"Under normal circumstances founders need ways to share the challenges of entrepreneurship with other founders ~ today isn’t normal. With the sudden onslaught of COVID-related challenges, more than ever, founders need peer support.
Today we are launching a product to meet this need."
- John Borthwick
Each 8-person cohort will provide intimate and confidential support for founders as they navigate running a startup during this crisis.
Circle cohorts meet virtually once a week for 1 hour, so you don’t have to be in NYC to participate, and applications are open to all (not just Studios members).
We will build the first few cohorts on a rolling basis, as applications come in, and will accept applications until April 13, or until all of the spots are filled.
Each curated group of seven participants is led by an experienced entrepreneur. Many of them are founders of our portfolio companies.
Former VC, WeWork
Executive, Beats by Dre/Apple
Founder, RDF° Report
Past founder, Firefly, Accelerator Group, Daylife
Director of Product Engineering, Pinterest
Former CEO, Instapaper
Former CEO, Bitly
CEO & Founder, Hello Walden
Former Head of Product & Engineering, Betaworks Studios
Former Executive, Viacom
General Manager, WeTransfer
CEO & Co-Founder, FiftyThree (makers of Paper)
Director, YouTube Spaces
COO, Next New Networks
Head of Product, NurseFly
Advisor, YC Startup School
VP Product, IAC
Former CEO, Bloglovin'
Former CEO & Founder, Daro
Former CEO, Salon Media Group
Founder Coach & Angel Investor
Visiting Professor NYU
Former Microsoft Executive
Co-Founder & General Partner, BBG Ventures
Founder, BUILT BY GIRLS
Former Chief of Staff, AOL Brand Group
Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
Advisor and Investor