What we're about

Startup Founder 101 brings together aspiring and experienced tech entrepreneurs to discuss, meet, and collaborate to build great new startups, and to push the local startup ecosystem forward.

This group hosts numerous free events throughout the year where you can learn the best practices of starting a company from people who have been there and done that. You’ll have the opportunity to meet local founders and investors, exchange ideas with experts, get feedback on your idea, participate in startup workshops, and more.

Typical startup event topics include:
• Coming up with a strong startup idea
• Startup legal basics
• How to pitch your startup
• Starting a company without quitting your day job
• How to raise funding for your startup
• And much more!

Join the group to be invited to our next event!

Upcoming events (2)

How to Launch a Space Startup: AMA w/ Dan Lopez (Head of Product for Arkisys)

In times like these, smart entrepreneurs start building the future. If you have questions about building a startup in Silicon Valley, then join this interactive online event led by Local Leaders and Mentors from the Silicon Valley Founder Institute (the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator program). This "AMA" ("Ask me Anything") webinar will cover all topics related to entrepreneurship, the Founder Institute, and more. Come ready with your questions, we are here to answer them! ❯ Guest Speakers include: - Dan Lopez (Chief Strategy Officer, Arkisys) - Ryan Micheletti (Head of Global Operations) ❯ Who should Attend? - Anyone interested in building a startup in Silicon Valley - Entrepreneurs with questions about starting and growing a technology business - Anyone interested in learning more about the Founder Institute Silicon Valley Virtual 2021 program ❯❯ This is a live, interactive online event, so be sure to RSVP at https://fi.co/e/240674/meetup to receive the Zoom URL to join us live!

Networking for a Remote Startup Co-Founder (Online Event)

Online event

One of the most difficult yet important steps in founding a startup is building a great co-founder team. While many founders may want to do it alone, there are many benefits to having a co-founder, and taking the time to establish a quality team can mean the difference between failure or success. Join us for this fun and interactive online event where you will learn best practices for finding and formalizing a co-founder. In addition, you will have the opportunity to network with others across many different regions looking for a co-founder through a fun group networking and one-to-one networking experience. >>> This is an interactive online event with limited capacity. To secure your spot, please visit https://fi.co/startupwebinar/3872/ It is not required, but to get the most out of this co-founder networking event: --- - Come prepared for live video networking and be ready to ask and answer, “34 questions all Co-Founders Should Ask” during the networking portion of the event. - Update your LinkedIn profile prior to the event for an optimal networking experience Who Should Attend? --- - Anyone looking for a co-founder and looking to learn about co-founder relationships - Anyone who wants to learn about the resources available for local entrepreneurs What is the Agenda? --- - Introduction - Short presentation & Q&A on best practices for finding and formalizing a co-founder - Group and one-to-one speed networking with others looking for a co-founder

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