A community of builders.

Develop an idea, meet a co-founder, join a team.

Presented by Pillar & Petri

Explore Building A Startup At Your Own Pace

Frequency is a flexible program designed to help you explore launching a startup — on your terms.

Whether you’re a graduate student, are working inside a company, or just took the leap to start building full-time, we welcome a diverse community of founders.

Next cohort dates to be announced soon

Free to join

Virtual program

6 Weeks

2 - 5 hours per week

Access to experts

A lifelong founder community

Core Sessions

9/15
Week 0:

Virtual On-Boarding

9/22
Week 1:

Kickoff & Roadmap

9/29
Week 2

Co-Founder Considerations

10/6
Week 3:

Idea Validation & Customer Discovery

10/13
Week 4:

Business Models & Markets

10/20
Week 5:

Navigating VC & Fundraising

10/27
Week 6:

Crafting a Compelling Story

Program Roadmap

Next cohort dates to be announced soon

Core Sessions

Tuesdays, 12 – 1:30 pm ET

Content and Q&A covering the fundamentals of launching a startup

(90 minutes | encouraged)

Whiteboard Sessions

Small group virtual workshops with founders and product, engineering, and growth leaders

(60 minutes | optional)

Advisory Groups

Weekly catch up with a program lead and 4 – 5 peers at a similar stage

(45 minutes | required)

Jam Sessions​

Weekly brainstorming sessions with 3 – 4 people exploring similar industries

(optional)

Office Hours

1:1 sessions with Pillar & Petri founders and early-stage founders

(30 minutes | optional)

Co-Founder Chats

Small group sessions design to help you meet co-founders or a team to join

(60 minutes | optional)

Founder Talks

An under-the-hood look at starting a company from experienced founders

(60 minutes | optional)

Jamie Goldstein

partner, Pillar VC

Sarah Hodges

Partner, Pillar VC

Russ Wilcox

Partner, Pillar VC

People

Frequency is a joint venture hosted by Pillar VC and Petri. We back seed-stage founders, and have decades of experience building consumer and enterprise companies worth billions in SaaS, healthcare, robotics, logistics, fintech and bio.

Brian

Brian Baynes

Co-Founder, Petri
Tony

Tony Kulesa

Co-founder, petri
Jaye Profile

Jaye Goldstein

head of program, petri

Founder Talks,
Whiteboard Sessions
& Office Hours

Frequency includes founders working across SaaS, consumer, hardware, logistics, agtech, digital health, computation in biology and more.

Niraj Shah

CEO & Co-Founder Wayfair

Reshma Shetty

Co-Founder Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc

Jason Robins

CEO Draft Kings

Emily Leproust

CEO & Founder Twist Bioscience

Corey Thomas

Chairman & CEO Rapid7

Pam Silver

Founding Core Faculty Wyss Institute - Harvard University

Mary Imevbore

CEO Waeve

Dave Husak

CTP & Founder Plexxi

Paul Morville

SVP, Product Management Carbon Black

Andy Beck

Co-Founder PathAI

Alec Nielsen

CEO Asimov

Katie Burke

Chief People Officer HubSpot

Jeremy Allaire

CEO Circle

Dan Pregibon

Co-Founder Firefly Bioworks

Rushika Fernandopulle

CEO Iora Health

Daphne Koller

CEO Insitro

Steve Kaufer

CEO Tripadvisor

Steve Conine

Co-Founder Wayfair

Steve Kokinos

CEO Algorand

Ellen Rubin

CEO Clearsky Data

Stan Lapidus

CEO Cytyc / ExactSciences

Tony Liu

CEO JobGet

Bernhard van Lengerich

Chief Science Officer General Mill

Luciano Bueno

CEO Galy

Nataly Youssef

CEO Reclaim

Jean Paul Mangeolle

President AB SCIEX

Tom Ebling

CEO Demandware

Jit Saxena

CEO Netezza

Bill Brady

CEO Kula Bio
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Niraj Shah

CEO & Co-Founder Wayfair

Reshma Shetty

Co-Founder Ginko Bioworks, Inc

Andy Beck

Co-Founder PathAI

Emily Leproust

CEO & Founder Twist Bioscience

Corey Thomas

Chairman & CEO Rapid7

Pam Silver

Wyss Institute - Harvard University

Alec Nielsen

CEO Asimov

Mary Imevbore

CEO Weave

Steve Kaufer

CEO Tripadvisor

Katie Burke

Chief People Officer HubSpot

Jeremy Allaire

CEO Circle

Dan Pregibon

Co-Founder Firefly Bioworks

Rushika Fernandopulle

CEO Iora Health

Daphne Koller

CEO Instro

Steve Conine

Co-Founder Wayfair

Steve Kokinos

CEO Algorand

Ellen Rubin

CEO Clearsky Data

Stan Lapidus

CEO Cytyc / ExactSciences

Tony Liu

CEO JobGet

Nataly Youssef

CEO Reclaim

Bernhard van Lengerich

Chief Science Officer General Mill

Luciano Bueno

CEO Galy

Jean Paul Mangeolle

President AB SCIEX

Tom Ebling

CEO Demandware

Jit Saxena

CEO Netezza
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Where Our Community
Members Work & Learn

Frequency is designed for

Anyone interested in building.

Apply for our Next Cohort

Cohort dates to be announced soon

Our application takes 10 minutes to complete. 

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Questions?

Reach out to contact@pillar.vc.