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Apply to FounderPod

A community by founders, for founders.

Our application process has two steps:

Submit this 2-minute survey (powered by Savvi)

Initial the community guidelines sent via email

That's it! Click on the link above to get started.

We'll send you an email on the status of your application once both steps are complete.

Frequently Asked Questions


What’s the story behind FounderPod?  

FounderPod is a non-profit organization started in 2018 by Matt Roberts, Jeff Whitlock, and Brad Henderson. The goal of our group is to provide a support network to help fellow founders truly succeed. We are currently a 200+ member community and are continuing to grow. 


Who is admitted into FounderPod? 

To be accepted into FounderPod, you must be a founder currently working on your startup. Within FounderPod, we have various Slack communities and channels that each have their own requirements to join (i.e., a slack space exclusively for full-time founders and channels for specific industries/regions).


Does it cost money? 

No, it is 100% free to apply and join. 


Why is the FounderPod application done through Savvi? 

Our goal is to create a community where Founders can be vulnerable and share their authentic experience starting a company. To cultivate this kind of safe environment, we feel that two things are important: 

  1. All of our members are verified founders. There are no investors, VCs, or even employees you need to impress here. You can talk openly about your experiences as a founder- the good and the bad. 

  2. Adherence to our community guidelines. Be kind and supportive when interacting with others. 

Savvi's platform verifies founders and generates a copy of the community guidelines for applicants to initial. 


What is the information in the application survey used for?

  • It is used to verify your status as a founder. 

  • It tells us which Slack community / Slack channels we should invite you to join.  

  • It helps us plan relevant educational content based on your company stage and focus.

Still have questions? 

 Feel free to email We typically respond within 1 business day.