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Just three months later, the small business have over 5000+ founders and advisors using Founders Space.
“Before we started, I was advising half a dozen start ups,” says Steve Hoffman, Cofounder of Founders Space. “Each of the founders kept asking me the same questions. I found myself repeating the answers over and over. I thought there has to be a more efficient way.”
“Then it struck me, what if instead of advising one founder at a time, I could advise hundreds or even thousands. And what if I opened up this to top professionals, who have deep expertise in law, finance, fund raising and business. That was the spark that gave birth to Founders Space.”
Let’s face it, nearly everyone we know is either freshly laid off, self-employed, or working for a startup. Fewer people can count on a steady corporate job. In the future, we see a more fluid workforce comprised of contractors, temps and entrepreneurs.
Along with this wave of entrepreneurship comes a tsunami of questions. Every founder, whether it’s a one-woman shop or an aspiring Web 2.0 start up has a zillion questions they need answered. That’s where we see a need. It’s reeducating the American workforce, so they can survive and compete in the future.
Founders Space brings together founders, angels, VCs, attorneys, CFOs and other experts to answer the questions all founders have. The mission is to connect founders with advisers and get start ups the help they need. Whenever an ad-visor answers a question for one founder, the answer is shared with the entire community and preserved in our database. This way the adviser is actually providing assistance to tens of thousands of founders now and into the future.
The company has big plans for Founders Space. It is focused on developing new ways to connect founders, advisors and investors around the world. Our vision is to build a global platform, where startups and advisors work as virtual teams to enter and grow new markets, and where investors can efficiently discover the best matches for their investment goals.