A HAND-PICKED COMMUNITY OF HIGH-GROWTH FOUNDER CEOS
Founders@Scale is a hand-built and professionally facilitated peer group of CEOs, meeting virtually once a month for discussion and group coaching. This tribe of founders is not only a community of wisdom, but also your personal board of directors and family of support.
Each member gets access to the learning community growth10 and Jason R. Waller, executive coach to hundreds of startup leaders—but the real magic is in the unique, collective insight of the CEO tribe.
THE VALUE OF FOUNDERS@SCALE
DIVERSE WISDOM FOR YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES
The CEOs in Founders@Scale are world-class. They have deep expertise and often experience in previous startups, backed by some of the biggest investors. In your tribe, you can tap into the network and collective wisdom of the group and problem-solve the obstacles that really keep you up at night, leveraging insights across industries and backgrounds.
YOUR PERSONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Anyone who thinks it isn't lonely at the top hasn't spent much time there. As incredible as it can be to have advisors and partners in your corner, Founders@Scale is a special community, welcoming without judgment or expectation. It's a space to recharge, listen, share, and be supported by others who are on the same journey as you are.
A COMMUNITY OF REFLECTION AND GROWTH
Your time with the tribe of Founders@Scale is a chance to slow down and reflect. It's here that you'll see new ways of tackling old problems, watch other CEOs find their breakthroughs, and pull up to a more strategic vantage. It's here that you'll be challenged to grow in the ways your company need and in the ways that you and your family need.
WHO WE ARE
Leading their company to scale
7- TO 8-FIGURE REVENUE
Often venture-backed and growing
Looking to grow and learn
DIVERSE AND RESPECTFUL
Makes space for others
AUTHENTIC AND HUMBLE
Shows up and speaks up
THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
FACILITATED PEER GROUP SESSIONS
This is the core of the program. Once a month, all members meet virtually for a facilitated half-day session of problem solving, growth, and support.
ON-DEMAND EXECUTIVE COACH SUPPORT
Jason, the lead facilitator, is available to you or your executive team for one-off coaching at no charge, whether to talk through a crisis or debrief on learning. Structured programs also available based on cost and availability.
360 LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT
Members can claim two free licenses per year of the Compass360 Leadership Assessment Tool, an online multi-rater leadership survey.
TOP-TIER PEOPLE AND TALENT RESOURCES
Develop a network of fractional human capital support and trusted advisors for executive coaching, synchronized team coaching, facilitated sessions, team offsites, leadership development programs, recruiting assessments, and more.
ONLINE LEARNING LIBRARY
All members have free access to growth10 (umbrella of this program) and their library of more than 500 on–demand business lessons.
WEEKLY CONTENT-SPECIFIC WORKSHOPS
Members are also invited to growth10's weekly, monthly, and quarterly live weekly workshops. These programs are optional and recordings can be accessed later.
FIRST ACCESS TO EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS
As in-person Leadership Experiences (LX) are reestablished, Founders@Scale members have priority access. LX programs considered include jungle survival training, an Australia walkabout retreat, paramilitary boot camp, and an Antarctic ice camping expedition.
The Founders@Scale program isn't a fit for everyone—find out if it's right for you by applying for free provisional membership. If accepted, you can attend a monthly session at no cost, introduce yourself to the rest of the tribe, and decide if full membership is best for you and your company.
WHAT AND WHEN IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
The tribe of CEOs meets as a group for one half day (3-4 hours) each month. As of now, most tribes meet on Monday afternoons, US Pacific time.
IS IT A WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT?
We're not shy about our commitment or our price, as the return to our members is always greater. Each member commits to showing up, contributing actively, and paying their membership dues. Nearly all members pay their dues through their company, as an investment in their leadership growth. There are no onboarding fees or hidden costs.
IS FOUNDERS@SCALES COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY?
Absolutely, but it's an uphill battle. Historically, female founders receive less that 3% of total VC investment, and this number is less than 1% for female founders of color. Founders@Scale has 50-50 targets for representation and, in alignment with our values, subsidizes membership dues in proportion with US wage gaps for women and minorities.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A MEMBER?
To become a member, you must be a founder CEO of a startup with 7- to 8-figure revenue, complete an assessment interview, sign a commitment to our core values (humility, authenticity, respect, and diversity), and be voted in by the standing group. All industries, ages, and backgrounds may apply.
I DON'T MEET ONE OR MORE OF THE PREREQUISITES, CAN I STILL APPLY?
Regrettably no. The journey of a scaling startup's CEO founder is unique and we honor that in our selectivity. Feel free to inquire about other programs.
I WAS TOLD I WOULD BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Because there is a maximum of 12 members per tribe at any one time, it can take time to select, fill, and backfill the community. As of now, wait time for successful applicants are less than three months.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP?
You can elect to withdraw your membership at any time and for any reason, at no charge. In honoring the spirit of community, membership is automatically revoked after three consecutive absences or a historic attendance of less than 50%. Reapplicants will not be given preference or penalty on the waitlist.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
To learn more and apply, follow the links above or here to book time with Jason, lead facilitator of the last 2021 tribe. Pending mutual interest, you will be given provisional membership and invited to attend a live session, free of charge and with no obligation.