next play

We set up curated gatherings for world-class people exploring what comes next. You can come from any industry, any geography, and be at any stage. Everything is off the record and confidential.


Curated gatherings of top-notch founders and operators who are openly or secretly exploring what comes next. You may be considering starting a company, joining your next thing, or unsure.

Taking place in New York, San Francisco, and Tel Aviv today. More cities to come. Coming soon: Seattle, Austin, Boston, and London.


We’re pairing good people who are thinking about what comes next, anywhere in the world, as a way to spark ideas, build momentum, and chat about what may come next.

Sending out high quality matches every few months.

Join world-class people from Stripe, OpenAI, Notion, Retool, Y Combinator, Rippling, Silver Lake, Sequoia, SpaceX, Figma, Replit, Nasa, Coinbase, Airbnb, Instacart, Goldman Sachs, and more. The list will remain confidential and private.

Examples of people who join

  • second time founder who sold their previous company and exploring starting a new company
  • engineering leader from Series C company looking to join a new company or potentially start a company
  • VP growth at FAANG company thinking about joining an early stage startup

who’s behind this

ben lang jordan gonen raphael ouzan

want to host a gathering with us in your city?

email ben at

how does this make money?

next play is entirely free to you. we help run next play because we genuinely enjoy meeting and helping great people.


email ben at