Startups are a Journey

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

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

Garage Stage

Scrappy, Customer Discovery, MVP, Cogent Story


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


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


Vouch Recruiting
Asks & Offers
Member Advantage

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


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


Asks & Offers
Peer Networking
Member Advantage

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Startup Haven Membership is Exclusively for:

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


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

Startup Haven’s GroundWork Workshops are just what I needed! As a member of Startup Haven I am constantly learning how to effectively run and scale my company. These workshops have enabled me to dive deeper.  In fact, I’ve already implemented some of the advice I received at the “Creating Cogent Milestones” workshop… making new plans, cutting costs, and focusing on revenue in a whole new way. If you’re serious about your startup, I highly recommend you get in on the ground floor of these highly-effective workshops.

Blair DeLaubenfels, Founder/CEO, Worlds Best Photos

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 naive view of startups.

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

Commitment to Founders
Members-only Events Hosted
Capital Raised by Members
Cost to Join
Spam Emails to Members
Wantrapreneur Members
Service Provider Members
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 a time on our calendar for a one-on-one chat with a member of the Startup Haven team using this link.