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Mastermind: Join an Exclusive SaaS Founder Community

October 31, 2023

We know that founding a company can sometimes be a long and lonely journey. That’s why we started Mastermind, an exclusive SaaS founder community. Mastermind gives early- and expansion-stage founders a built-in community of peers to learn from and share with plus exclusive access to the top minds in SaaS who have been there and done it before.

The Mastermind Founder Community gives founders dedicated resources, access to functional experts, and opportunities to connect with their peers while they build and grow their businesses.

New Tracks & Sessions

Mastermind was initially founded based around the 11 principles of product-led growth. And while PLG is still a main focus of Mastermind, we’re excited to offer two additional tracks – go-to-market and vertical SaaS – to help you grow your business. You can pick the path that fits your business best or join all three!

Check out specific programming and upcoming sessions below through the rest of this year.

If you’re ready to become a Mastermind today, you can join here.

Product-led Growth


PLG, easy enough to implement, harder to execute. In this track, you’ll learn how to make product-led growth work for your business from the experts and operators who have done it before.

Deliver Instant Customer Experience
Lindsey Serafin, former VP of Customer Success, Synk

Explore the art of delivering instant customer experiences that resonate. Master techniques and tools to exceed expectations and foster loyalty in real-time. Join Lindsey Serafin to learn how.

Monetize Based on Usage and Beyond Software
Kyle Poyar, Operating Partner, OpenView

Today, usage-based pricing models are popping up everywhere from marketing to finance, security, legal and even environmental compliance. Folks want to start using a product for free and pay when they see value, then opt into a committed agreement as their spend increases. Learn how to monetize based on usage and beyond software from OpenView’s Kyle Poyar.



Ready to take your business to the next level? In this track, learn how to scale your startup from early stage to expansion, scale up, growth and beyond. Expert operators answer your biggest how-to questions live.

Lessons in Cross-Selling and Expansion
Jill Guest, VP of Growth, InfluxData

Join Jill as she shares how you can optimize for cross-selling, drive expansion, and build teams that amplify growth. Learn how to harness existing relationships and team dynamics to tap into hidden opportunities in this session.

Crafting Your Marketing Blueprint
Nick Wentz, Marketing Advisor, Tango

Nick unlocks the essentials of building a growth marketing strategy from scratch. He’ll share tactics on audience targeting, channel optimization, and innovative campaigns that drive impactful results.

Vertical SaaS


Are you building a business that addresses the unique needs and requirements of a specific vertical or market? Connect with functional leaders including Heads of CS, CMOs, CROs, and others to learn how to scale your vertical business.

Sharpen Your ICP for Repeatable Success
Jason Ray, Co-Founder & CEO, Paperless Parts

Jason Ray kicks off our first Vertical SaaS session with lessons in refining your Ideal Customer Profile to establish a clear, repeatable roadmap for consistent growth and targeted outreach.

Customer Success Unlocked
Linden Hillenbrand, SVP Customer Success, PS & Support, Procore

Join Linden Hillenbrand as he deep dives into building all things CS for the vertical world.

Ready to become a Mastermind? Join our exclusive community here.

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