In the beginning (2017!), there was a Facebook group. It became the Female Founders Alliance. From 25 founders to 4k and counting, community is at the heart of everything we do.
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G&W FOUNDER SCALES PLATFORM WITH IBM CLOUD SOLUTION
Paroma Indilo, Founder & CEO of datacy, was accepted to the to the IBM hyperprotect accelerator accessing over $125,000 in cloud credits.
“The program gave us the opportunity to work closely with industry experts to scale our solution within the IBM ecosystem. We would not have received this opportunity without Graham & Walkers efforts in connecting their corporate partners to their diverse founder community.”
No, there is no cost to being part of the community.
Yes! G&W is an online community, so as long as you meet the criteria you can join from anywhere in the world. Certain member benefits may not be available in your area.
No. You can join G&W whether or not you have raised capital.
Different people have slightly varying definitions, but the general consensus is that a company is designed and intended to scale — in other words, to grow its revenue substantially and relatively quickly. We look for companies with large specific addressable markets (generally $2B in annual revenue or larger), and business models that achieve substantial economies of scale (in other words, the relationship between person-hours and revenue is not linear).
No, but you do need to be a PRODUCT company. There are great examples of physical product companies that take the venture financing route, including some of our current members. If this is your intention, we encourage you to apply. In the case of services, your service must be productized (or on the way to becoming productized) in order to join G&W. This means that you can deliver the service without relying on person-hours to serve each individual client. This does generally require building software to automate services.
You can sign up for our newsletter to be a part of our extended community. In order to join the Founders Network, please apply once you meet the criteria described above.
yes, we welcome founders at every stage!
It depends. Consulting companies, per se, are not eligible for this community. However, if you intend to build software that productizes your consulting services, you are welcome to be part of the community.