Founder Buddies creates specialized programs for female entrepreneurs, connecting you with like-minded women who are eager to learn, grow, and succeed together. Our platform leverages advanced matching algorithms to ensure you find the perfect peer group, whether you're seeking goal-setting support, strategic networking, or collaborative learning opportunities.

The first Founder Buddies cohort program for female entrepreneurs was January - April 2024. Our platform connects founders each month based on common objectives to share knowledge. Founders are connected with the right people at the right time to build mutually beneficial relationships throughout the program. You can apply for a future cohort as well as join our new offering, Power Pod.

    We are also happy to provide free tools to drive your startup forward:

  • - Pitch Practice: Pitch Practice is designed to help people practice their startup pitches.
  • - Improv: Sell This: This is an improv generator designed to help people think quickly.

Some entrepreneurs prefer 1:1 advising/coaching. If this is you, feel free to book a free intake call discuss options here: Intake


  • Amanda Fornal, Founder

    Amanda Fornal



    Amanda has 25 years of experience as a technology professional and business consultant. She has diverse industry experience implementing software, optimizing processes, and executing change management strategies with her company Orange SFM, LLC. She is also a startup advisor, board member, mentor, executive coach, director at an early stage startup accelerator, and the founder of Women in Exploration (WiE).

  • Leander Neiss, Cofounder

    Leander Neiss



    Leander is a software engineer with experience in full stack web development, database technologies, graphics programming, and machine learning. He has a Masters degree in IT-Systems Engineering from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. In his free time, he works on projects to help make the world just a little bit better.