hard to come by from your daily work or from casual meet-ups”
“The collective experience and wisdom of the group is simply amazing”
“An ideal opportunity to share views, experiences, thoughts on how to tackle many obstacles entrepreneurs encounter”
“Everyone in the group always gives a hand to provide the best advice, solutions, resources to help founders achieve the biggest business challenges”
“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”
“Good mix of people at different entrepreneurial stages. This makes the discussions varied and worthwhile”
“Other founders, experienced or new, help to think how to deal with our own issues”
“Greatest meetings I have participated in a long time! Lots of exchange of ideas, smart viewpoints, awesome people and expert guidance”
“Some experiences and issues that are discussed would probably cost a king's ransom in fee to obtain”
“The invited members give very dynamic considerations about the issues addressed”
“Founder Squad is the spa-and-massage for the entrepreneurial mind”
“It is amazing to have the focused attention of experienced fellow entrepreneurs helping you address your business challenges”
“The visions discussed in terms of prioritizing and go-to-market strategies are the stuff no founder can afford to miss”
“This is a great way to diagnose our problems and to improve our business direction and process”
“Members listen to our issues and give us the best suggestions they can. Really helpful meetings!”
“A great way to connect with other entrepreneurs and share our experiences”
“A rare space to stretch your business skills and broader your perspective with like-minded individuals”
“A real feeling of empowerment and trust. A regular resource for reflection, experience, and knowledge”
“Founder Squad is creating a Silicon Valley business spirit with actual humanity”
“A Squad Leader listens to everyone, and whenever necessary delivers an all important nudge to help push the conversation in the right direction”
“Founder Squad taps into the unselfish gene in all of us”
Running a business is tremendously challenging. All successful entrepreneurs surround themselves with exceptional professionals to help them accomplish their vision.
We believe the most qualified people to help founders, are other founders. Only entrepreneurs can understand, relate to, and fully help other entrepreneurs.
The way Founder Squad members get the best, real-world, peer support is by being in a safe, structured, understanding, non-biased, non-judgmental environment, free of any conflict of interest.
From marketing to sales, from financing to recruiting, from business-development to legal issues... Members of Founder Squad help each other deal with the most challenging situations they encounter as they run their businesses.
We hold structured meetings every month. Each meeting is facilitated by a Squad Leader, and gathers up to 15 people at a time in order to keep the discussions personalized, confidential and productive.
Each member comes with their most challenging questions to be tackled by the rest of the group. We dig to the root of every question. We address ambitious goals and objectives, and we also address difficult problems.
We take turns. By the end of each meeting, everyone got helped by everyone else.
All Founder Squad members are all active entrepreneurs who believe that peer-sharing is a key to lasting success. There aren't any investor, accountant, lawyer, or other service providers that would otherwise affect the sensitivity of the discussions and create potential conflicts of interest.
Diversity breeds strength. Collectively, Founder Squad members run companies of all sizes in all major industries: from startups to established corporations.
Senior founders bring unparalleled wisdom and experience. Junior founders bring invaluable out-of-the-box thinking, energy, and creativity.
Meetings take place in professional, full-equipped conference rooms. Currently, Founder Squad holds meetings in:
• San Francisco
• Paris • Barcelona • Tokyo
Over 50 more cities worldwide are currently being opened.
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.