Betaworks has spent over 10 years funding or incubating companies (like Giphy, Dots, Bit.ly and Chartbeat) developing a sizable network of builders, investors, and technologists. With Studios, we are growing this community even more. Are you our next member?
We launched Studios in May 2018 with the idea that building something great requires collaboration. We’re here to learn and teach. Great ideas may come from within but they come alive when made together.
Under normal circumstances founders need ways to meet and 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. Studios is entirely virtual for now and we're launching new products to meet this need.
We're a new kind of community, where a vast network of accomplished builders are supported by a physical space and online connections. Our members contain multitudes. They aren’t just tech founders, investors, engineers, designers —most of us are doing many things and are a combination of identities. We are CEOs and CTOs, builders and storytellers, optimists, activists, and futurists.
Building something great is a lonely job.
We’re here to learn and teach and support each other. Great ideas may come from within but they come alive when made together.
Humans are different and diversity is the strength of a community.
Tech should be a reflection of your needs but also your dreams, hopes, quirks, insecurities, fears and aspirations. Creating a safe and diverse community is part of our core.
Technology and entrepreneurship are reshaping the world.
It’s clear now that technology is both the problem and the answer. How can we build better?
We all need a support system
We exist to help you feed your curiosity, challenge the status quo, and build your next big thing. It's not just about networking, it's about getting introduced to the right people with the right experience and expertise to support and advise you—and each other.
"As an early-stage startup founder, I joined Betaworks Studios to find access to a community of fellow builders and makers. It’s been such a vibrant haven to take meetings, explore talks, and meet other members in person. Through the connections I’ve made here, I’ve met a handful of fellow founders and mentors that have been invaluable resources as we continue to grow our company."
—Madelin Woods, CEO and Founder, Walden
"The programming at Betaworks Studios is next level. Exposure to the inside track/minds of the tech industry’s leaders. I am a cynical mofo, but it is truly unparalleled versus any other kind of member's club or co-working space."
—Jules Ehrhardt, First Human, FKTRY
"Betaworks Studios takes care of me so I can focus on taking care of my business. Everything from the space, programming and "builder energy" to the programming in the community inspires me every day and contributes to the way I build my early-stage company. Plus, their team gives amazing individual attention to each member and makes sure we are connected to the right people in the space to help move our ideas forward."
—Danielle Letayf, Founder, Badassery
"Studios is unlike any other place because it’s a club of thinkers and builders that are genuinely invested in helping others succeed. I’ve been blown away by people’s willingness to offer time, advice, and make intros. Studios members have personally helped me build my business by connecting with people who can do everything from build data models to pitch decks."
—Ambika Nigam, Founder and CEO of Zeit
Betaworks Studios membership is a new kind of community, where a vast network of accomplished builders are supported by a physical space and online connections. Our members contain multitudes. They aren’t just tech founders, investors, engineers, designers —most of us are doing many things and are a combination of identities. We are CEOs and CTOs, builders and storytellers, optimists, activists, and futurists.