Welcome to the Founder’s Playbook beta site, which hosts a curated, searchable library of essential reading and example materials related to launching and growing a hard tech company.

How to use the Playbook:

  1. Already know what you’re looking for? Use the search bar at the top of the page to bring up all documents related to a specific topic (e.g. “intellectual property”)
  2. Want to educate yourself in a particular area? Resources in the Founder’s Playbook are categorized by the four pillars of a balanced company: technology, finance, market, and team. Use the tabs above to see all of the resources in each category.
  3. Not sure where to start? Take a look at the recommended reading from our community of experts or check out the most popular resources below

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Founding Partners & Playbook Curators
  • Cyclotron Road
  • MH
Contributing Partners
  • California Energy Commission
  • Breakthrough Energy