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Camp edition

October 17-20, 2022, in Asheville, NC

An ecosystem of founders and funders of profitable, sustainable, calm businesses


Founder Summit Camp Edition
October 17-20, 2022, in Asheville, NC
Founder Summit Camp Edition
October 17-20, 2022, in Asheville, NC
Founder Summit Camp Edition
October 17-20, 2022, in Asheville, NC
Founder Summit Camp Edition
October 17-20, 2022, in Asheville, NC
Founder Summit Camp Edition
October 17-20, 2022, in Asheville, NC
Founder Summit Camp Edition
October 17-20, 2022, in Asheville, NC

Join 150+ friendly founders and funders of calm companies

Whether you consider yourself an entrepreneur, a bootstrapped founder, a maker or otherwise—if you’re building a company, you belong at Founder Summit. You’ll be joined by Calm Company Fund portfolio founders and mentors, as well as other like-minded founders that are prioritizing and pursuing sustainable success.

As for programming, the panels and workshops are all led by incredible founders who have actually done the thing you’re trying to do—whether that’s building a profitable business for the long term, or locking down a 7-figure exit.

Why host in Asheville?

Situated on 1,400 acres in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, our fall venue has its own 30-acre lake, 20 miles of private hiking trails, a child rec center (bring the family!) and an absolute embarrassment of rocking chairs.

The rustic setting is perfect for morning meditations, afternoon hikes or yoga, and lakeside drinks each evening. Plus, the fully-updated, feature-rich lodgings means you don’t have to choose between having your very own fireplace and really good wifi.

The retreat is nicely secluded, but it’s also just a short drive to a bustling downtown, the waterfalls of Dupont State Forest, and several of the region’s apple orchards. You might even want to add a few days to the beginning and/or end of your conference to avail yourself of everything Asheville has to offer.


Meet the leaders shaping your future
Sahil Lavingia
Founder, Gumroad
Ben Orenstein
Co-Founder, Tuple
Steph Smith
Podcast Host, Andreessen Horowitz
Kaleem Clarkson
Founder, Blend Me, Inc
Jeffrey Kaplan
Director, Venture Asheville
Meherwan Irani
Co-Founder, Chai Pani Restaurant Group
Molly Irani
Co-Founder, Chai Pani Restaurant Group
Connie Matisse
Founder, East Fork Pottery
Alexis Grant
Founder, They Got Acquired
Caro Griffin
General Manager, Tech Ladies
Najva Sol
Head of Product, Calm Company Fund
Angela Parker
Founder, Executive Coach
Colin Gray
Founder, The Podcast Host + Alitu
Jonny Miller
Founder, Curious Humans
Justin Kazmark
Strategic Communications & PR Advisor
Justin Klemm
Founder, Ghost Inspector
Quinn Zeda
Founder, Conversion Crimes
Sarah Chappell
Founder, Holistic Business Academy
August Flanagan
Founder, Cronitor
Anna Maste
Founder, Subscribe Sense
Baird Hall
Founder, Churnkey + Wavve
David Kofoed Wind
Founder, Eduflow
Kt McBratney
Co-founder & Chief Community Officer, OwnTrail
Yasmeen Turayhi
Product Marketing Agency, Modern Product
Tyler King
Founder, Less Annoying CRM
Sibi Murugesan
Chief of Staff, Calm Company Fund + Founder, Apple & Banana
Tyler Tringas
Founder, Calm Company Fund
Ryan Tansom
Co-Founder, Arkona
Abe Crystal
Founder, ruzuku, Inc
Alan Pinstein
VP Product & Strategy, Showcase IDX
Antoine Finkelstein


Lose an arrow or two over at the archery range.

Just please watch where you're pointing that thing.


Paddle Boarding

Step outside of your cottage and paddle across the placid surface of Kanuga Lake.



The Tennis courts are open for you to have a friendly wager with a new or old friend between presentations and other activities.


Kayaking & Canoes

Grab a boat, some oars, and another founder (or two) and head out for a relaxing paddle on the water.


Founder love from our 2021 Summit

Apply for an Invite

Limited tickets and on-site accommodations available.

$ 1,595 USD

All Founder Summit registrations include meals, on-site activities, access to all workshops, panels, and special events.

*We want everyone at Founder Summit to have an incredible experience, and curating a space exclusively for founders is core to that. Actual humans on our team will be reading your invite requests, and double-checking you're a friendly founder.

We are committed to providing equitable access to Founder Summit, and have a limited number of scholarships available for bootstrapped founders. Apply here.