We believe in a community of founders empowering other founders to build a better world

Our Big Tech backgrounds showed us how to build and scale great products - but how does a founder create something important when they no longer have a two-pizza team, unlimited budget, and a credible household name with millions of users? That's where we come in.
Venture Lab
Our mentors and program guide early-stage founders along the complicated steps of their fundraising journey.
Founder Network
Gain support on your biggest startup challenges while connecting with other founders.
Moonlighter Lab
A program for moonlighters to reach the next level. Actionable feedback from a curated community with a shared background.

Welcome to Venture Out

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  • Resources

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About the Team

Sean Sternbach
Co-Founder
Product @ Amazon. Former EIR at the Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Co-founder of Gingr. Co-founder of Community Access Fund.
Ken Horenstein
Co-Founder
Market Development @ M12, Microsoft’s Venture Fund. Audience Marketing Manager - Independent Software Vendors @ Microsoft.
Lisa Jensen
Program Manager
UW Graduate in Marketing and Operations. Former UW Women's Soccer Co-Captain.

Venture Out is a proud member of The University of Washington's Venture Fellows Program.

The UW Venture Fellows Program gives 1st year MBA students real-world experience with Seattle’s top VC funds, labs, and studios.
Meet our current Venture Fellow, Emily Kwong. She’s helping VO with market research, due diligence, and other helpful projects.