Welcome to Founders Live

The Global Venue For Modern Entrepreneurs

Founders Live

About us —

The World's A Stage. 

Founders Live is the global venue that gives tens of thousands of modern entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn global recognition, gain new business opportunities, connect with other world class entrepreneurs, access important growth capital, and truly become rockstars.


We are redefining success. You don’t have to be a billionaire or the founder of the next Unicorn to be successful. Your greatness is already in there, you just need a little help discovering it. That's what we do.

Founders Live Has Gone Premium!

Founders Live now offers a premium monthly member subscription experience to join the community and our new Pro platform.  

We are launching the new Founders Live membership with special pricing for a short time in thanks to you all who have previously joined our existing community. We are opening up an option to pay $69.99 one time for an annual 12 month membership, which is less than $6.00 per month, an almost 50% discount to the normal $9.99 monthly subscription. This launch offer is only good until August 31st.  

A place where world-class entrepreneurs are made, Founders Live was created by Nick Hughes to inspire, educate and entertain entrepreneurs around the world. As a global innovation platform and entrepreneurial community that inspires creative innovators through fun Live pitch events - virtual and in-person when the world allows - we build and foster community by delivering thoughtful content and shared experiences every day through our Founders Live community and Founders Live Pro, our new Entrepreneurial Intelligence Platform. 

Join in our crazy fun Livestreamed events include unique and unforgettable  99-second pitch competitions originating from more than 50 cities globally, which create local founder celebrities and bursts open additional pockets of creativity and entrepreneurial activity. 

We believe anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur deserves equal opportunity to become one with proper education, support and guidance.

The Founders Live Secret

By observing tens of thousands of founders around the world, we have uncovered the Secret to Successful Entrepreneurship - a lifelong pursuit and investment in your own personal growth and knowledge; to be seen, heard, accepted in a supportive community; access to relevant industry knowledge and resources; close connection to your peers, and being enveloped in an inspirational environment. All this will lead to a more self actualized, purposeful leader and entrepreneur. We have discovered if a long term investment is placed in these areas of your life, the pay off is immense. That's what we do.

Learn more about Founders Live and the vision to enhance entrepreneurship around the world.

Founders Live Pro —

With your premium membership you now have access to a whole new experience within Founders Live – Founders Live Pro, our new Entrepreneurial Intelligence Platform. 

Global Startup Index

The Index of 1,000 (and growing) startups from around the world is a new tool allowing you to search, find and connect with emerging and high potential companies based on location, gender, stage, and many other factors. These company profiles provide overview information on the startups, their website, their founders, the pitch decks they used for their Founders Live pitch and their pitch video from a recent Founders Live event (if applicable and if they have pitched at a recent event). 

Want to be listed? List your startup on Founders Live for free here.

Startup Profiles

Check out high potential startups, contact the founders to invest, partner or work with them, and learn how to do what they did to succeed! By choosing the Startup membership option, you can take ownership and editing capabilities of your profile to show the world your progress and growth. 

Founders Live Mentors and More

You can also find and view all our our upcoming events, watch previous pitch competitions, find a Founders Live Mentor, listen to all our podcast and media, and connect with many other world class founders.  

Join either the Professional or Startup membership and check out Founders Live Pro. Save big if you join today!

Live Events —


Our Founders Live pitch events remain FREE for all around the world to attend and watch. 

The Founders Live movement includes unforgettable and livestreamed 99-second startup happy hour pitch competitions originating in a growing number of global cities, which create local founder celebrities and bursts open additional pockets of creativity and entrepreneurial activity around the world. Our vision is to grow the next globally recognized entrepreneurial brand - which raises the tide for ALL startup regions but specifically 2nd and 3rd tier markets - to ultimately power the pulse of early-stage entrepreneurship and creativity around the world.

Founders Live is currently expanding across the world reaching tens of thousands of people and is currently Live in almost 60 cities including Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Lagos Nigeria, and Harare Zimbabwe, and is launching 2 -3 new cities each month. By end of 2020 we'll be operating Live monthly events in almost 100 cities reaching hundreds of thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs and urban trendsetters each month, with projections to reach millions globally within a few years.

Go here to find an upcoming Founders Live event near you.

More Cities launching soon!

Want to launch Founders Live in your region of the world? Apply here.

Core Values —

These Founders Live Core Values are the solid foundation on which we build our global entrepreneurial community. We ask all our members to hold them in respect and operate with them in mind.

The Founders Live Social Impact Mission – We aim to help create a more diverse, inclusive and equitable community and ecosystem for entrepreneurs worldwide. 

Read more about our Entrepreneurial Equality Mission here. 

Community —

Founders Live is home to one of the most diverse, talented and supportive entrepreneurial communities in the world. You will discover there are many more people creating many more unique concepts and businesses than you ever thought possible. 

Come on in and get inspired!

Your paid membership helps us grow our impact around the world each day. It allows us to hire the talent needed to expand our systems, to support our weekly growth, and will help us achieve our mission of powering the pulse of entrepreneurship around the world. If you do not feel Founders Live has brought you at least $10 of value each month (equivalent of two lattes) please don’t feel obligated to join. But if so, and you’d like to do your part in helping the world change in all the ways you imagine we can together as a global entrepreneurial community, welcome home!

Learning —

Welcome to The Founders Live Learning Center. We’ve partnered with The Lonely Entrepreneur to bring you a FREE Entrepreneur Learning Community. 

In the Learning Center, you’ll find great benefits including:

  1. Access exclusive content. The Lonely Entrepreneur Learning has been designed to inspire, instruct, and engage.
  2. Meet new people. Your fellow students are as motivated as you are to master what we’re exploring in The Learning Community.
  3. Get results. As you dive into the course content and meet the community, you’re on a path of mastery. While it’s not necessarily easy, the transformation we’ll get together matters.

Jump into the Free Learning Center Here

Global Partners —

Women in Cloud - https://www.womenincloud.com/

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Every Founders Live event presenter receives $5,000 credit to AWS.


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We're Listening —

You have thoughts, questions and ideas to help make us better, and we want to hear them! https://founderslive.listens.in/

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