Terms and Conditions

Please carefully refer to the Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms”) before you begin your journey with us.

These Terms shall govern, manage, and administer your access and use of www.founderbuddies.com (hereinafter referred to as the “Website” or “Site”) including but not limited to the chats, advice, content, functions, features, and services provided or offered through the Website. In the context of these Terms, “you”, “your”, and “user” shall refer to you, and “we”, “us”, “our”, or “Service” shall refer to the Website, Orange SFM, LLC and its subsidiaries.

By means of use, interactions, or purchasing any of our products or services, you are deemed to have agreed to and acknowledged these Terms and other policies even if the same has been communicated through a third party on your behalf. You may be denied access or use of the Site if you do not agree to these Terms or the Privacy Policy. Your privacy is important to us for which we have laid down a separate Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy is an integral element of these Terms and is hereby incorporated by reference.

It is hereby notified that the Site is meant for the use of persons of the age eighteen (18) years old or above and access to the Site shall be denied for users who fall below the age bracket. These Terms and all other texts on the Website were written in English in its original form. If there are any inconsistencies between the original English version and any translation, the original English version will take precedence.

These Terms shall apply to any new features, tools, products, or services that are added to the Website. On this page, you can review the most recent version of the Terms at any time. By posting updates and/or changes to our website, we reserve the right to update, change, or replace any part of these Terms. It is your responsibility to check this page for updates on a regular basis. Following the posting of any changes, your continued use of or access to the website constitutes acceptance of those changes.

The headings in this agreement are included solely for the purpose of convenience and have no bearing on these Terms.

Program Overview

Founder Buddies is a program designed to facilitate networking opportunities for female entrepreneurs seeking to establish connections with like-minded women. Our digital platform may employ a monthly matching algorithm, aligning founders with common objectives to foster the exchange of knowledge and the cultivation of mutually advantageous associations throughout the program's duration.

Each iteration of the Founder Buddies program, referred to as a “Cohort”, will span a duration of four months and encompass a series of monthly one-on-one connections, alongside group informational sessions. Any changes in the length of future Cohort(s) shall be communicated via email. Our overarching mission is to enhance the success prospects of female founders within the entrepreneurial landscape. Notification of acceptance into the program, along with details of your initial matched connection, will be dispatched at the program's onset.

You agree to provide us with true, complete, and up-to-date information when registering for an account, and you must not create an account for fraudulent or misleading purposes. You are solely responsible for any activity on your account and for keeping your login safe and secure. We are not responsible for any actions or omissions you take in relation to your account.

Use and Restrictions

We reserve the right, at any time, to refuse service to anyone for any reason. You acknowledge that your content (excluding credit card information and other confidential information) may be transmitted in an unencrypted format and may include (a) transmissions across multiple networks, and (b) changes to conform and adapt to the technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Whenever credit card information is sent over the internet, it is always encrypted.

Without our express written permission, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit any portion of the Service, use the Service, or access the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided.

You shall not use our products or services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the service, features, products, or tools violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws). You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature. A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your access to the products, service, website, etc.

Ownership & Proprietary Rights

  1. Ownership of Founder Buddies Content: All content provided by Founder Buddies, including but not limited to the website, blog posts, Slack messages, and mentoring sessions, as well as any intellectual property rights therein, remain the exclusive property of Founder Buddies and its licensors. Users acknowledge and agree that they acquire no ownership interest or proprietary rights in such content.
  2. Limited License: Founder Buddies grants users a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to access and use Founder Buddies' content and services solely for their personal and non-commercial use in connection with the Founder Buddies program. This license does not confer any right to modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works, publicly display, or otherwise exploit the content for any unauthorized purpose.

User Submissions

Founder Buddies encourages users to submit content, including blog posts, posts in Slack, and contributions during mentoring sessions, subject to these Terms and Conditions. Users retain ownership of their user-generated content, but they grant Founder Buddies a worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, and display such content on the Founder Buddies platform for the duration of their participation in the program.

Users are solely responsible for the accuracy, legality, and quality of their submissions. Founder Buddies reserves the right to remove or refuse any user-generated content that violates these Terms and Conditions, infringes upon the rights of others, or is otherwise objectionable.

Prohibited Uses of User Submissions

  1. Compliance with Applicable Laws: Users shall not submit, upload, or transmit any content that violates any applicable laws, regulations, or third-party rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or defamation laws.
  2. Harmful Content: Users are prohibited from submitting content that is harmful, offensive, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable. This includes content that promotes hate speech, discrimination, violence, or illegal activities.
  3. Invasive Content: Users shall not submit content that invades the privacy of others, such as personal information, contact details, or confidential information without the explicit consent of the concerned parties.
  4. Misrepresentation: Users must not submit content that falsely represents their identity, affiliation, or qualifications. Misrepresentation or impersonation of another individual, entity, or organization is strictly prohibited.
  5. Commercial Use: User submissions must not be used for commercial purposes, including but not limited to advertising, marketing, or solicitation of products or services, without the prior written consent of Founder Buddies.
  6. Malicious Content: Users shall not submit content that contains malware, viruses, worms, or any other code that is designed to disrupt, damage, or interfere with the functionality of the Founder Buddies platform or any other computer system.
  7. Intellectual Property Infringement: Users must not submit content that infringes upon the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, trademarks, patents, or trade secrets. Users are responsible for ensuring they have the necessary rights or permissions to submit any third-party content.
  8. Solicitation: Founder Buddies strictly prohibits users from using user-generated content or communications to engage in any form of solicitation, including but not limited to spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes.

Founder Buddies reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate action, including the removal of user-generated content and suspension or termination of user accounts, in response to violations of these prohibited uses. Users are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with these guidelines and refrain from engaging in any activities that compromise the integrity and safety of the Founder Buddies community.

Non-Monitoring of Users and Non-Founder Buddies Content

Founder Buddies acknowledges that it does not actively monitor or control the actions, communications, or content of users on the platform. Users are solely responsible for their interactions and communications with others. Founder Buddies disclaims any responsibility for the content, actions, or policies of third parties, including other users. Users acknowledge that interactions with third parties, including mentors and other program participants, are at their own risk, and Founder Buddies shall not be liable for any consequences arising from such interactions. The presence of third-party content or links on the Founder Buddies platform does not imply endorsement by Founder Buddies. Founder Buddies does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any third-party content, and users should exercise their own judgment and discretion when interacting with such content or third parties.

Use of Third-Party Platforms

Founder Buddies may, in the course of delivering its services, utilize or integrate with third-party platforms, applications, or websites (“Third-Party Platforms”). Users are hereby apprised that Founder Buddies shall not bear any responsibility or liability for the terms and conditions, privacy policies, data collection practices, termination of services, or any other policies or actions of such Third-Party Platforms. Users are advised to independently review and acquaint themselves with the terms of use, privacy policies, and other pertinent policies of any Third-Party Platforms that they may access or interact with through Founder Buddies' services. Founder Buddies disclaims any responsibility for the actions, omissions, or conduct of Third-Party Platforms and their respective operators or administrators. Founder Buddies commits to disclosing the list of third parties that are partnered with or utilized to provide its services upon request by users.

User Registration Process

Founder Buddies utilizes Google OAuth and Magic Link for user registration and authentication. Details of this integration can be provided upon request.

Your Account is for your personal use only, and not for the use or access by any third party. In any event, you are fully responsible for all acts or omissions of any third party accessing and/or using your Account.

You agree that you will not use the Account to perform criminal activity of any sort, including but not limited to, money laundering, illegal gambling operations, terrorist financing, or malicious hacking.

  1. Profile Creation: Initiate the registration process by furnishing your personal particulars, including but not limited to your full name, gender, proficiency in the English language, preferred language, and a concise self-description.
  2. Startup Information: Provide comprehensive information concerning your startup, elucidating its key features and objectives.
  3. Meeting Preferences: Specify your meeting preferences, delineating your availability, and scheduling constraints.
  4. Founder Buddies Matching Preferences: Outline your preferences for matching with fellow founders, encompassing criteria such as common objectives, interests, or industries.
  5. Registration Screening: Each registration submission will undergo a thorough screening process. Founder Buddies retains the prerogative to accept or reject an application for program access. Upon acceptance, Founder Buddies will employ the information you provide to facilitate suitable match-ups within the Cohort. It is imperative to furnish accurate and detailed information to optimize your experience in the program.

Community Guidelines and Code of Conduct

Founder Buddies Community (“the Community”) is dedicated to fostering a supportive and professional environment for its members.

Founder Buddies reserves the right to enforce these guidelines at its discretion to ensure a respectful and productive community for all members. By using Founder Buddies, you acknowledge your understanding of and commitment to abide by these Community Guidelines and Code of Conduct.

To maintain the integrity and value of the Community, all users are expected to adhere to the following Community Guidelines and Code of Conduct:

  1. Respectful Introductions
    1. Treat introductions made through Founder Buddies with the same courtesy and professionalism you would extend to introductions from a friend or trusted colleague.
    2. Respond promptly to introduction messages for the week and engage in friendly and professional communication.
    3. Consistent failure to respond to introductions may result in the removal of users from the platform.
  2. Building Genuine Connections
    1. Founder Buddies emphasizes meaningful and open-ended conversations.
    2. Take time to build relationships with your matches.
  3. Professionalism
    1. Founder Buddies is exclusively for professional networking and knowledge sharing.
    2. Solicitation of products or services before or during meetings is not allowed and will lead to removal from the platform.
  4. Anti-Recruitment Policy
    1. Engaging in recruitment activities for companies employing strategies that encourage existing distributors to recruit new distributors (commonly known as Multi-level Marketing or Direct Sales) is strictly forbidden.
    2. Members are encouraged to report such behavior to our support team, and offenders will be promptly removed without prior warning.
  5. Promotion of a Positive Community
    1. Every member contributes to establishing and nurturing a positive, inclusive, and encouraging community.
    2. Discussions, posts, actions, or comments promoting hatred or any form of discrimination are unacceptable within the Community.
    3. Members engaging in such behavior will be removed from the platform.
  6. Reporting Violations
    1. All reports of hatred, violence, harassment, or violations of these Community Guidelines and Code of Conduct will be taken seriously.
    2. The safety and well-being of our members are paramount, and appropriate action will be taken in consultation with affected parties.
    3. If you have experienced any of these behaviors, please promptly inform Founder Buddies.
  7. Consequences of Violations
    Members found to have breached these Community Guidelines and Code of Conduct may be subject to removal from the Founder Buddies platform.

Information accuracy, Completeness, and Timeliness

We are not liable if the information on this site is not accurate, complete, or up to date. The information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, complete, or timely sources of information. Any reliance on this site’s content is entirely at your own risk.

This website might have some historical information on it. Historical information is, by definition, out of date and is provided solely for your convenience. We reserve the right to make changes to the contents of this site at any time, but we are under no obligation to do so.

Limitation of Liabilities

Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, for our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or for any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited under the Governing Law. We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked to our Website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsements by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. in no event shall we (or any of our suppliers or licensors) be liable to you (or to any other user) for any indirect, incidental, special, and/or consequential loss or damage, whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), or otherwise, even if we, or any of our suppliers, have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Moreover, we shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by inadequate handling of our products or from the use of any digital products supplied by us.

Errors, Inaccuracies, and Omissions

Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times, and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

We undertake no obligation to update, amend, or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.

Disclaimer of Warranties

We do not promise, represent, or warrant that your use of our service will be error-free, timely, secure, or uninterrupted. We make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or reliability of any results obtained through the use of the service. You agree that we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time without notice to you.

You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is entirely at your own risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available for your use, without any representation, warranties, or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless www.founderbuddies.com and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.


In the event that any provision of these Terms is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

These Terms shall be governed by the laws of Connecticut, USA (the “Governing Law”). The Parties acknowledge and affirm that they will adhere to all the applicable laws, rules, and regulations passed under the jurisdiction of the Connecticut, USA governing this Agreement. Any dispute will be subject to mediation or other arbitration mechanisms and the process shall be carried out as laid down under the Governing Law.


We will notify you in the event that we make material amendments to these Terms before the effective date of the enforcement of such amendments. Our revised Terms will always be available here. You agree to the revised Terms by continuing to avail and interact with our services.


Currently, Founder Buddies offers its services for free. However, the Service reserves the right to charge fees for its services in the future. Any changes to the fee structure will be communicated to users. We strongly recommend that users periodically review these Terms for updates regarding fees. Continued use of the service after any fee changes will constitute acceptance of the new fee structure.


For additional information about the Service, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) available at www.founderbuddies.com/faq.


After reviewing these Terms, if you have additional questions, want more information about our privacy practices, or would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at privacy@founderbuddies.com.

Last Updated: October 3, 2023