What we're about

The Startup Traction & Funding Network 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:
• Refining your startup idea
• Startup legal basics
• How to pitch your startup
• How to launch a global company
• How to raise funding for your startup
• And much more!

Join the group to be invited to our next event!

For information about the investors, incubators, and tech events available, see our list of Startup Resources ( https://fi.co/startup_resources ). Interested in perfecting your pitch? Read our Pitch Deck Guide ( https://fi.co/pitch_deck ) and download templates.

Upcoming events (1)

How (and Why) My Business Started in a Recession, by Chris Kelly (Online Event)

Chris Kelly co-founded a multi-million dollar business in 2009 during the "Great Recession," and is in the midst of launching another new venture now that we’re back in turbulent times. On this live and interactive online event we'll discuss how entrepreneurs can analyze our current economic situation and strategize to build businesses for the future. >>> THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT. Be sure to RSVP and join at https://event.webinarjam.com/register/42/g32qkuxq (or at http://onlinestartupevents.com if joining at the last minute) About Chris Kelly: ---- Chris is an entrepreneur who has founded various ventures, most notably, Convene and Evojets. Chris is a two time nominee for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year®️, winner of CoreNet Global's Young Leader of the Year Award, selected as Top Entrepreneur by Crain’s New York Business and is the only person to ever be twice recognized in Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs. Chris enjoys sharing his thoughts on culture, entrepreneurship and management with business leaders and students. Select lectures and speaking engagements include; Harvard Business School, The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, Columbia Business School, Cornell Baker School of Real Estate, The NYU Shack Institute of Real Estate, MIT Center for Real Estate, Fast Company Innovation Festival, YPO, Vistage, WORKTECH, CoreNet Global, Urban Land Institute and NAIOP. Chris has also consulted on workplace experience design for companies ranging from Google to General Electric. --- *NOTE: Even if you can't make the webinar, everyone who registers for the event will receive an audio & video recording via email after the event ends.

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