We’re living in the middle of a Golden Age of Innovation, with more new businesses starting up than ever befor: 6.5 million new startups last year alone!
But for every business that opens its metaphorical or literal doors, countless more promising fledgling businesses are being forced to shutter theirs.
The #1 reason that startups fail: lack of resources.
Let’s not mince words: starting a business is hard work. There are about twenty different balls you have to keep in the air at once, and unless you’re an expert on literally all the things (which, let’s be honest, who is?) it’s only too easy for something to slip, and the whole thing to come crashing down around your ears.
Yet even with more and more innovators and problem solvers working to bring their ideas to life, there is still no comprehensive, one-stop-resource out there that connects entrepreneurs with the resources and tools they need to get their ideas off the cocktail napkin and into the world.
Founders Bloc is the ultimate launchpad for startups and the people that love them, providing today’s intrepid builders, dreamers and problem solvers with all the tools and resources they need to build, launch and grow their business.
We offer a complete range of business support resources, covering everything from legal and finance to operations and HR to marketing and design to business development, as well as a shared office environment open to anyone. Founders Bloc provides a complete startup ecosystem: a passionate and engaged community where entrepreneurs and their businesses can develop, grow and get out into the world.
At Founders Bloc locations, it’s Startup Weekend all the time: our incubator-style shared work spaces provide you and your team with the space you need to build, right alongside others who are living, sleeping and breathing their ideas.
A veritable startup-pedia, Founders Bloc’s comprehensive collection of articles, guides and other resources is your first stop for tackling any new challenge your business comes up against.
Need a lawyer to walk you through the process of filing IP to protect your innovation? Want a pair of professional eyes on your website’s copy and design? Founders Bloc offers a catalog of top-tier freelancers and professionals in all the areas startups need help the most, complete with ratings and recommendations to help you save time and money as you solve real business problems fast.
Founders Bloc’s community of like-minded entrepreneurs and professionals is curated to facilitate meaningful connections, instead of fleeting watercooler conversations.
Why waste time reinventing the wheel? Founders Bloc’s digital resource platform provides you with all the software you need to build your business so you can focus on, you know, building your business.
Founders Bloc is just in the startup stages itself, but we’re already making amazing progress on our mission to empower startups everywhere to grow and thrive.
After 6 months of intensive development, the Founders Bloc digital platform is complete and demoable! Here’s a sneak peek at what our platform will look like in action:
We have an operating deal active at one of NYC’s premier tech hubs — an incredible 60K squre foot facility with 400 members. We have our first direct space queued up for Q4 of this year – a 250-member space good for $500K in revenue per year. 100 partners lined up to join our network of professional service providers, with interest in joining coming in from real estate companies (Milstein Properties), recruiting firms (AC Lion), Pearl Cohen (law firm) and Reznick Cohen (accounting firm).
Up next for Founders Bloc, it’s time to kick development of our digital platform into high gear, finalize our first phase of content and programming and roll out our first incubator location. For more information about the future of Founders Bloc and how you can be involved, please request access to the Busines Plan page of this profile!
The team at Founders Bloc are entrepreneurs themselves, so they know firsthand how challenging it can be to get a new business off the ground.
Benji is a nut for all things digital and community. He completed special degrees in digital media at Harvard and NYU, and has been working in the industry for the past 6 years, at NBCUniversal, a startup called Kami and, most recently, as global community director for WeWork. Benji is building Founder’s Bloc because he believes our world’s future will be determined by the dreams of innovators and builders, and the more we can do to empower those innovators and builder, the greater the future will be.