Joining Startup Haven at /Level 1 has been free since 2006. The /Level 2 premium membership is intended to add ‘no-brainer’ value to members who can benefit from more engagement with our community and our partners. Whatever works best for you… we’re here to help.
Note: $399 is the introductory price for /Level 2 membership. The first 100 members who sign up for /Level 2 membership will receive a 2-year pricing guarantee.
/Level 1 (Free)
As a Level 1 member, you’ll have access to all of our core programs and events, including Founders Dinner, Startup Poker 2.0, GroundWork Accelerator, Vouch Recruiting, Investor Match and more.
/Level 2 ($399/year)
As a /Level 2 member, you will gain access to exclusive events, programming and opportunities that take the value of Startup Haven membership to the next level.
/Level 1 is not a compromise. As /Level 1 you are a full-fledged Startup Haven member and the benefits of /Level 1 membership are intended to provide extraordinary value.
Basic Member Kit
/Level 1 members recieve a personalized welcome email and the offer of a brief introductory phone call with Startup Haven’s founder.
Premium Member Kit
Yeah, it’s technically swag. But, like everything else we do, it’s good stuff.
/Level 1 Member Advantage
Startup Haven negotiates with select partners to bring exclusive and/or best-in-class benefits for our members. We don’t use the terms “exclusive” and “best-in-class” loosely — if an offer is available publicly then we won’t make it part of the program. Many of our partners provide Startup Haven members with the same (or even better) offers they make available to top-tier accelerator program and VC portfolio companies. So you don’t have to worry about whether you can simply google a similar or better deal.
While /Level 1 members are eligible for some very good Member Advantage opportunities, many of the very best deals are only available to /Level 2 members.
/Level 2 Member Advantage
/Level 2 members are eligible for the most valuable Member Advantage program partner offers. In most cases, taking advantage of just one of these offers will more than recoup your /Level 2 dues.
/Level 1 Member to Member
With more than 2,000 members representing more than 1,000 member companies, the Startup Haven ecosystem provides an ideal marketplace for startups to help other startups by offering special deals on their company’s products and services to other members.
/Level 2 Member to Member
Most member offers available to all Startup Haven members. However, in cases where members need to limit availability of their offer or in cases where fulfillment is complicated, Startup Haven takes on the overhead of managing access to these special offers. /Level 2 members get priority access to the offers.
Core Events & Programs
Since 2006, Startup Haven’s core programs and events have provided venture-scale founders and investors unparalleled opportunities to forge lasting and valuable relationships among peers. These core events and programs are available to all Startup Haven members.
You’ve got to eat… and we’re buying. You’ve never been to a founders dinner like this before. As with virtually all of Startup Haven’s events, Founders Dinner is by invitation only… and only members are invited. We also host an open bar and our no-pizza rule means you’ll likely enjoy the food.
Startup Poker 2.0
Yep, it’s real poker for real money. But Startup Poker 2.0 is friendly, low stakes and beginners are welcome. The just is no better activity to facilitate building relationships and practicing practical decision-making skills.
Recruiting the THE hardest aspect of building and growing a venture-scale company. Startup Haven’s Vouch Recruiting program leverages our members’ professional networks to recruit great candidates at ridiculously low cost.
Fund raising is among the most difficult, exhausting, frustrating and time-consuming challenges a venture scale founder faces. Of course, we can’t fix fund raising; but we can help our startup founder and angel investor members make the most of the Startup Haven network effect.
Asks & Offers
The best help a startup can get often comes from other founders and investors who have truly been there and done that. Asks & Offers is an online tool that helps our members make highly-relevant asks and offers among other members.
Premium Event Access
Some premium events (see /Level 2 benefits list) are exclusive to /Level 2 members only while some are provide for special and/or space-available access to a limited number of /Level 1 members.
Premium Event Access
Live and in-person programs and events have natural capacity constraints. While /Level 2 members cannot be guaranteed access to all special programming, they do get exclusive and/or priority access.
Venture Vino Venture Vino is a full-bodied blend of wine, wit and wisdom. Space for this event is limited but /Level 2 members receive early access to tickets and a discount. This event is under development, expected to launch Q1, 2021.
Founder to Founder Forums
Founder to Founder Forums bring founders together in dedicated and trusted peer groups to provide learning, support and accountability. This program is under development, expected to launch Q2, 2021.
/Level 2 founders get access to the GroundWork Accelerator program curriculum, may attend select GroundWork Accelerator content workshops and receive a one-hour working session with a GroundWork Executive Mentor.
10% Vouch Recruiting Discount
/Level 2 members who take advantage of the Vouch Recruiting program will receive a 10% discount on program fees.
In chapters where demand for seats at our flagship events (especially Startup Poker 2.0) exceeds supply (which eventually will be ALL of our chapters :-), not everyone gets a seat. /Level 2 members will be guaranteed to get a seat.
$300 is an introductory price. As program benefits grow, pricing will be subject to periodic increases. The first 100 /Level 2 members will receive a two-year price guarantee, meaning that their renewal will also be at the $300 introductory price.