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!

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Upcoming events (2)

Startup Angel & VC Funding: Raising Money in Austin

Do you have a business idea or product that needs funding? Do you want to learn how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it? Then join us for this fundraising workshop, which will provide practical, step by step advice, and feature talks from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money for their businesses, and investors actively funding businesses. Learn expert tips, big pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more. Join us for a great event! >> Featuring: - Martin Martinez (Managing Director, Founder Institute Texas) >> Who Should Attend? - Anyone who is thinking about raising money for their idea or business - Anyone that wants an understanding of fundraising for early stage businesses and products >> What are some of the Topics? - The key metrics and pre-requisites for raising funding, and the anatomy of a "fundable" company - How to make yourself more attractive to investors - How to utilize online fundraising networks and platforms, like AngelList, Gust, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo. - How to meet and work with different sources of capital, such as friends and family, angel investors, venture capitalists, government grants and loans, and more. - and more... >> >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/194051/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

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 startups that are building impactful companies pitch to a panel of top investors and take questions from thousands of investors and entrepreneurs watching live. The top ranked pitch from the 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), Fellowships to attend any Founder Institute program worldwide, and Office Hours with top global entrepreneurs. ** This is a live online event. Be sure to RSVP and join at http://FI.co/demo ** If you are interested in also joining the free pitch competition, then read on... --- The Pitch for Purpose Competition (http://FI.co/good), from the Founder Institute, aims to empower and showcase ambitious entrepreneurs building impactful businesses across the globe. In this free and open pitch competition, any entrepreneur or team building an impactful business with less than $250,000 USD in funding can submit a video pitch for a chance to be present on the Online Demo Day, judged by top venture capitalists and broadcast live to thousands of global viewers. This competition is 100% free, and you only need to submit a simple 30-second video to enter (mobile "selfie" videos are okay). ** Apply to the Pitch for Purpose Competition today at http://FI.co/good , or see the latest entrants and vote for the businesses you think can have the greatest positive impact on the world at https://www.facebook.com/FounderInstitute/app/36495350702/. ** Applicable businesses include any products that can positively shape the future of our society, including those addressing gender and racial equality, space exploration, clean technology, food and water, fertility, financial inclusion, housing and urban planning, governance and democracy, education, healthcare and biotech, and other related fields. Learn more about the competition at http://FI.co/good , and be sure to register for the "Pitch for Purpose Online Demo Day" at http://FI.co/demo . ** 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. Hope to see you there!

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