Startups are a Journey
(Usually, a ridiculously hard journey.)

As startups (and founders) evolve, their needs change. Finding the right kind of help at each stage is critical.

Startup Haven brings venture-scale founders, execs and investors at every stage together to help.

Garage Stage

Scrappy, Customer Discovery, MVP, Cogent Story

Programs

Asks & Offers
Peer Networking
Investor Match
Member Advantage

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Seed Stage

Product/Market Fit, Angel Investors, Team, Conserve Runway, Tell a Cogent Story

Programs

GroundWork Accelerator
Asks & Offers
Peer Networking
Investor Match
Member Advantage.

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Series Stage

Institutional Funding, Recruiting, Partnerships, No Time... for Anything, Growth, Growth, Growth

Programs

Vouch Recruiting
Asks & Offers
Member Advantage

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Exited

What's Next, Investing, Give Back, Private Island

Programs

Trajectory Club
Investor Match
Member Advantage

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It Happens

Lessons Learned, Recover, Rebuild, Find a Co-Founder, Join a Startup, Give Back

Programs

Asks & Offers
Peer Networking
Member Advantage

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We won’t sugar coat it.

The life of a startup is constantly moving between extremes. We’ll meet you in the middle.

The naive view of startups.The realist view of startups.
You Can’t Buy Your Way In
(And not just because it’s free to join Startup Haven.)

Here’s the thing….

There are lots of great ways for small business owners, lawyers, bankers, recruiters, inventors, hackers, advisors, employee-number-one’s, consultants, marketers, and groupies to engage in the startup ecosystem.
This isn’t one of them.

Startup Haven Membership is Exclusively for:

Venture-scale
Startup Founders

  • Serious.
  • Full-time.
  • Some traction.
  • Willing to help others.

C-Level Execs
of Startups

  • “C” Level only.
  • Not VP, not Director, not “Head of”.
  • Founder must already be a member.
  • Willing to help others.
Angel & Institutional

Investors

  • Venture-scale startup investors only.
  • Actively seeking next startup investment.
  • Willing to provide a founder reference.
  • Willing to help others.

Startup Haven members include 100’s of alumni from
most of the top accelerator programs in the country.

Startup Haven is a great community where I am able to meet investors and fellow entrepreneurs. I’ve made valuable connections through Startup Haven and Bob has been extremely helpful to us.

As a founder, I am deliberate about events I attend. I pass on most other events, but would rarely skip a Startup Poker 2.0 night. I find myself checking multiple times to make sure I have it on my calendar — that’s how much it means to me — and I don’t even play poker!

Amela Kovacevic, Founder/CEO, EatHub

Startup Haven has been a perfect way for me to meet startup founders and angel investors. I’ve been impressed with the support and camaraderie that takes place among this dynamic group of founders and funders.

Nellie Fujii Anderson, Angel Investor, Pipeline Angels

What is wonderful about Startup Haven – and why I never miss when I am in town – is that you have so incredibly much talent and experience in the room. Seed investors asking for flow, seasoned C-level players offering experience and advice, support when things don’t go well and always folks giving. It’s a place I can learn what I need to know and share what others need when I have it. It’s not just another “networking event” – good things happen.

Erik Jansen, Angel Investor

Our partners, and members, are offering you their very best.

(No, seriously… their VERY best.)

And so many more to come…

Startup Haven: By the Numbers

0
Founded
0%
Commitment to Founders
0
Members
0
Members-only Events Hosted
$0
Capital Raised by Members
$0
Cost to Join
357%
Spam Emails to Members
0%
Wantrapreneur Members
0%
Service Provider Members
0%
Romantic Notions about Startups

How to Join Startup Haven

Step 1: Determine if you are qualified.

If you have venture funding or revenue, then one of these must be true:

  • Raised an angel round of $250k or more.
  • Raised a VC round of $1M or more.
  • You have revenue greater than $500k.

If you have NOT raised venture funding, then at least three of these must be true:

  • Six months as a full-time founder.
  • You have a full-time co-founder.
  • You have a live product or advanced MVP.
  • You have initial revenue.
  • You have scaling user growth.

If you are an investor, then all of these must be true:

  • You are proactively seeking your next venture-scale startup investment.
  • You are willing to provide a reference to a founder whom you have invested in.

Step 2: Submit a membership application.

Step 3: Schedule your orientation call.

This is simple and only takes about 10 minutes. It’s important that you understand what you’re joining and so about half of those minutes will be spent reading. Our membership criteria are aimed at only one thing — make sure everyone in the room can give and receive the kind of help that venture-scale startups need.

Startup Haven is a membership organization for venture-scale founders and investors. Our only mission is to make sure that Startup Haven is valuable to you. To do that, we need to know what we can do to help and you need to know how to use Startup Haven to get help. A brief orientation is the best way we’ve found to make sure that happens.

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Still not sure?

We get that. If you think you’re qualified for membership but still not sure if Startup Haven is right for you, please feel free to send us an email at [email protected] or grab 15 minutes on my personal calendar for a brief, one-on-one chat.