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Pitch Your Idea to a Silicon Valley Startup Expert (Live Online Webinar)

The Founder Hotseat is a live, interactive webinar designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs expert feedback on their startup ideas.

This will be the last webinar we run for a while, so be sure to join!

During this webinar, viewers can pitch their startup ideas to Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, to receive analysis and feedback. The best pitches will even be invited on screen, to pitch Adeo live, via webcam simulcast. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to RSVP, log on, and watch how an expert startup advisor evaluates new business ideas.

- THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT: It will take place at


About the Speaker: Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO, Founder Institute
Adeo Ressi is the Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator and entrepreneur training program. In addition, Adeo started, an exclusive community for entrepreneurs to rate and review venture capitalists. The Institute is the eighth start-up that Adeo has founded or built, four of which were acquired and three of which are still operating. Adeo is regarded as a worldwide expert on early-stage startups and venture capital, with numerous appearances in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, NBC News, ABC News, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Time Magazine, Entrepreneur, CNN, and more.

This Event is Hosted by the Founder Institute
If you are thinking about launching a company, then the Founder Institute may be a good option for you. In this part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. To apply for free ($50 value), visit

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  • Doug / I.

    That's all cool, Jonathan.

    Would suggest that you "open the valve", so to speak, and let what you consider "not so good" presentations or ideas through.

    When you do that, quite often, someone in the crowd may have a eureka moment and help point that person in a more fruitful direction.

    August 20, 2014

  • Jonathan G.

    We experienced some technical difficulties with the webinar platform unfortunately, which prevented some people from joining. If you missed it, you can see the archive video of the webinar at Perhaps we should run these using Google Hangouts in the future to prevent more tech problems? What do you think?

    August 20, 2014

  • Doug / I.

    Audio is 5 x 5, too!

    August 20, 2014

  • Doug / I.

    Oh. You now have to have a SpreeCast account. If you login, you'll be fine.

    August 20, 2014

  • Doug / I.

    There were a lot of audio difficulties before, so seeing this collapse isn't too surprising.

    I'm sure they'll eventually work it out.

    August 20, 2014

  • Doug / I.

    I went to the link and see nothing.

    It can't be me, because I've been able to successfully watch the Webcast before.

    We'll just have to watch the recorded version.

    August 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone else having issues getting in? i go to the page and it says that the account that is supposed to stream the event has expired

    August 20, 2014

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