Founders Network

InSITE Founders Network

The InSITE Founders Network is drawn from global community of 1,000 InSITE Fellows and alumni members. InSITE is a highly selective two-year fellowship composed of 300 top graduate students studying business, law, engineering, computer science, design and postdoctoral programs in natural sciences and medicine at the nation’s top universities, including Columbia, NYU, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, U Penn, Georgetown, and Washington University. Fellows have a genuine and committed interest in entrepreneurship, technology and venture capital and are chosen through a highly competitive selection process – only 20% of all applicants are accepted nationwide.

The Founders Network is an extension of the Fellowship that provides InSITE founders with a platform for shared learning, mentorship, and collaboration through exclusive programming and events.

Notable InSITE Founders
InSITE Alumni have founded or currently lead more than 70+ companies globally, and InSITE Fellows have worked with 200+ startups across the country.

Brian Long
InSITE ’11
CEO, TapCommerce

Crystal Hutter
InSITE ’05
Co-Founder, EdModo

Marshall Cox
InSITE ’13
CEO, Radiator Labs

Lisbeth Kaufman
InSITE ’15
CEO, Kitsplit

Vic Singh
InSITE ’07
CEO, Kanvas

John Ballay
InSITE ’13
CEO, Knot Standard

Founders Network Programming

  1. Invite-only dinner series for entrepreneurs, VC’s, and guests in the InSITE network with events in New York City, Washington, DC, and the Bay Area.
  2. Closed door discussions on a range of subject matter including fundraising, scaling for growth, product strategy, etc.
  3. Mentor/Mentee relationships within the Founders Network.
  4. Exclusive opportunities for resource sharing and collaboration.
  5. Bi-monthly networking events in NYC and the Bay Area.

Partnership Opportunities

InSITE’s Founders Network is made possible by sponsors who are invested in InSITE’s entrepreneurship and educational mission. We work closely with our partners to design a range of opportunities for involvement and to create meaningful relationships with members of the Founders Network. InSITE is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and partnership contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Founding Partner

  • Primary logo placement at all Founders Network programming, on web site, and newsletters
  • Sponsor acknowledgement at all Founders Network events and programs
  • Host 2 Founders Network dinners at your chosen location with entrepreneurs and VC’s
  • Option to host additional networking events and programs on subject matter relevant to Founders Network members across geographies
  • Speaking opportunities at all Founders Network events
  • Invitations to attend and speak at additional events with InSITE Fellows throughout the year
  • Charitable Contribution: $20,000

Network Partner

  • Prominent logo placement for Founders Network programming in your local community
  • 2 invitations to attend 2 Founders Network dinners
  • Option to host 2 networking events and programs on subject matter relevant to Founders Network members in your community
    Invitations to attend additional events with InSITE Fellows throughout the year
  • $10,000 charitable contribution

Program Partner

  • Logo placement for Founders Network programming in your local community
  • Option to host 1 networking event or program on subject matter relevant to Founders Network members in your local community
  • 1 Invitation to attend a Founders Network dinner
  • $2,500 charitable contribution

Additional Benefits:

  • Access and exposure across InSITE’s talent pool of graduate student Fellows, alumni, and partners in startup, tech, VC, health, consulting, and financial services.
  • Prominent marketing in InSITE Fellows materials, web site, social media, and bulletins as a sponsor of the InSITE Founders Network.
  • Invitations to social events with founders, VC’s, alumni, and corporate partners.
  • Opportunities to partner on additional events like SXSW, NY & SF Treks, InSITE Connect, etc.

InSITE Mentor Capital’s Federal Tax ID Number is 05-0539236. InSITE is a New York State corporation organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, and has been granted 501(c)3 status as an exempt public charity.