Frequently Asked Questions
What are the membership fees?
Thanks to our generous partners and sponsors, membership dues for startups are only $250 per month, paid quarterly.
What is the time commitment to participate?
Members are required to attend all pod sessions. Sessions will be scheduled amongst your group members, at a time convenient for everyone. Pods meet approximately once a month and each session generally lasts 3 hours.
When is OTR coming to my city?
Hopefully soon! We are working hard to expand to new cities and entrepreneurial hubs. The best way to guarantee we get to your city is to sign up for the waitlist and share that link with other startup founders and investors in your city. The more the demand, the sooner we can get a chapter set up!
Can my co-founders also participate?
Yes! We even have specialized pods so that each C-level founder can cover topics specific to his/her role (e.g. CTO, CRO).
Can my staff also participate?
Off The Record is focused on building a community for startup founders. While your team members cannot participate in founder pods and certain member-only events, we do organize events specifically for other members of your team, such as digital marketing workshops, PR/media events, and more.
How often do you host events?
Chapter events are held 1-2 times per month and include happy hours, group workshops, fireside chats, or local outings. Some events are open to team members outside of the founding team.
Will I be in the same pod as my co-founders?
Each co-founder in a company plays a unique role and has different needs. With that in mind, we assign co-founders from the same company into different pods to best suit their specific needs.
What are the requirements to join Off The Record?
Off The Record is a unique organization created to support founders in fast growing startups. To qualify to participate, you must meet the following criteria:
How does my firm become a Venture Fund Partner?
Our recognized Venture Fund Partners can endorse their portfolio companies to become members of OTR and participate in OTR related programming. To become a recognized partner please complete this form.
How does the application process work?
Once you submit your application, a member of the OTR team will reach out to you to confirm your eligibility. Our goal is to better understand you and your co-founders’ needs. We will also review the participation guidelines with you and issue an invoice for the first quarter membership dues.