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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 (1)

How to Manage and Model Finances for an Early-Stage Startup, w/ CEO of Finmark

Properly modeling, forecasting, and managing finances can make or break an early-stage startup. On this interactive online event, Rami Essaid will share tips for startup CEOs to effectively manage finances from the seed to Series A stage. Leveraging his experience starting Finmark (a YC-backed financial modeling startup) and Distil Networks (acquired), Rami will cover topics like how (and when) to transition from external help to a full-time finance hire, how to model expenses and very early revenue plans, the best way to communicate finances to a board and VCs, and more. There will also be a long Q&A session where you can ask questions.

>>> This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/7355

>> About the Speaker: Rami Essaid
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Rami Essaid is cofounder 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 https://fi.co/startupwebinar/7355

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