• Pitch for Purpose Online Demo Day: Watch Live Global Startup Pitch Competition

    There is no shortage of problems facing humanity, but there is a shortage of ambitious entrepreneurs trying to solve them. On the "Pitch for Purpose Online Demo Day" event, you can watch three startups building impactful companies pitch to a panel of top investors and take questions from thousands of investors and entrepreneurs watching live. The three presenting companies were selected from nearly 200 applications from 30+ countries, and they are building products that can have a positive impact on humanity. The top ranked pitch from this event will also be crowned the "Pitch for Purpose Champion", receiving the opportunity to pitch onstage at the world’s top conference for future technologies, 4YFN (http://4yfn.com), and more. ** This is a live online event. Be sure to RSVP and join at https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/d1b47c1c73 ** This event will be hosted by Adeo Ressi (CEO of Founder Institute, 9X entrepreneur/ investor), and feature two leading Silicon Valley investors: - Noah Doyle: Managing Director at Javelin Venture Partners - Christine Herron: Advisor at Bullpen Capital & 500 Startups Be sure to join us live to ask questions of the presenting startups, and see how top investors evaluate businesses. Hope to see you there! ** NOTE: Even if you can't make the webinar, everyone who registers for the event will receive an audio & video recording a few hours after the event ends.

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  • Inside the Mind of a Silicon Valley Investor (Live Online Event)

    If you are looking to raise funding or build a startup that positively impacts society, then join this live Q&A webinar to learn: - How a successful Silicon Valley investor evaluates deals - What types of founders and businesses excite investors - Strategies for building an impactful technology company - The different stages of startups and investment - Strategies to mitigate the risk of your business in the eyes of an investor - And much more! --- THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT. REGISTER TODAY AT https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/55e6cb5615 --- Our featured speaker for this event is Pavel Cherkashin, an entrepreneur-turned-investor looking to fund impactful technologies, such as AI, self-driving tech, blockchain, and more. Currently Pavel is the Managing Partner at both Mindrock Capital and GVA Capital, overseeing over $200M in assets. Before he got into investing, Pavel founded several IT companies, including Actis (sold to Wunderman), AdWatch (sold to AEGIS/Isobar), and Sputnik Labs (sold to Technoserv). This webinar will be hosted by Mike Suprovici, EIR at the Founder Institute and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute. Audience members will be allowed to ask questions during the live event, but if you can't make it you can still RSVP to receive the webinar video recording. --- REGISTER TODAY AT https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/55e6cb5615

  • Future of Blockchain: Interactive Chat w/ the Co-Founder of Ethereum & Decentral

    -- This is a live and interactive online event. To get access and RSVP, visit https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/a38dd0642f -- Blockchain technology, and the larger "decentralization" movement, has the potential to change the world in ways we haven't seen since the beginning of the internet. We are only in the first wave of blockchain-powered technologies and financing models, and already many sectors are being disrupted —from marketing to manufacturing, from healthcare to energy, from law to accounting, and from venture capital to even music. Savvy entrepreneurs are leveraging the blockchain in preparation for a decentralized world, and on this special, interactive online event, you can hear from one of the world's foremost experts in the space (and ask questions). This live event will be hosted by Adeo Ressi (Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute), and feature special guest Anthony Di Iorio. Anthony Di Iorio is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, community organizer, and thought leader in the field of digital currencies, blockchain and decentralized technologies. In 2014, he co-founded the smart contract project Ethereum, which is now the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency valued at $30 billion. Anthony’s entire blockchain and cryptocurrencies investments have earned him a place on the Forbes list of the Richest In Cryptocurrency. Anthony is also the founder and CEO of Decentral (http://decentral.ca), a Toronto-based innovation hub and software development company focused on decentralized technologies, and Jaxx (https://jaxx.io), a digital asset wallet that empowers millions of people to control their digital lives. These two organizations recently partnered with the Founder Institute to launch the "Blockchain Founder Syndicate" (https://fi.co/join/blockchain), an initiative to help budding entrepreneurs launch 20 promising companies that leverage blockchain by 2019. On this webinar we will discuss: - What's true about blockchain, and what is hype - The different types of businesses and societal problems blockchain can help address - How entrepreneurs can leverage blockchain in all types of businesses, and how to get started - The future of blockchain, and where the evolution of the technology is headed We hope you will join us! -- RESERVE A SPOT [limited space]: https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/a38dd0642f -- ** Even if you can't make the live webinar, everyone who registers for the event will receive an audio & video recording approximately 72 hours after the event

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  • ACCRA Founder Institute Graduate Showcase & Networking Event

    KPMG Headquarters Ocean House

    The Founder Institute is the world’s most challenging and effective program to start a company. Join us for the Graduation of the latest Accra cohort, where you can see presentations from the newest Graduates that are building great startups. Learn the tips and tricks to building a company in Accra, and ask Graduates about their experience in the Founder Institute program. Angels, venture capitalists, media, mentors and the general public are invited to meet the most recent Graduates of the Founder Institute and learn about the diverse businesses that they are building. >> Who Should Attend? << - Angel and early-stage investors looking to invest in startups - Graduates, Mentors, and Friends of the Founder Institute - Anyone interested in launching a technology company in Accra - Anyone who is interested in innovative companies coming out of Accra >> Speakers include Emmanuel Buetey Noah (CEO, Benben) This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/149081/meetup This event is sponsored by the Founder Institute startup accelerator. Founder Institute provides a step-by-step program that gives startup founders the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs they need to start an enduring company. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide. If you have any feedback on this event, please let us know at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fi-events Also, remember to sign up for our Founder Insight mailing list to receive exclusive startup training videos and articles every Monday and Thursday: http://fi.co/subscribe

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  • ACCRA Founder Institute Graduate Showcase & Networking Event

    KPMG Headquarters Ocean House

    The Founder Institute is the world’s most challenging and effective program to start a company. Join us for the Graduation of the latest Accra cohort, where you can see presentations from the newest Graduates that are building great startups. Learn the tips and tricks to building a company in Accra, and ask Graduates about their experience in the Founder Institute program. Angels, venture capitalists, media, mentors and the general public are invited to meet the most recent Graduates of the Founder Institute and learn about the diverse businesses that they are building. >> Who Should Attend? << - Angel and early-stage investors looking to invest in startups - Graduates, Mentors, and Friends of the Founder Institute - Anyone interested in launching a technology company in Accra - Anyone who is interested in innovative companies coming out of Accra >> Speakers include Emmanuel Buetey Noah (CEO, Benben). >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/149071/meetup This event is sponsored by the Founder Institute startup accelerator. Founder Institute provides a step-by-step program that gives startup founders the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs they need to start an enduring company. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide. If you have any feedback on this event, please let us know at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fi-events Also, remember to sign up for our Founder Insight mailing list to receive exclusive startup training videos and articles every Monday and Thursday: http://fi.co/subscribe

  • Startup Office Hours: Get Business Advice from Experts

    KPMG Headquarters Ocean House

    If you have a startup or startup idea and would like to get feedback and guidance from top local entrepreneurs, then join this exclusive and public "Startup Office Hours" event. At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to pitch expert CEO mentors and ask them questions about their business strategy, key decisions, next steps, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how experienced entrepreneurs would tackle the problems you or others are facing. It is not required, but if you would like to pitch and get feedback please prepare some materials by completing this Office Hours Worksheet: https://fi.co/system/upload/FI_StartupOfficeHoursHandout.pdf and bringing it to the event. Those who don't participate can still watch and learn from the public feedback, and there will also be an open Q&A session with the Mentors. Speakers include Belinda Noah (Attorney, Minkah-Premo and Associates) and Emmanuel Noah (CEO, Quail Masters Ltd.). >> Who should Attend? << - Anyone who wants feedback from leading local CEOs - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company - Anyone who wants to learn about entrepreneurship This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/startup-office-hours-get-business-advice-from-experts-c5ccf1fd-dcbf-4054-a060-5dba13d76876/meetup This event is sponsored by the Founder Institute startup accelerator. Founder Institute provides a step-by-step program that gives startup founders the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs they need to start an enduring company. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide. If you have any feedback on this event, please let us know at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fi-events Also, remember to sign up for our Founder Insight mailing list to receive exclusive startup training videos and articles every Monday and Thursday: http://fi.co/subscribe

  • Accra Startup Legal 101: Advice from Top Startup Lawyers

    KPMG Headquarters Ocean House

    If you are interested in understanding how to set-up a company the right way, then join us for Startup Legal. Learn from a top local attorney the key things that you need to know to start your company. What is the most appropriate type of company to start? How do you deal with cofounders, initial team members and employees? What agreements should you have in place when you start, and what pitfalls should you avoid? >> Who Should Attend? << - Anyone interested in incorporating an early-stage company - Anyone that wants an understanding of basic corporate law - Anyone who has questions about Founder Institute legal agreements >> Speakers << - Belinda Noah (Attorney, Minkah-Premo and Associates) - Dr. (Mrs.) Leticia Osafo Addo (CEO, Samba Food Ltd.) - Spiros Tsaltas (Principal & Founder, HireLoyalty) - Paul Damalie (CEO, Inclusive Financial Technologies) - Nelson Amo (CEO, Wangara Capital) - Derry Dean Dadzie (CEO, DreamOval Limited) - Ethel Cofie (CEO, Edel Technology Consulting) - Charlotte Lily Baidoo (CEO, Women's World Banking Ghana) - Emmanuel Darko (CEO) >> What are some of the Topics? << - When should you incorporate your company - What are the steps to incorporate a business - What agreements should you understand as a Founder - How do you handle cofounders, team memebers and employees - What are the Founder Institute agreements and the Shared Liquidity Pool - and more... This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/149061/meetup This event is sponsored by the Founder Institute startup accelerator. Founder Institute provides a step-by-step program that gives startup founders the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs they need to start an enduring company. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide. If you have any feedback on this event, please let us know at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fi-events Also, remember to sign up for our Founder Insight mailing list to receive exclusive startup training videos and articles every Monday and Thursday: http://fi.co/subscribe

  • Accra Pitch Bootcamp: Learn to Pitch Your Ideas Like a Pro!

    KPMG Headquarters Ocean House

    Pitching your startup ideas effectively is a crucial skill that will help you acquire financing, customers, partners, and top talent. In just three hours, the Startup Pitch Bootcamp will help you improve your pitching skills and recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop features talks by leading startup Founders designed to help you understand the key ingredients of a successful pitch. Then, you can apply that learning and pitch to both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback in a relaxed setting. Join us for a fun evening! >> Speakers include Belinda Noah (Attorney, Minkah-Premo and Associates) >> Who Should Attend the Pitch Bootcamp? << - Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching. - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company. - Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder. This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/162811/meetup This event is sponsored by the Founder Institute startup accelerator. Founder Institute provides a step-by-step program that gives startup founders the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs they need to start an enduring company. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide. If you have any feedback on this event, please let us know at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fi-events Also, remember to sign up for our Founder Insight mailing list to receive exclusive startup training videos and articles every Monday and Thursday: http://fi.co/subscribe

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  • Accra Startup Ideas Bootcamp - Get Feedback on Your Ideas from Experts!

    KPMG Headquarters Ocean House

    You have an idea for a startup, but don't know what to do next? In just three hours, the Startup Ideation Bootcamp will help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas, determine the next steps, and even recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop begins with talks by leading startup Founders designed to teach you the components of good and bad startup ideas. For example, is your market big enough, is there organic growth potential, and a clear path to profitability? Then, attendees can share their ideas with both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback. Join us for a fun evening! >> Speakers << - Belinda Noah (Attorney, Minkah-Premo and Associates) - Emmanuel Buetey Noah (CEO, Benben) >> Who Should Attend the Ideation Bootcamp? << - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company. - Anyone who would like feedback on their ideas or pitch. - Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder. >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/149921/meetup This event is sponsored by the Founder Institute startup accelerator. Founder Institute provides a step-by-step program that gives startup founders the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs they need to start an enduring company. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide. If you have any feedback on this event, please let us know at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fi-events Also, remember to sign up for our Founder Insight mailing list to receive exclusive startup training videos and articles every Monday and Thursday: http://fi.co/subscribe

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  • Accra Pitch Bootcamp: Learn to Pitch Your Ideas Like a Pro!

    KPMG Headquarters Ocean House

    Pitching your startup ideas effectively is a crucial skill that will help you acquire financing, customers, partners, and top talent. In just three hours, the Startup Pitch Bootcamp will help you improve your pitching skills and recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop features talks by leading startup Founders designed to help you understand the key ingredients of a successful pitch. Then, you can apply that learning and pitch to both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback in a relaxed setting. Join us for a fun evening! >> Speakers << - Belinda Noah (Attorney, Minkah-Premo and Associates) - Emmanuel Buetey Noah (CEO, Benben) - Emmanuel Darko (CEO) >> Who Should Attend the Pitch Bootcamp? << - Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching. - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company. - Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder. This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/149091/meetup This event is sponsored by the Founder Institute startup accelerator. Founder Institute provides a step-by-step program that gives startup founders the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs they need to start an enduring company. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide. If you have any feedback on this event, please let us know at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fi-events Also, remember to sign up for our Founder Insight mailing list to receive exclusive startup training videos and articles every Monday and Thursday: http://fi.co/subscribe

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