• How to Fund Radical Startup Ideas, with Peter Diamandis (Live Online Event)

    ** This is a live online event. To register and join, visit http://fi.co/webinars ** As technology advances at an exponential speed, there are amazing opportunities for entrepreneurs to build radical businesses that positively impact society. However, ambitious startups typically require large amounts of capital, and finding investors patient enough to wait for long-term results. Join this special online Q&A event to learn how can an entrepreneur with a big vision can raise the required funds, find investors, and leverage alternative funding opportunities. Due to popular demand, we will once again welcome Dr. Peter H. Diamandis as our special guest. Named one of "The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine, Diamandis is the Founder/ Co-Founder of the XPRIZE Foundation, which solves the world’s grand challenges through incentive competitions; Celularity, a cell therapeutics company delivering allogeneic cellular therapies engineered from the human placenta; BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250M investing in exponential technologies; and Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies. Join this interactive online discussion as Diamandis and Adeo Ressi (CEO of the Founder Institute) discuss how entrepreneurs can get the funding they need to make the world a better place. ** This is a live online event. Be sure to join at http://fi.co/webinars ** About the Guest Speaker --- Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” – by Fortune Magazine. In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures. Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges. In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and mining of asteroid for precious materials. Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think. Abundance was #1 on Amazon and #2 on New York Times. He earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.” ** 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! ** This is a live online event. Be sure to join at http://fi.co/webinars **

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  • WLOUNGE & Founder Institute - Making Women Business Ready

    #ImAmagda & Founder Institute About this Event This is an open invitation, especially for those who need a strong community to find their education, inspiration, connections, opportunity, mentorship, role-models, funding and so much more... Think about a woman, smart and professional, who wants to build her way to success. Can she succeed by herself? Alone? Of course not! Each one of us can be the change creator! WLOUNGE is a top connector, playing locally and globally in the tech ecosystems and connecting the old industry with the younger one. Every top performing professional is backed by super strong network that can really support their growth. For this we have started a movement #ImAmagda #ImAmagda movement has many faces, our ambassadors and our partners, collaborators locally and globally. In this event, join us to show how we are all part of #ImAmagda movement, which stands for "Making Women Business Ready"! We will be supported by the Founder Institute (https://fi.co/s/Berlin), who have been boosting entrepreneurship with aspiring entrepreneurs of all age groups, nationalities, ethnic groups and genders since 2010 in Berlin. >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/215452/meetup. For more free startup events, visit https://FI.co/s/Berlin/. To apply directly for our next term starting September 2019, visit https://FI.co/join/meetup -- We look forward to seeing you on the 4th of September!

  • WLOUNGE & Founder Institute - Making Women Business Ready

    We know that Berlin is full of entrepreneurial women and this event aims to bring women together and give you access to top female entrepreneurs and passionate women in business. They will share their 'why', their stories, challenges, successes, tips and answer your burning questions about entrepreneurship. Join us for a roundtable in this closed setting where we discuss being a female entrepreneur. Each one of us can be the change creator! WLOUNGE (https://www.wlounge.de/) is a top connector, playing locally and globally in the tech ecosystems and connecting the old industry with the younger one. In this event, join us to show how we are all part of #ImAmagda movement, which stands for "Making Women Business Ready"! >> Featuring: - Mali M Baum (CEO & Founding Partner, WLOUNGE | MAGDA GROUP) - Karolina Attspodina (Founding Partner & CIO, WLOUNGE | MAGDA GROUP) >> Who should Attend? - Tonight it’s all about women in technology and entrepreneurship - Anyone interested in entrepreneurship - Anyone who is keen to learn from an inspiring, enlightening and authentic conversation - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company but is unsure about what to do next - Anyone interested in meeting fellow female entrepreneurs starting a company - Anyone interested in meeting Founder Institute Directors or Mentors >> What is the Agenda? - Short introductions to the Founder Institute, WLounge and the ImAmagda movement - Stories from female founders - Q&A Panel - Networking and Socializing! >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/215452/meetup

  • Getting Investor Ready - when should you raise capital?

    betahaus | Kreuzberg

    We’re excited to hold a networking event with seedrs (https://www.seedrs.com) where you'll have the opportunity to meet the German Team of seedrs and the Berlin team of Founder Institute and discuss two key questions that all entrepreneurs face: When is your business ready to fundraise? And how do you position your company to potential investors? Join us on the 22nd of August at 6pm and see if your business is ready for its next fundraising round. During the evening we'll share: - key milestones to hit before you raise - how to position your company to investors - different types and sources of investment. And we'll share some examples of German businesses that have already raised successfully on Seedrs such as Sono Motors, TINT. Yoga and Bonaverde. Spaces are limited, so please register today to secure your place. >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/215193/meetup. For more free startup events, visit https://FI.co/s/Berlin/. To apply directly for our next term starting September 2019, visit https://FI.co/join/meetup --- Also remember to sign up for our Founder Insight mailing list to receive exclusive startup training videos and articles every Monday and Thursday: http://eepurl.com/SLa We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd of August!

  • F-Impact: Pitch & Put your idea under pressure before others do it!

    >> WHAT'S F-IMPACT ALL ABOUT The F-IMPACT meetup is brought to you by the Founder Institute and ThePlace and is a unique opportunity for young founders and aspiring entrepreneurs to step up and fight for their startup. You’ll be put in the spotlight in front of an audience and given 5 minutes to pitch (no slides, just you!) your company or your idea – but this isn’t a normal pitch. You do not do it for investors, but in front of a crowd of people ready to reveal any cracks in the pitch, product and idea. To make the most of it, we have a experienced entrepreneur to view your pitch and give dedicated feedback. And you never know – maybe some good contacts will come out of it, as well. In the past events, people found their co-founders, startups did crucial but successful pivots after the feedback, and some founders qualified for a fellowship at the founder institute. >> THE ASK Come as a listener or prepare a 5 min pitch – it’s up to you. All are welcome. Many times in the past, we’ve had audience members come just to listen to other pitches, but after a few times finally gained the courage to come onstage and share their startup idea. And the best part is that no one has regretted it. >> WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU This is a chance for you to get objective feedback and advice from people who know what they’re talking about, so you can pivot or drop your idea before putting in too much work. So many founders become too focused in their own idea world that they can’t see what’s wrong with what they’re doing or where they're headed – we're here to change that. ::: The Founder Institute - Win a scholarship! The Founder Institute Berlin (https://FI.co/s/Berlin/FImpact) will be hosting all of the F-Impact Fall 2019 Sessions together with ThePlace. We will give you a short overview over the largest early stage accelerator and how we can support you in turning your idea into a business. And we will grant a scholarship for our Fall 2019 batch for the best applicant out of these F-Impact sessions (make sure to use the URLs below!) For more free startup events, visit https://FI.co/s/Berlin/FImpact. To apply directly for our next term starting January 2019, visit https://FI.co/join/FImpact ::: ThePlace In the beating heart of Berlin, The Place has been supporting innovation for 6 years now. The Place is a launchpad where brilliant founders connect with other key players in the tech ecosystem to bring their ideas to the next level.

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  • Founder Night Out: Network with Local Entrepreneurs

    UNICORN.BERLIN

    If you have a startup idea or idea-stage company and you are interested in the Founder Institute program, then join us for the Founder Night Out. Meet fellow peers that are applying to the program or already enrolled, as well as the program Directors and Mentors. Socialize over drinks with other entrepreneurs at the same stage of development. Meet potential Co-Founders. Meet potential partners. Most of all, have fun! >> Featuring: - Ferdinand Mühlhäuser (Lead Director, Founder Institute Berlin) - Dirk Müller Dornieden (Managing Director, Founder Institute Berlin) - more tbd. >> Who should Attend? - Anyone interested in joining the Founder Institute program - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company - Anyone interested in meeting Founder Institute Graduates, Directors or Mentors >> What is the Agenda? - Networking, Socializing and Drinks >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/202751/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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  • Founder Institute Graduate Showcase and Information Session

    The Founder Institute is the world’s most challenging and effective step-by-step program to start a company. Many leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used our program to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more. Join us for an informational event where you be treated with some off our graduates pitching and can meet directors and graduates, ask questions and learn how you can launch a startup in Berlin with our help. :::: Featuring: - Yascha Roshani, CEO, Craft Exchange - Michael Debuschewitz, Founder&CEO, senden24 GmbH - Shuhrat Ashurov, Founder & CEO, StoryPack - More to be announced :::: Who Should Attend? • 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 • Anyone interested in learning about the Founder Institute program ::::: What is the Agenda? • Welcome and Socializing • Introduction to the Founder Institute • Pitches of selected recent graduates • Question and Answer with local director and graduate panel • Attendee Introductions • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/202741/meetup. For more free startup events, visit https://FI.co/s/Berlin/. To apply directly for our next term starting September 2019, visit https://FI.co/join/meetup Hope to see you there! --- Also remember to sign up for our Founder Insight mailing list to receive exclusive startup training videos and articles every Monday and Thursday: http://eepurl.com/SLa

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  • Venture Funding for Female Founders: AMA with Cat Lee of Maveron (Online Event)

    According to several reports, less than 3% of all venture capital funding goes to female founders. If you want to get advice on how female founders can close a funding round (despite the inordinate challenge), then join this interactive online AMA ("Ask me Anything") featuring Cat Lee, Partner at Maveron (a leading Silicon Valley venture capital fund). ** This is a live online event. Be sure to RSVP and join at https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/f2c19627e5 ** ** Please submit your funding questions for Cat here: https://forms.gle/xbev1o7KsFBiUu3g6 Cat is the newest partner at Maveron (http://maveron.com), an early-stage consumer-tech venture firm. Previously, Cat spent the last six years at Pinterest (Head of Culture, Global Partner Marketing, Growth, Product). Before joining Pinterest, Cat worked at Facebook across various roles on their developer platform team. She has an MBA from University of Michigan and a BS in Computer Science from Stanford. Join this interactive online discussion as Rachel Sheppard (Co-Founder of the Female Founder Initiative, and Global Marketing Manager at the Founder Institute) and Cat field all the questions you have about startup funding. ** 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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  • How Entrepreneurs Can Build the Future, with Peter Diamandis (Live Online Event)

    The speed at which technology advances is exponential, and as a result it can be challenging for us to grasp how quickly our society can change. This exponential rate of change creates amazing opportunities for entrepreneurs to build businesses that can not only positively impact society, but also shape the future. Nobody understands this better than Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, who has devoted his life to using exponential technologies to transform and build the future of a number of industries. Named one of "The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine, Diamandis is the Founder/ Co-Founder of the XPRIZE Foundation, which solves the world’s grand challenges through incentive competitions; Human Longevity Inc., which is transforming the healthcare industry and solving aging-related diseases; Planetary Resources, which is making once-scarce resources abundant; and Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies. Join this interactive online discussion as Diamandis and Adeo Ressi (CEO of the Founder Institute) discuss how entrepreneurs can leverage exponentially growing technologies to better the lives of billions. ** This is a live online event. Be sure to join at https://events.genndi.com/live/169105139238452470/43c84a8220/-1/ ** About the Guest Speaker --- Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” – by Fortune Magazine. In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures. Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges. In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and mining of asteroid for precious materials. Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think. Abundance was #1 on Amazon and #2 on New York Times. He earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.” ** 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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  • 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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