About H/F

It began with five dudes in a bar. No, really.

The H/F Story

It was the Spring of 2008, in San Jose, California. Laura Nelson had heard quite enough of her aspiring entrepreneur husband Jonathan's nonstop startup-talk: “I love you, Honey, but you need to get out of the house! Go meet and talk to other like-minded folks about this stuff.” Shortly after, the first “Hackers & Founders” meetup was held at St. John’s Bar & Grill in Sunnyvale. Five people, including Jonathan, attended. And the rest was history.

Well, not quite.

Within three years, Hackers/Founders (as it's now stylized) had grown to become a network of meetups for startup communities all around the world. Hackers/Founders chapters can now be found in 128 cities in 47 countries. In addition to meetups, H/F also hosts educational classes, tech talks and other awesome events.

Following a suggestion by Naval Ravikant of AngelList, the Hackers/Founders Co-op accelerator was launched in 2011 to provide concierge services to early-stage startups under a unique – and in our eyes, superior – business model.

Find us in San Jose!

Hackers/Founders
Suite 1100
12 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113
map of Hackers/Founders’ location