fnMentoring functions accelerate your startup and expand your high-tech network through mentoring sessions with founders and featured guest experts. Functions are free to members but require your RSVP. If you are not a member you can apply here. Next week’s featured guest will be:
Name: Ben Parr
Background: Ben Parr is a respected technology entrepreneur, investor and journalist. Parr is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of #DOMINATEFUND, an early-stage venture capital firm that helps startups get attention for their products by 1) connecting startups with celebs and influencers and 2) coaching startups on how to deal with media and the press, user acquisition strategies, and how to navigate Hollywood.
In addition to #DOMINATEFUND, Parr is also a Columnist & Commentator for the popular technology news website CNET, where he opines on technology and entrepreneurship. He is currently writing his first book, due in 2014 from Riverhead, an imprint of Penguin. Previously, Parr was the Co-Editor and Editor-at-Large of Mashable, where he wrote more than 2,400 articles on social media and technology, managed Mashable’s editorial team, and interviewed everyone from Ashton Kutcher to Mark Zuckerberg.
Company: #DominateFund is a seed-stage venture capital firm that helps startups get attention for their products by:
1) Connecting startups with celebs and influencers .
2) Coaching startups on how to deal with media and the press, user and customer acquisition strategies, and how to navigate Hollywood.
3) Teaching startups how to build viral products.
They are strategic investors with a unique value proposition, deep rolodexes and quality deal flow.
fnMentoring is on Wednesday, September 18th beginning at 10:30 am. RSVP here to participate in this event.
Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.