Technical Founder Community

👋 Hi there.

The tl;dr: This is a group for encouraging engineers-turned-entrepreneurs in Nashville.

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Read on for more.

If you…

  • Have a background in software development
  • Have an interest in building your own company
  • Live in or near Nashville, Tennessee (our current area of focus)

…then you are a tech founder, and this is the community for you.

The goal of this community is to encourage and enable engineers to leverage their technical and domain expertise to build a thriving business. We do this by connecting interested folks in local networks with peers, mentors, advisors, and maybe even capital.

What do you mean by “tech founder”?

For the purposes of this group, we acknowledge that ‘founder’ could include a wide variety of things, ranging from software-as-a-service to pure service offerings (e.g., coaching and consulting). It could mean being a solopreneur or a technical co-founder.

While different kinds of businesses often require different approaches, we hope that this group can encompass any of the above, with subgroups that can provide guidance and advice to those interested in a specific line of business.

What this group is not for: marketing and selling your product or services to group members.

How does it work, who owns it?

No one owns it. Tech Founder Community is modeled after OpenCoffee Club in that it is an open concept with a very informal, loose structure.

What’s in it for me?

The way we hope to support tech founders is through:

  • In-person meetups
  • Peer encouragement and advice
  • Advice from veteran founders
  • A collection of recommended resources
  • Discussion panels, guest speakers, etc.


As of January 2024, Tech Founder Community is very much an experiment. It is currently spearheaded by Brian Dailey and is only available in Nashville, Tennessee.

Great! If you this sounds like a group you’d be interested in, take a look at the Membership page.