FounderSensei Is Now A Private Group

Thank you for eveyone who has attended the past 5 FounderSensei meetups! I have enjoyed meeting all of you and learning about your startups. I hope you’ve gotten something out of our meetings and that the insights shared have had a positive impact on your thoughts and feelings for how to build a successful startup.

If you’ve attended all 5 sessions, you now have the basic building blocks for creating a wildly successful business. All materials are available on Now, here comes the hard part — you need to apply what you’ve learned.

To fit with this transition, I am changing the format of the group from an open group to a private group. Going forward, this group will be available to approved members only. As the organizer, I will approve members based on demonstrated commitment to their startup.

If you have been doing the homework and regularly attending meetings, it will be clear you are serious about building your business. Those members will be invited to attend the private group. The newly formed group will focus on applying the tools in their startups and taking their ventures to the next level.

To help us finalize the new member list, please make sure you have submitted the following documents to Basecamp. Only members who have done the homework will be invited to continue.

Problem Template

Business Model Canvas

TAM, SAM & Target Market Hypothesis

Prototype photo or screenshot

At least one completed customer interview summary

Please contact me if you haven’t set up a login on the FounderSensei Basecamp project and I will provide you with access.

Thanks again to everyone who has attended this meetup in the past. I wish you success in all your endeavors.

Dave Linhardt