• How to Determine if Startup Life is Right for You [Partner Event]

    This event is hosted by our partner Startup Boston. RSVPing on this Meetup doesn't guarantee you access to this event. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-determine-if-startup-life-is-right-for-you-tickets-64920075694 This group of startup experts and veterans share their experiences in the startup world and why they ultimately decided to stay—or leave. Many times at a startup, you won’t know the right answer right away and will have to adapt on the fly. This level of discomfort is experienced by many, especially at first, but how do you know if your experience is normal or if it’s an indication of a poor fit? Join this bare-all lightning talk event to consider if the startup lifestyle is right for you. This event is part of the Startup Community Track at Startup Boston Week 2019. Our Speakers: Henry White - Venture Partner, Good Growth Capital Jesse Bardo - VP of Early Stage, Silicon Valley Bank Adriana Mallozzi - Founder & CEO, Puffin Innovations Ignacio Castro - Boston Managing Director, Founder Institute Moderated By: Olivia Kantyka - Senior Board Member, Founder+Co and CEO & Founder, Executive Branding Solutions This is a Startup Boston Week event. Startup Boston Week is a free, five-day series of events celebrating, educating, and connecting entrepreneurs in Boston. Taking place from September 16th-20th, 2019 Startup Boston Week brings entrepreneurs, company leaders, innovators, and industry experts together to foster collaboration and fuel growth in Boston's startup ecosystem. Thank you to our event partners! About Matter: Matter is a Brand Elevation Agency unifying public relations, social media, creative services, and search and digital marketing into strategic, content-rich communications campaigns that inspire action and build value. With 15 years of experience working with companies ranging from startups to large enterprises, we understand the fast speed and challenges inherent in marketing a new brand. Whether you’re building a business or growing a brand, we can help you achieve the success you deserve. About CIC Boston: One of Boston's largest innovation communities, CIC provides office and coworking space, and supports a variety of important programs in Boston's startup scene including Venture Cafe, District Hall, and MassRobotics.

  • Measuring SaaS Performance: If NPS is Broken, What's Better? [Partner Event]

    What's the best SaaS performance measurement? And what's so wrong with the ubiquitous Net Promoter Score (NPS)? Keynote Heather O'Neill will offer insights and alternatives. Our expert panel will debate the "right" metrics for SaaS, and then founders will ask for KPI help during Startup Sub Divo.

  • Founder + Co EdTech Pitch Competition [Partner Event]

    Hult International Business School

    This event is hosted by our partner Founder+Co. RSVPing on this Meetup doesn't guarantee you access to this event. Please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/founderco/events/264126667/?_xtd=gqFyqDEzMTAxNTIzoXCmaXBob25l&from=ref Apply to Pitch here: https://forms.gle/TtBe1Zp1FAYURkyB8 After a fantastic turnout in July, we're excited to announce our second live streamed Startup Investor Pitch + Networking Party Event at the Hult International Business School, this time with a focus on Education Technology! This is a prime opportunity for EdTech Founders to pitch to the community and secure a FREE $1000 fellowship to the Boston Chapter of the Founder Institute! Not pitching? No problem. Come and learn how to pitch to Investors, find out about the hottest startups before everyone else and network with other founders, investors and the Boston startup community. Or just come to have a good time! Why go to this event? Here's why: - FREE Food + Drinks - FREE Networking Event - FREE Investor Pitching - FREE Opportunity to network with Boston's Premiere Angel and VC Investors. - FREE Audience voting for your favorite startup pitch - FREE Smiles :) --------- *** Event Agenda *** 5:30pm - 6:55pm : Check-in & General Networking 7:00pm - 7:10pm : Event Kick Off / Intros 7:10pm - 8:15pm : EdTech Startup Pitching 8:15pm - 8:25pm : Judges announce the FI Fellowship Winner 8:30pm - 9:30pm : More Networking 9:30pm - 9:30pm : The End (AfterParty nearby!) --------- Structure: 5 min Pitch + 5 min Q&A. You can bring your own samples, props or anything else that makes your pitch stand out. A laptop and presentation controller will be provided. No need to bring any equipment :) Interested in pitching? Apply for more information here! https://forms.gle/TtBe1Zp1FAYURkyB8 Not only do you get to network and pitch to investors, but through Introvoke's audience voting feature, you could win a valuable giveaway prize. The audience will vote on who their favorite startup pitch was and the winner will receive the giveaway prize and Best Pitch Award. So, that makes things obvious right? Invite your colleagues, startup friends or your grandma to the event to help your vote. Bring along as many people are you want, we won't judge :) *** Note: Your pitch will be live-streamed. You will receive a video recording of your pitch after the event for your own use. *** --------- *** Expert Panel *** (More information coming soon!) --------- Can't make it to the event? Sign up here to Watch the Event Live, Interact and Vote for your favorite Pitches! >>> www.introvoke.com <<< -------- *** Sponsors *** (More information coming soon!) -------- *** Please also note that this is a business event, so let's keep it professional. Therefore kids will not be allowed at the event. Thanks for your understanding! *** If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [masked] We are looking forward to seeing you all there! #founderspitch #founderco #kickassfounders #fearlessfounders Instagram : @foundrco Linkedin : @founder+co www.founder-co.com

  • Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Startup to Boston Startup Experts

    Do you have a startup, or a strong idea for a startup? Could you use blunt, honest feedback on your ideas from experienced entrepreneurs? Then join us for the Founder Hotseat event, from the Founder Institute. During this event, members of the audience will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, who will then rate each pitch on a score of 1-5 (no 3's allowed!), and provide helpful feedback. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to register, hear startup ideas, and watch how the experts analyze and critique businesses. Join us for a fun evening! >> Speakers: - Ignacio Castro (Managing Director, Founder Institute Boston) - Christos Perakis (CEO, Zoottle) >> Who should Attend the Founder Hotseat? - Anyone who wants feedback from leading entrepreneurs - Anyone who has an early-stage startup and wants expert feedback - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or a tech company - Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching 👉 >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/197531/meetup 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. --- This event is sponsored by the Founder Institute Boston 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 65 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide.