Mentor the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Join the world's largest startup advisory network.

Join the world's largest startup advisory network, and mentor alongside top experts like...

Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis

Launch
Eric Reis

Eric Reis

Lean Startup
Gina Bianchini

Gina Bianchini

Mightybell
Phil Libin

Phil Libin

Evernote

Benefits of Mentorship

Go beyond simply "giving back" to your startup community

Network with other startup thought leaders
Join exclusive events such as our Venture Trailblazers and FounderX series
Increase your brand presence locally and globally

Mentors typically spend a few hours per month working with the local program, but the total time commitment is flexible and at your discretion.

How Mentors Support our Programs

Our Mentors help in several ways:

Provide Office Hours to Founders

Meet one-on-one with founders and offer advice, connections, and feedback

Present during our Sessions

Give impactful presentations on our weekly Growth Sprint topic

Critique Founder pitches

Provide critical feedback on Founder pitches

Participate in Events

Sit on panel events and attend local networking events

Refer Founders

Create a stronger startup ecosystem when local founders participate in our program

Mentor Compensation

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.

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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.


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