at base case, we are extremely passionate about helping connect the talented folks in our network with the incredible companies in our portfolio. yet joining a startup as a founding engineer is a different ball game altogether: it can be life-changing, but comes with a lot of risk. i know this because my co-founder ankur joined memsql as the 2nd engineer and rose to the vp of engineering before founding his company impira.
we're here to de-risk that for you. we're building a program to help you better understand the early-stage startup ecosystem, figure out what you want to do next, and build relationships with other entrepreneurial engineers. in the process, we'll connect you to top-notch mentors who have been in your shoes and fully-vetted founders who are hiring their founding engineers.
the program will roughly consist of:
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if you are an engineer with at least 2 years of full time experience, have the desire to work at a startup with fewer than 10 engineers at some point in the next year, or are interested in someday starting a company yourself, you sound like a great fit.
yes! the program has no hard start or end date. my goal is to work with people who have some feeling deep down in their soul that they belong at a startup. if there's a chance you could meet the perfect company and have everything fall into place, then it's worth participating.
absolutely! we will have a mix of in-person and virtual events. you will still get paired with a mentor, meet companies, and can interview 100% remotely if you'd like.
totally! you are free to meet and interview with any companies you wish. my goal is just to introduce you to a curated set of some of the best early stage companies and help you navigate the process.
we have an incredible and diverse set of mentors, who have all been part of founding teams at companies like nuro, impira, census, & more. i'll work with you to pair you with the most relevant mentor. from there, you can really spend as much or as little time as you wish with your mentor.