Story - FounderSoup had its humble beginnings in January 2011. A few talented Stanford students came together from a variety of backgrounds to attack a problem they were having.
Each person had a large network in either the Graduate School of Business or the School of Engineering – and in some cases both. Business students would often ask us if we knew any engineers who could help them build an idea they had. Engineers would ask if we knew a business student could help them raise funding, put together a business plan, or market their idea.
Both groups were looking for the exact same thing: people they could trust.
That April, we threw our first pitch event. About 100 talented students packed into a dark classroom hidden away in the Computer Science building to hear pitches from 25 passionate innovators (and of course eat some tasty Indian food).
Since then, we’ve served hundreds of amazing students and dozens of young start-ups at our quarterly pitch event. The venue has changed, our network has grown, and our Alumni Teams have gone on to great things. What hasn’t changed is our devotion to people and trust.
In fact, as FounderSoup has gotten more and more local and international attention, we’ve sharpened our focus on our community. We only work with the best, most trustworthy partners and are committed to continue doing so moving forward.