On Deck is a dinner series and evolving community of world class entrepreneurs who are openly — or secretly — about to start their next thing. Currently, the community includes: successful repeat founders, EIRs at top-tier VC firms, and great designers and developers at companies like Facebook, Dropbox, Airbnb, and more.
On Deck emerged out of a need for prospective founders to have a safe space to talk about their ideas and desire to start a company (or join another company), freely and confidentially. So much goes into successfully launching a company, and we wanted to create a thoughtfully curated community that truly supports the growth of entrepreneurs and their startups.
Right now, you can be part of On Deck’s digital community from anywhere in the world. As far as the in-person events go, they are currently being hosted in San Francisco, with plans to expand to LA, NYC, and other cities by the end of 2016. We’re keeping local communities intentionally small to create tight-knit groups of founders and ensured confidentiality. But, we’ll add more cities to the roster based on demand.
The goal is to help amazing operators in the “On Deck” phase find the following:
First, your name will be completely confidential and there will be a strict off the record policy. And don’t worry: A few great founders/investors will be attending dinners as "advisors," so if you get caught, you can just say you’re there to "advise.” We'll cover for you. :)
This is the perfect place to meet people looking to hire, both for small and big companies.