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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)

The State of the Venture Industry: Interactive Q&A with Jason Calacanis

Over the last two years the venture capital industry has seen unprecedented growth. In fact, the record for global venture capital funding was shattered in both the second half of 2020, and then again in the first half of 2021. On this interactive Q&A event, we will discuss the present and future of the venture capital industry legendary angel investor and VC Jason Calacanis. Named “arguably the world’s greatest angel investor” by The Twenty Minute VC, Jason was one of the first investors in companies like Uber, Robinhood, Wealthfront, Thumbtack, and Trello.

>>> This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/e/267578

>> About the Speaker: Jason Calacanis
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Jason Calacanis is an entrepreneur, author, and angel investor in 250+ startups (including 7 "unicorns"). He is also is the host of the popular podcasts 'This Week in Startups' and 'All-In'. Named “arguably the world’s greatest angel investor” by The Twenty Minute VC, Jason was one of the first investors in companies like Uber, Robinhood, Wealthfront, Thumbtack, and Trello.

Jason is also the author of Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups (Harper Collins, 2017), Founder & CEO of LAUNCH (including the LAUNCH Festival and the LAUNCH Incubator), Founder & CEO of Inside.com, and more - you can learn more about Jason at https://linktr.ee/calacanis.

>>About VC Lab
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VC Lab (http://govclab.com) is a virtual program that helps new managers to launch accelerators, pre-seed, seed or Series A venture capital firms globally. The goal of the program is to help you complete your first closing in one year or less by providing a supportive community, tactical advice and resources through approximately 25 hours per week of structured work.

Participants work closely with the Silicon Valley team of the Founder Institute and leading experts in launching VC funds, including experienced general partners, limited partners, fund of funds and back office experts. Through the program, you will join private webinars, attend office hours and you will engage with your peers via our dedicated Slack channel. The program also provides managers with the opportunity to participate in Demo Day style events to help accelerate their fundraising efforts.

Learn more and apply to the program at FI.co/vc.

>>> This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/e/267578

Learn How to Build an Effective Go-to-Market Strategy with Eva Dimitrova

How does your product become the #1 choice of your customers? How do you differentiate your service? How do you help your target customers intuitively understand the value that you can deliver? Join us on this live and interactive online event to find out the answers to these questions. You will learn how to understand the market and how to identify your competitive advantage within it, in a way that resonates with your target customers, by learning practical step by step advice and tips for creating a go-to-market strategy that yields results for your startup. Join us on this exciting event and come ready with your questions!

>>> This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/9422

>> About the Speaker: Eva Dimitrova
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Eva Dimitrova has spent the better part of the last 10 years helping startups and Fortune 500 companies launch products and gain traction. Some of these companies have reached more than 100 million active users in their first year. She has insatiable curiosity about what makes a winning product. As a consultant, Eva had the privilege of working with giants like Vodafone, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM. This allowed her to deepen her expertise and helped her develop a systematic approach to marketing that stands out and sells more.

>>> This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/9422

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