An exclusive network of IIT grads working together to start and build companies.


What's IIT Build?

We want to help the next generation of IIT alumni start, build, and scale companies. 

We select 10 folks per month and work closely with them to achieve this. No fees, no cost.

Part of a small, hand-selected 10-person cohort.

Kick-off dinner with Ashu Garg and our investment team.

Access to Foundation Capital investment team for ideating and brainstorming.

Cofounder matching

Online community

Monthly educational events

Office space (SF)

Vendor discounts (AWS, Azure, etc)


Requirements to join

We will expand this program over time. Stay tuned for details. For now, we’re looking for:

IIT grad

Located in the Bay Area

We will offer additional locations in the future!

Company founder

Ready to build.

It’s free to join! We’re not investing and you’re not giving up equity. We want to help you build!

Our IIT portfolio companies
Ikigai labs logo
Coefficient company logo
dragonfruit company logo

Deadline to apply for the next cohort:

June 30th, 2024

If you have questions about the program, please email [email protected].


1 year. There will be initial gatherings over the first 30 days, and then we’ll continue to offer you opportunities to join events.

For this initial cohort, we’re only accepting folks based in the Bay Area. We’ll widen this in the future.

We would prefer to meet in person. We have offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco. We will take a poll for the preferred location.

We’ll ask for ~2 hours of your time per week. We hope you spend significantly more outside of the program building.