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Join our community today and get real-world insights from Founders who have been in your shoes to help you through the biggest challenges you will encounter when building your start-up

What We help with

Founders are constantly embattled in their journeys - from challenges and conflicts with co-founders, investors, executives, employees, and partners - the role can be highly isolating and it can be difficult to find anyone who's been in your position who can lend guidance and perspective. That's where we help.


Incorporating your company incorrectly can haunt you forever. We'll show you the controls to include to ensure you have control of your company ongoing.


Co-Founder conflicts are the #1 struggle that kill start-ups. We'll show you how to establish ground rules to ensure that there are not power struggles later.


We'll help you understand critical negotiables when engaging investors to ensure that you do not give up unnecessary ownership and control.


Most attorneys represent founders and investors. We'll show you how to navigate that conflict of interest.

Hiring and Firing

Building a great team will be the single biggest factor in your success. We share proven insights into recruiting, compensation, and motivation, as well as exiting under performers.

Board of Directors

Founder-CEOs report to the board, so when building a board, you're effectively hiring your boss. We'll show you how to do it without getting fired.


The majority of founders never see a dime from the companies they started. We can help ensure that you have the correct mechanisms in place and know the right timing to get liquidity.

And more...

Being a founder is the hardest job you'll ever have, and on top of that it can be incredibly isolating. We've been there and we are here to help with your biggest challenges.

"Ryan's content is absolutely something that every founder must know!"

Harsh Mulik, Founder, HumLife360


The Founder advisor

Ryan Howard

Recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, one of the Top 40 under 40 by the San Francisco Business Times, one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, and as one of the Silicon Valley Top 100 by Business Insider.

Ryan lectures at Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCSF, Wharton, Microsoft, The Vatican Conference, HIMSS, SDForum, VentureBeat's HealthBeat, Health 2.0, Vator, and Commonwealth Club, and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Times, Wired, Forbes, and featured in the Harvard Business Review as an innovative leader.

In 2005 he founded Practice Fusion, and as the CEO, grew it into the largest Electronic Health Record Platform for doctors and patients in the US. Serving over 110 million patients, and bringing it to $50M in revenue and a $700M valuation. Practice Fusion exited to Allscripts in 2018 (Stanford case study:

After leaving the Practice Fusion in 2015, the subsequent management team partnered with an opioid manufacturer and
leveraged the platform to encourage doctors on the platform to prescribe opioids to patients. Based on this experience, Ryan created a framework to help other founders ensure that their companies are not corrupted and can achieve the social impact they originally intended (more here:

In 2016 he founded 100Plus, the fastest growing Remote Patient Monitoring Platform in the US assisting seniors in monitoring their chronic conditions. 100Plus exited to Connect America in 2021 (Harvard case study:

He has had the privilege of being coached by Bill Campbell, Tony Robbins, and Cora Tellez.

He now partners with founders on how to design their companies and implement controls within in their articles of incorporation, board structure, and founder employment agreements to ensure that they can maintain control of the companies they started, as well as ensure they see a positive financial outcome, regardless of their company’s ultimate outcome (more here:

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