FounderUp Builds Founders
So Founders Can Build the Future
We help founders develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to reduce their risk of failure and support them to create a lifetime of impact.
The FounderUp Difference
FounderUp helps founders build a lifetime of value –
not just a single venture.
The founder journey is a long one. And rarely defined by a single venture.The FounderUp mission is to serve as your trusted guide throughout your founder journey. Through failure, acquisition, or IPO, we are in your corner to help you create a lifetime of value.With 30+ years of startup experience between us, we curate transformational experiences that prepare founders to meet challenges head-on and with a cadre of trusted supporters who've got your back.We curate collaborative learning experiences to help founders elevate your skills, sharpen your instincts, and build unshakable confidence in yourself.
For the Life of the Founder
We support you throughout your journey as a founder – so we can help you can deliver a lifetime of value, not just build a single venture.
Be part of an interactive group of trusted fellow founders to experience invaluable support, camaraderie, and connection throughout your founder journey.
Guided by Experts
Every cohort is guided by a team of experienced startup experts to ensure maximum learning, collaboration, and development.
Curated by Experience
We curate cohorts by founder experience rather than venture stage so you're matched with founders at your level and can evolve together.
Founders Before Ventures
FounderUp helps you develop your greatest and most lasting resource as a founder – yourself. You'll learn skills and strategies specific to your business, but also to your ability to add value and lead in all areas of your life.
Driven by Case Stories
There exist few case studies of early-stage startups, the challenges they face, and the methods they employ to evaluate and decide on the right path toward progress. We emphasize creating and sharing the largest library of startup case studies.
Experience a New Kind of Founder Journey
What is FounderUp anyway?
We are building community, training programs, and support resources for founders.But first, FounderUp is a philosophy – about why founder development matters more to your ability to add value to the world than any other work you can undertake.Here are the Four Pillars of the FounderUp Philosophy
Developing yourself as a founder has the only guaranteed return on your long-term entrepreneurial investment.
Feel and Function
Sharpening your instincts as a founder is as important as sharpening your skills.
Together You Go Far and Fast
Collective collaboration and connection help founders accelerate growth and minimize founder loneliness.
Take of Control What You Can
A founder only has complete control over one part of their business – themselves. Their growth must take priority.
FounderUp Launches Soon
Want to experience a new kind of founder journey? Join the Waitlist.You'll be the first to be invited to apply for FounderUp's first cohort.