Founders Leading Founders

The Founder City Project

Founder City Talent

A founder-led network of startup/scale-up founders that's grown from 2 to 200+ in a few months; heading to 1,000+ founders.

I love what Ben is doing because I believe founders are disadvantaged without access to this essential resource.  The time that I spend with my Forum group is some of the most valuable time that I spend every month.

— Jeff Booth, Founder of BuildDirect;
   Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2016.

Started by 4-time founder Ben Baldwin: a network of confidential Forum peer groups for founders, for faster learning, tactics and support.

Now, we're transforming founders' access to diverse skilled talent, by training employees to develop world-leading recruitment skills.

Recruitment training for startup/scale-up employees (at all functions/ levels), on the most effective tactics to recruit from other regions and industries for our Toronto-Waterloo ecosystem.

Ben ignited the Founder City Project, which gathered 200 founders to sign up and commit to a confidential Forum group/community in a very short period of time.  I am lucky enough to be in the same Forum with Ben over the last couple of years.  I would highly recommend working with him.

— Allen Lau, Founder of Wattpad;
  Startup Canada Entrepreneur of the Year 2016.

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We must recruit talent from other regions and industries to survive, therefore why can’t our ecosystem's platform be recruitment training?

Employees are the best recruiters, so training them to recruit would turn our employee talent into our competitive advantage (and build more leaders, improve retention).  

Founders in our ecosystem need to grow; but we will fail if we cannot import more talent.

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