A community of builders.

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

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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 considering whether launching a startup is right for you, have just started building, or have been actively building a new company, we welcome a diverse community of founders.

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Free to join

Virtual program

One week

5 - 10 flexible hours

Access to experts

A lifelong founder community

Core Sessions

On-demand virtual content. Follow the schedule or tune in on your own timeline.
Day 0:

Virtual On-Boarding


Co-Founder Considerations


Idea Validation & Customer Discovery


Business Models & Markets


Navigating VC & Fundraising


Crafting a Compelling Story

Program Roadmap

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Core Sessions

Recorded sessions covering the fundamentals of finding a co-founder, validating your idea, developing a business model, and raising capital.

(90 minutes | encouraged)

Office Hours

1:1 virtual sessions with investors, founders and senior leaders designed to help you answer questions about whether and how to start building.

(20-30 minutes | optional)

Founder Talks

Live virtual and recorded talks from experienced founders. Learn about the journey ahead from someone who has been there and done it before.

(60 minutes | optional)

Founder Community

Join a community of future founders that will endure for life. Start to build relationships during the on-boarding session, then stay connected on Slack and through virtual working groups.

Office Hours

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.

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Josh Moser

Partner, Petri

Tony Kulesa

Co-founder, petri
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Jaye Goldstein

head of program, petri

Founder Talks &
Office Hours

Frequency includes both live Founder Talks and recorded sessions. Our 2021 speakers announced soon. Our line-up from winter below.

Andrew Lau

CEO Jellyfish Office Hours

Bill Brady

Founding CEO & Director Kula Bio Live Talk

Chad Laurans

CEO SimpliSafe Office Hours

Corey Thomas

Chairman & CEO Rapid7 Recorded Talk

Ellen Rubin

CEO ClearSky Data Recorded Talk

Emily Leproust

CEO & Founder Twist Bioscience Recorded Talk

Gail Goodman

Former CEO Constant Contact Recorded Talk

Luciano Bueno

Founder & CEO Galy Office Hours

Mary Imevbore

CEO Waeve Live Talk

Steve Kaufer

CEO TripAdvisor Office Hours

Where Our Community
Members Work & Learn

Frequency is designed for

University faculty & graduate students

Who are interested in building:

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