In addition to the following guidelines, all posts on Founder to Founder Forum (F2F) must conform to the general Startup Haven Code of Conduct.
Keep it Relevant to Founders
- Be brief. Founders are busy. Don’t waist their time.
- If not highly relevant and valuable to founders, don’t post it.
- If it would be appropriate to post something in an open forum (i.e., Quora), then consider posting it there instead of F2F.
- F2F is private and confidential. Get explicit permission before sharing anything you see here.
- All content and conduct on F2F is expected to conform with the Startup Haven Code of Conduct.
NO Self Promotion
- Startup Haven and F2F is not a platform for building your personal brand. And, humble brags are really just brags.
- We are all happy that your kids volleyball team won the championship and that you had a great kitesurfing trip to South Africa, but F2F is not the place to share your photos.
NO Sales or Marketing
- If your product of service is of value to startups, do NOT use Startup Haven or F2F as a sales or marketing channel. Offering your product or service to members for free or at a ridiculously low cost is a fine idea. What counts as “ridiculously low?” Well, if you are not loosing money on it or if you have ever offered a lower cost or better terms to anyone else, ever, then it’s probably not “ridiculously low.” Do not treat Startup Haven members as “your market.”
NO Menial Labor
- Don’t ask busy founders for feedback on your new UI, for or to up-vote you on Product Hunt.
- Unless you’re asked AND then only if it’s highly relevant to founder success.
NO Politics, NO Religion
- You know the drill.