Join the world's largest startup advisory network.
Go beyond simply "giving back" to your startup community
Mentors typically spend a few hours per month working with the local program, but the total time commitment is flexible and at your discretion.
Our Mentors help in several ways:
Meet one-on-one with founders and offer advice, connections, and feedback
Give impactful presentations on our weekly Growth Sprint topic
Provide critical feedback on Founder pitches
Sit on panel events and attend local networking events
Create a stronger startup ecosystem when local founders participate in our program
Mentors join our Equity Collective, where they participate in our alumni's success. After successfully mentoring for your local chapter, you are invited to mentor other world chapters, where you can participate in the success of those programs as well.Learn More
Founder Institute highlights the top mentors devoting time and energy to make an impact on the next generation of startups. View our recent Nominees and Winners.
The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,500 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 95 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.