The Founder Summit™ (TFS) is the nation’s premier founder development conference for emerging startups.

WHAT IS THE FOUNDER SUMMIT?

The Founder Summit™ (TFS) is an invitation-based, 2-day founder development conference that provides a platform for 1200 top leaders of emerging startups from around the country to connect, support, celebrate and learn with and from each other, as a family.

 

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LEARN HOW TO GROW THROUGH GENERATING REVENUE

Lean on the specific domain expertise, experiences, resources and relationships of the mentors and other founders in the room

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STRICTLY BUSINESS, NO HACKATHONS AND NO CODING

For both traditional entrepreneurs running product, service and or brick and mortar location based businesses and online entrepreneurs alike, TFS focuses exclusively on the business of building a company that leverages technology to grow

TFS mentors have raised + generated over $415MM in their companies.

WHO SHOULD APPLY TO ATTEND TFS?

The Founder Summit is NOT a venture capital or investment focused conference.

TFS is for entrepreneurs focused on growing through generating revenue, and is not a fit for founders primarily focused on raising angel investment or venture capital as a prerequisite to launching their new business, or becoming profitable and scaling their existing business. TFS is an intense training, development and curated mentorship event focused on four specific groups of entrepreneurs:

 

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STARTER | < $100K REVENUE

Part-time or full-time in the business, and currently in idea phase, product development phase, or with a product or service in the market producing low to no revenue

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FOUNDER | > $100K REVENUE

Full-time in the business, with a small team, some early indicators of growth potential, and testing out different industries and verticals

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SCALING | > $1M REVENUE

Full-time in the business, expanding the team, and focused on blueprinting processes and creating systematic growth to scale the company

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TECH-ENABLED ENTREPRENEUR

Traditional entrepreneur with a physical product, a service-based business, and or brick and mortar locations, building a non-tech company. Tech Enabled = currently leveraging or seeking to learn how to leverage social media, apps and tech tools to cultivate and grow customer base online, and create internal systems to decrease the cost of doing business, increase efficiency, and increase revenue

JUMPpoint MentorMatch Sessions

At The Founder Summit, mentorship is mandatory. 

The goal is for everyone who attends The Founder Summit to leave the event linked on both ends, to mentors who can help them level up, as well as founders following in their footsteps.

We have coined “The JUMPpoint™” as the moment that an individual gets linked on both ends.

 

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LINKED ABOVE TO ONE OR MORE MENTORS

Connected with mentors at least one level above them who can share the specific strategies, tactics, resources and or relationships needed to break through to the next level

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LINKED BELOW TO OTHER FOUNDERS

Connected to another founder who is not quite as far along as they are, to whom they can share the resources and expertise needed in order for them to fill their spot as they move up to their next level in business

We have defined 6 unique levels for the official mentors we invite to participate in The Founder Summit, each vetted and qualified by a different set of criteria:

 

LEVEL 1:

Community Leader

LEVEL 2:

Tech Influencer

LEVEL 3:

Practitioner

LEVEL 4:

Master

LEVEL 5:

New Mogul

LEVEL 6:

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JUMPpoint MentorMatch sessions are 1 hour apiece, and happen in groups of 10 founders to each mentor. These sessions take place throughout the entire conference, and founders are assigned to specific mentors prior to arriving at The Founder Summit, based on the specific challenges they are dealing with, and the areas of expertise of each mentor.

 

FOUNDER CITY™ TRADE SHOW

Connect with press, consumers, investors, and potential community and corporate partners:

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WHERE NEW STARTUPS LAUNCH

100+ exciting new startups from around the country launching to the world

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WHERE GROWING STARTUPS PARTNER & SCALE

Existing 6-7 figure and above revenue generating companies showcasing their platforms, products and services

If you have interest in learning more about The Founder Summit, either as a potential attendee, exhibitor, sponsor, or volunteer, please register to attend an upcoming TFS webinar by clicking the button below.

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