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Are you looking to start your own company? Are you trying to make the transition from an employee to an entrepreneur?

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. In this group you can learn the best practices of starting a company from people who have been there and done that. In addition, you can meet local founders, exchange ideas, get feedback, engage in startup workshops, meet business partners, and more.

Our Meetups will be free, local community events where top local startup founders and experts share their lessons learned and provide feedback on your ideas. We will also host informal networking events so that you can meet other founders, potential co-founders, and others with similar business interests.

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Upcoming events (2)

How to Start a Global Startup in San Jose

Softon ITG

If you would like to hear the experiences of people with deep startup experience, then join us for this 'Global Startup' panel event. Hear candid talks by successful entrepreneurs, sharing best practices, strategies and mistakes to avoid from those who have done it before. How do you get started on your entrepreneurial journey? How do you appeal to global markets? How should you structure your business? How do you find talented people to join your team? What is it really like to build a successful company, and what are the steps necessary? >> Speakers include: - Julian Trussart (CEO, Susty) - Marco Tonti (CEO / Founder, Softon Digital) >> Who Should Attend? - Anyone who is launching or thinking about launching a global startup - Anyone who wants to meet local investors, accelerators, co-working spaces, and founders - Anyone who wants to learn about the resources available for local entrepreneurs >> What is the Agenda? - Welcome and Socializing - Panel Discussion with Representatives from Top Local Organizations - Question and Answer Session - Discussion and Networking >> >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/215001/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 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

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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Founder Hotseat: Expone tu Idea a los Expertos en Costa Rica

Universidad Creativa Sabanilla

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