Entrepreneurs Helping EntrepreneursMar 7, 2010
We had a great event this week co-hosted by First Round Capital and Mayfield Fund called "Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs." There were well over 150 seasoned and new entrepreneurs in attendance networking with each other for a few hours. Additionally, a few lucky entrepreneurs won a mentoring session with some very successful entrepreneurs including Jay Adelson, Caterina Fake, Aaron Patzer, Gina Bianchini, Max Levchin, and Mark Pincus.
Founders face a unique set of issues when growing their companies from 2 to 20 people. At this stage there is no better help than someone that has been there before you. As a partnership we are always trying to find new ways to create support structures for the entrepreneurs both in our portfolio as well as the community at large. We had this in mind when co-developing the structure of the event and it turned out quite well.
Many thanks to Raj Kapoor and Emily Melton of Mayfield fund and the support teams in both of our organizations for putting on a great event. Also, big thanks to the entrepreneurs mentioned above who donated mentoring time to help out fellow founders. I look forward to the next one!