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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 Fundraising Online Q&A w/ Pre-Seed Investors from the FI Venture Network

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Do you want to ask startup investors questions about fundraising in a judgement-free environment? Are you looking to raise funding in the future, and want to learn what investors look for, how they evaluate potential investments, and more? Then join us for this live, interactive online fundraising Q&A event, featuring VCs and investors from the 'FI Venture Network' - the Founder Institute's global network of investors actively participating in the funding of startups at the earliest stages.

Don't miss this opportunity to expand your network and ask in-depth startup investment questions!

  • Ryan Micheletti: Your host for this global event. Ryan Micheletti is Head of Global Operations for the Founder Institute leading operations for the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Ryan works with startup ecosystem leaders and Managing Directors on a daily basis from around the world to help them launch great companies and build startup ecosystems in their city.

❯ Meet the Speakers :

  • Ankur Shrivastava: Managing Partner at Momentum Capital. In parallel, he is Co-founder & VP at Globevestor, a tech investment platform, and micro-VC funds, to invest in early-stage startups in the US and India since 2014. He has written 70 checks for 40 startups. Backers include Tim Draper, Bill Draper & Boost VC.
  • Diane Yoo: Founding General Partner at FilKor Capital. She is an MBA graduate of Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. She is Results driven entrepreneur with a proven track record and portfolio company management. She has 15+ years of experience as an entrepreneurial and business executive.

❯ Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is thinking about raising money for their startup
  • Anyone interested in meeting investors from the FI Venture Network
  • 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 meet and work with different sources of capital, such as friends and family, angel investors, venture capitalists, government grants and loans, and more.
  • Any questions asked by the audience!

❯❯ This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/14585

AMA + FI Info Session with Co-Founder & CEO Jonathan Greechan

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If you are interested in learning about the Founder Institute methodology and asking the CEO questions, then join this live and interactive online event. This webinar will include a short presentation on the Founder Institute, followed by 30-45 minutes of "AMA" ("Ask me Anything") on all topics related to FI and entrepreneurship. Join us and come ready with your questions!

  • Jonathan Greechan - Jonathan Greechan is the Co-Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute (http://fi.co), the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Since 2009, he has grown and scaled the organization to chapters in over 185 cities and 60 countries producing over 4000 portfolio companies with nearly $1B in venture funding. In his long career in tech and marketing Jonathan has advised thousands of startups on marketing, growth, and product strategy, and has spoken at startup conferences on four continents.

❯ Who Should Attend the Event?

  • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company
  • Any with a pre-seed startup (pre-funding)
  • Anyone interested in learning about the Founder Institute program

If you can't make this live event, see other Founder Institute Online Information Sessions (pre-recorded video, but with live chat Q&A), or see all of our upcoming online startup events.

❯❯ This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/14669

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