The Bullish team has a long-standing tradition of hosting Office Hours for founders (and aspiring founders) building consumer companies. We know that entrepreneurship is hard, and the venture capital landscape can be intimidating. Our Office Hours are an opportunity for founders to connect with Bullish in a low-stakes, non-evaluative setting.
Bullish itself wouldn’t exist without office hours. Bullish Founder and Managing Partner Mike Duda attended First Round Capital’s open office hours in 2009 to pressure-test his idea for what we know as Bullish today.
We hope to extend the same opportunity to consumer founders building the next great brands.
Upcoming Office Hours
February 7, 2024 - For founders building in Health and Wellness (Sign up)
February 28, 2024 - For founders based in Austin, TX (Sign up)
To be notified as we add new sessions, share your interest here.
About Office Hours
Who are Bullish Office Hours for?
Bullish Office Hours are for US-based founders (or aspiring founders) of consumer companies. Your company could be in the “just an idea” stage to “considering an exit.”
What can I expect from Bullish Office Hours?
Office Hours are 20-minute Zoom sessions with a Bullish General Partner and Investor. The time can be used for pitch practice, business plan feedback, marketing advice, or however you’d like to spend the time.
How should I prepare for Office Hours?
Have an ask. Office hours are first and foremost intended to be useful for you. Tell us what you're hoping to get out of the conversation - whether that's pitch feedback, fundraising guidance, brand brainstorming, or just someone to talk to about how to get started.
Make it dialogue-driven. This isn’t Shark Tank - we don’t need to see a 20-minute pitch. We want to be useful and constructive in any way possible.
Come with a brief, high-level overview of what you're building or want to build. You don't have to have a fully-formed pitch, but it helps to ground these conversations in a clear description of your company or idea.
How do I sign up?
We host Office Hours monthly, typically for founders building in specific geographies or consumer sectors. Sign up here to be notified when we announce new sessions relevant to you.