A supportive community for ambitious pre-seed & seed-stage founders
Join founders from around the world learning, building, and connecting in the Just Go Grind Founder Community.
Building a startup is hard. Let's make it easier.
You don't have to build your startup alone.
Imagine surrounding yourself with other ambitious founders, getting feedback on your ideas, having your pressing questions answered, receiving advice from other builders, and making connections to your next potential investors.
All that and more is possible when you join our supportive community, built for early-stage startup founders and the particular challenges they face, with more than 80 members who've joined already.
We vet every member, making each founder apply through our application form to ensure it remains a great environment for everyone.
Why a founder community?
Founders are a rarebreed, those willing to take risks to pursue their ideas, going against the grain to build something of their own, and putting in a tremendous amount of work to make their dreams a reality.
When you put them together, in an environment where they can learn from each other, be inspired, and make meaningful connections, magic happens.
This community was created to support founders, facilitating connection and the sharing of knowledge to ultimately allow them to build the companies they envision.
Overcoming founder challenges together
Most founders face many of the same challenges:
- Sales & Marketing
- Product Development
- Operations & Legal
And the list goes on and on.
Why go through it all alone?
This community was built to help founders through those challenges, giving them insights from other founders as well as from investors and other industry experts we bring in from time to time.
Together, we're all able to accomplish more.
How the Just Go Grind Founder Community works
The community is a place to:
- Build a meaningful network
- Get help growing your company
- Learn about fundraising, marketing, and more
The core of the community is the platform itself, built on Circle. This is where members ask questions, engage with each other, and find out about events and other things happening in the community. Those updates are also sent out in a weekly newsletter for members.
Along with the community platform, members get access to:
- Weekly office hours sessions on Zoom to talk through challenges and meet other members
- Weekly 1 on 1 calls with Justin (The Founder of Just Go Grind)
- Additional events like AMAs with experts outside of the community, our community book club, member mixers, and more
When you join, you also get access our investor Airtable, where you can request intros to relevant investors.
Finally, we've created a number of other tools, including the ability to ask questions to Justin's audience of 18K+ followers, a database of 200+ founder resources, and more!
You're part of a select group
We've already curated a great group of ambitious founders.
Our current members have gone through top accelerators, raised millions in venture capital and angel funding, and most importantly, are some of the best human beings.
Will you be next to join?
This community is run by me, Justin Gordon, and I'm the Director of Marketing at VITALIZE Venture Capital, host two podcasts, and have interviewed more than 400 founders and investors.
I've heard a lot of different perspectives on buildings companies, perspectives which I share with members of the community. This also means that my time is limited.
Typically, my time goes towards building VITALIZE and supporting the founders in this community.
The dozens of requests per month outside of those? Unfortunately, I don't have much time for them.
As a member of the community, you get access to me, in 1 on 1 and group calls, in addition to the 80+ other members and all the resources.
Most of the things I've done, and will continue to do, for founders is free. This is not. If accepted, the cost is $29/month.
You can join by applying below. Applications are reviewed daily and you'll likely hear from us within 48 hours.
What are we looking for? Good human beings who are working hard to build something of their own.