"No doubt, the experience with the FOUNDER.org, the student network, 8D program and other young movers and shakers out to change the world helped me to pursue my passion and start my own company as an associate."
Be a Technology Leader on Your Campus
Campus associates are FOUNDER.org’s representative at their university. Associates discover and support the best ideas on campus, bringing our financial, educational and mentoring resources to young innovator teams who want to build world changing companies.
Associate spotlight: Matt Bressler
Matt Bressler from Wharton School became a FOUNDER.org associate in 2015. Here is how he describes his experience over past 12 months: “FOUNDER.org empowers its Associates to find and support the best startups at their school. My experience taught me how to play the role of a VC while meeting the next generation of entrepreneurs. The Associate program gives you three amazing networks: a team of seasoned Silicon Valley leaders, the next wave of entrepreneurs from top Universities, a support network of fellow Associates committed to growing the startup ecosystem. The contacts (and friends!) I’ve made last far beyond graduation.”
Life of an associate
Associates keep the entrepreneurial beat going and immerse themselves into the startup community. Johnny Bowman from Harvard got hired by one of FOUNDER.org companies while working as an associate: “For any student interested in startups, finding quality startups to learn from is the first and hardest step. Luckily FOUNDER did the work for me. As an Associate I met 50 startups and now work for one of them, Edenworks, as their CFO/COO. I owe FOUNDER big time.”