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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 Pricing 101: How To Price Your Early Stage Startup Product (Online)

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Figuring out how to price your product is a critical decision for every founder. It directly affects customer acquisition, revenue, and can ultimately impact whether your startup succeeds or fails. On this interactive online event, Rami Essaid, Co-Founder of CEO of Finmark, will share tips for startup founders to price your products effectively, whether your are following a product or sales-led growth strategy, or anything in between. Rami will also discuss ways to price your product effectively, including how to know if your pricing is wrong and more. Join us for this exciting event and come ready with your questions for Rami.

> > > This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/13484

> > About the Speaker: Rami Essaid
Rami Essaid is Co-founder and CEO of Finmark. He also serves as Venture Partner at IdeaFund Partners where he focuses on investing in cyber, infrastructure, and fintech companies. Rami also serves as an Extended Team Member at Ubiquity Ventures. Prior to founding Finmark, Rami was founder of Distil Networks, the global leader in bot detection and mitigation. As CEO, Rami grew Distil to over 200 employees and $25MM in revenue. With hundreds of enterprise customers and 5 global offices, Forrester named Distil Networks as a leader in the Forrester Wave: Bot Management in 2018 and 2019. Distil was acquired in 2019 by Imperva, a leader in the application security segment. Prior to that, Rami was the founder of ChitChat Communications. An alumnus of the YCombinator and TechStars accelerator programs, Rami now serves as a mentor for current participants, advising the next generation of entrepreneurs and coaching them on how to scale their businesses while continuing to provide innovative and boundary-pushing products and services.

> > > This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/13484

How to Leverage a Financial Model to Supercharge Your Business (Online)

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Financial models are not just for fundraising, they are also essential for helping you to gain an in-depth understanding of your business and how you can improve it. On this online interactive event, you will learn from Logan Burchett, Co-Founder & COO of Forecastr, how to use your financial model to track your most important metrics and optimize your business to make strategic decisions and generate the most revenue possible. Logan will also cover metric tracking, setting & hitting growth targets, creating a hiring plan, and much more. This webinar is built for any founder that wants to make data-driven decisions and run a better business.

> > > This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/13313

> > About the Speaker: Logan Burchett
Logan is a finance MBA with several years of CFO level startup experience. His expertise comes from providing financial leadership to dozens of rapidly growing startups, and in that capacity he's aided them in securing millions in funding.

Currently, Logan is Co-Founder & COO of Forecastr, an online software that helps founders forecast revenue, predict runway, understand their numbers & get funded. Since 2018, Logan & his Co-founder have grown a wide user base, taken Forecastr through the prestigious Techstars accelerator (<1% acceptance rate), raised over $5M in Venture Capital, and grown the team to 25 awesome people. Forecastr has active partnerships with the best in the business - including Founder Institute, Gust, Newchip, Carta, Techstars, Foundersuite and much more.

Prior to Forecastr, Logan spent three years acting as an outsourced CFO for Pre-Seed - Series A startups in the midwest. In this capacity, he constructed hundreds of financial models and helped to raise millions in early stage capital. Logan have been the lead on various transactions, including M&A, Venture Debt, Joint Ventures, SPVs, etc.

> > > This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/13313

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