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Our programs give you access to a vetted network of founders and supporters so you can build great things.

On Deck Founders

For entrepreneurial people at the earliest stages of their founder journey exploring the possibility of starting a company.

Next start date: January 2023
Cost: $2,990

On Deck Scale

For founders of high-growth, venture-scale companies looking to build authentic relationships with other growth-oriented founders to help scale themselves and their companies.

Next start date: Late January 2023
Cost: $10,000

On Deck Angels

For operator angels who want to level up their investing through established frameworks, meeting with co-investors, launching syndicates, or starting funds.

Next start date: October 2022
Cost: $5,000 donation to Access Fund

Execs On Deck

For leaders with 12+ years of experience who want to build successful careers in the startup ecosystem.

Next start date: October 2022
Cost: $5,000
JOINING ON DECK

Our rigorous selection process ensures that the On Deck network is made up of ambitious people with shared guiding values and valuable experience as a builder.

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We've helped 2500+ founders find early hires, first customers, and raise capital.

1000+ Companies

Founded by On Deck fellows

$ 1B+ Raised

From top global investors

$ 9B+ Combined value

Companies founded over two years

FAQ

How long is ODF?

When you join ODF, you get 12 months to use your All Access Pass to the On Deck network. After your time in ODF is up, you become a lifelong member of our alumni community.

What is the time commitment?

How much time you invest in ODF is largely up to you. For your first month, we recommend spending at least 4 hours per week attending onboarding sessions and getting to know your cohort. After that, ODF is flexible. Some weeks you may want to spend 20 hours taking calls with fellows or attending sessions. Other weeks you may choose not to do anything. Many ODF fellows are working around families and jobs, and we fully support and respect these commitments.

What does ODF cost?

Yearly membership for ODF is $2,990.

Will ODF be held virtually?

Because we recruit founders from all over the world, ODF is fully virtual. However, we have thriving alumni communities in many major metros, and will host periodic in-person events for founders to meet each other in person.

Can people from outside the US join ODF?

Absolutely! We believe that talent is distributed evenly around the world, and a big part our mission for ODF is to elevate and support founders outside of Silicon Valley. We accept applicants from anywhere in the world.

I have a company already. Can I still join?

If you’re not yet ready to work full-time on your startup, you should apply for ODF (even if your company is already incorporated). 

Will anyone else know that I joined?

Participation is held in strict confidence. Even if you’re happy to share, you are requested to respect the privacy of other members who aren’t ready to make their plans public.

How do rolling admissions work?

Rolling admissions means that you can apply to ODF anytime. There is no cutoff date, and if accepted, you will join the upcoming cohort. New cohorts kick off roughly every 2 months.

What are the guiding values for On Deck?

On Deck lives by four core guiding values, crucial to the culture we strive to foster in the community: Service, Confidentiality, Gratitude, Family.

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