Dojo Startups

Hacker Dojo is an ideal place to find vibrant new startups while they are still in early development. Since opening our doors in 2009, a number of startups that began at the Dojo have become phenomenally successful.

Among the startups from this community you will find:

  • Pinterest: Pinterest used Hacker Dojo as their primary workspace in late 2009, and hired both of their first two engineers from the Dojo’s membership.
  • Wedding Party App. Wedding Party App grew out of another startup idea and picked up an additional member from the Dojo’s community. They raised over $1M in funding and have a ton of awards.
  • Disconnect, One of our few B corps, a privacy extension which helps prevent 3rd party sites from tracking you. It was founded at the Dojo.

 Additionally, the following startups and projects at the Dojo were so immediately successful that they did not need funding. They represent some of the successful money-making projects which could have come to market sooner with investment involvement:

Hacker Dojo is an ideal place for firms and individuals looking to find the next big thing in Silicon Valley, and a sponsorship is one of the most economical ways to get a firm’s name and passion for true innovation out to this community.

News of your support of the Dojo will reach

  • Our 400+ members
  • Our 9000+ monthly unique website visitors
  • Our 6000+ Twitter followers
  • Our 4000+ “Likes” on Facebook
  • Our 800+ external mailing list members

Hacker Dojo Startup Program

Employed a cool(?) startup program in Hacker Dojo to reduce your load in launching your startup!

Cost: $150 every 3 months, billed quarterly. (Must be an active Hacker Dojo member)

Services included:

  • Hacker Dojo Mail Box
  • Extra Perks Program

Extra Perks (Requires separate reviewed application)

Cloud Service Credits from:

  •  Amazon AWS ($10,000 total, expires in 24months)

Subscribe to our startup program here

You may apply for Extra Perks after you’ve enrolled in the Startup Program

Questions? Interested? Email [email protected]