Once upon a time, back in 2015 – when we were still Tech City UK and Tech North – in the North of England, there was born an early-stage tech startup programme called Founders’ Network. Founders’ Network was, well, what it sounds like, a network of founders, raised by the Tech North team. The early-stage programme connected founders across the North of England to help each other stand up, scale up, get support along the way. It was such a great success that we were determined to scale up ourselves, and to one day bring Founders’ Network to the whole of the UK. This is that day.
The network effect
We believe the best way to start, launch and grow a business is through the power of networks and learning from those who have been there, done it and got the t-shirt.
After successfully connecting founders from Liverpool to Newcastle, and everywhere in between, we’re now rolling the new (and improved) Founders’ Network programme out across the UK, to create a national support network for early stage tech founders to learn from each other and grow their startups together.
So what does it involve?
Ask any seasoned entrepreneur and they’ll vouch for the power of their networks. Founders’ Network is designed to help you meet like-minded entrepreneurs both in your city and throughout the UK. We do this through local, monthly meet-ups and our national founders’ Slack community.
Oh, and it’s completely free. You’ll pay zero, zilch, nada.
Who’s it for exactly?
We’re looking for tech startup founders from across the UK, from Lands End to John O’Groats, and everywhere in between. We do have some qualifying criteria though…– Have an MVP/ working product
– A digital tech business with a product or service to sell*
– Your business must be incorporated
(Please note, Founders’ Network is not open to consultancies)
It’s time to join the UK’s leading network of tech founders, share experiences, learn from the best and take your business to the next level.