ODF Alumni Stories

Elizabeth Slavitt: Founder, Speakeasy. Formerly CMO, Khan Academy

Steijn Pelle: Co-Founder, Go Lassie. Formerly Product at Coinbase and Robinhood

Li Jin: Former partner, a16z

Hari Raghavan: Founder, AbstractOps. Formerly COO at Forge ($90M Series B)

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Our Fellows are the heartbeat of our community. Here's what they have to say.

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Louis Pereira
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The @beondeck Writer Fellowship was so good that I needed a second helping.

Thrilled to be joining their #NoCode fellowship next month.

It's time to build!

Kevin David
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On Deck is going to be huge!

Thanks for letting me in when I was exploring what next after my stint at @AngelList.

Joined @beondeck in June 2020, met my co-founders in August, raised a seed round late last year. Team of 11 now, building a MVP with a few creators.

Nick Singh
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On Deck helped me realize that writing was a viable career. As a Software Engineer in SV, thought founding a tech startup was the only path. Then ODF1 happened.

12 months later, and I got a book on the way & a newsletter with 44k subscribers. Big fans of @david__booth & team!

Kai Faust
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My experience with On Deck in 2020:

- Several deep friendships and that I expect to last a lifetime.

- Warm intros to customers, talent and advisors.

- Access to capital (Raised $100K+ during ODF6)

- $20K+ in perks (AWS, DocSend, and more)

I kinda feel like crying. So grateful.

Brett Goldstein
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Since starting @beondeck, I've been happier and more creatively fulfilled than at any other point in my career (my mood tracking data shows it).

This community is magic. Momentum is a hell of a drug.

My DMs are open if you're thinking about applying!

Kavir Kaycee
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I feel like being part of multiple fellowship programs. Might become bankrupt that way 😂

Jordi Hays
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Two days into @beondeck ODF4 and it’s already very clear the next 8 weeks will be very special.

The value of an MBA, a fraction of the cost, and 10X as fun. Bravo @eriktorenberg @david__booth and company.

Derek Osgood
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Ok so I promised I’d talk about On Deck (ODF6) changed my life. That’s it, that’s the tweet.

Actually, no it’s not. I’m a tweetstorm guy now (new year new me). So let’s talk ODF👇

Griff Foxley
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Said it before, will say it again. On Deck Writers Fellowship continues to be a profound learning community of electric content and collaboration. Can't recommend enough.

Roy Bahat
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Communities like @beondeck are creating a new way to learn how to get going on making something new, together with others.

Jackie Hyland
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Yesterday was the last day of @beondeck cohort #4. I'm feeling so many things, but the main one is gratitude. I spent 10 weeks with some incredible humans who I feel are lifelong friends and collaborators.

Jason Jacobs
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I saw two ways to describe @beondeck yesterday, both of which struck a chord.

1) SV in the cloud

2) this generation’s “just do it”

I’m long @beondeck!

Parthi Loganathan
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Excited for @beondeck's writer fellowship kickoff today! Did the original fellowship and here I am again as a repeat customer.

They're building the best communities for every niche.

Packy McCormick
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The year is 2022. Every smart person I know from twitter works at On Deck.

Kai Faust
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I’m **very** impressed with @beondeck’s Founder Fellowship. It’s super well run. The entire experience has been smooth, valuable, and fun. Clearly a lot of work goes into running this operation.