Build a company or career in tech
Build your career, meet top talent, or even start your own company. On Deck is a network for tech’s most ambitious people.Find your community
Whatever it is you want to do next, our ever-growing community and action-oriented programming will help you get there—fast. If you want to learn something new to uplevel your career, launch and scale your big ideas, or make lifelong friends, this is the place for you.
Featured Program: On deck founders (ODF)
Over 650 companies founded through ODF
the next great wave of companies
What You'll Get
Explore & launch ideas
You'll break down problems and navigate the idea maze with your cohort, explore and clarify ideas through 1:1 conversations, learn from deep-dive sessions with industry experts, and use tactical programming for idea validation.
Build deep connections
Whatever you want to do next, this community will help you accelerate your path forward.
Learn & grow rapidly
As with most things in life, you get out what you put in. If you engage with your cohort regularly, participate in learning and action sessions, and make an effort to connect with people 1:1, the value of your experience compounds exponentially.
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Our virtual fellowships provide community, education, support, and momentum to supercharge your path forward.
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The On Deck Universe
Our ecosystem is an interwoven web of programs, each one designed to strengthen the others.
Everything we do stems from our obsession with creating the strongest ecosystem for ambitious people to come and change the world. Each program we launch creates strong flywheels that make the whole greater than the sum of its parts. The demand of one program is fulfilled by the supply of another.
We started with the launch of our Founders Fellowship (ODF) in June 2019,
and quickly expanded to support angels and VCs. These communities fuel one another—founders fundraise and investors find promising deals with greater ease. Now, we're rapidly strengthening our network flywheels through the launch of additional niche programs to support more top talent globally.
With every new program and cohort we launch, your network gets stronger.
The On Deck Method
We're building a modern educational institution that redefines how community and learning come together. Being part of any On Deck program means you’ll have access to a community of world-class professionals. With every new program we launch and cohort we start, your network gets stronger.
Here are the cornerstones of the On Deck experience:
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Alumni Case Studies
How Grace Chang Raised $8 Million to Democratize Mental Health Care With Kintsugi
It's so important for my co-founder Rima and me to see how much of a dent we can really make. We know we can't do it alone. And it's absolutely because of communities like On Deck that help this small little idea become more fully formed and something where we can gather people who are mission-aligned to build this vision together.
How Max Greenwald Raised $4.5 Million for Warmly to Empower Virtual Connections
"When I was new to this ‘Founder World’, I had no community, I had no people to talk to you. I didn't understand the legal, the HR, the tech, the coding, the fast iteration, the rapid pace —I was overwhelmed. So I went to On Deck seeking community where I could meet with and talk to other people in a similar stage.
How Vance Roush and Kyle Woumn Raised $10 Million to Make Donations Frictionless with Overflow
Vance Roush and Kyle Woumn share their experience building Overflow, a company that inspires generosity through technology by making donations frictionless across every major asset class. With the help of On Deck, Vance and Kyle built the network they needed to take Overflow to the next level and raise a $10M Series A to empower people anywhere to give to causes they care about.
How KD Deshpande Is Building the All-in-One Design Platform for Marketing Professionals.
I was like ‘wow’ this is the tribe I belong to. These are the kind of people I want to be surrounded with. This is where I belong. I was talking with a lot of like minded people and fueling that burning desire. It inspired me to go and quit my high paying job at Facebook.
How Showtime Raised a $7.6M Seed Round to Build the Social Network for NFTs
I thought, I'm a French person who doesn’t have a college roommate in Stanford who happens to be my co-founder and is passionate about the same things. So I guess... On Deck might be the best serendipity maximizer.
How James Ruben Is Transforming the World of Kids' Educational Content With Hellosaurus
“Our goal with Hellosaurus is to provide a safe and fun space where kids can pretend to be whatever they want today, so they can develop the skills to become whoever they want to be tomorrow. Through a pretend play lens, children will be able to learn about the world, different opportunities, and topics while also developing critical skills like creative thinking and communication.”