What we're about

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 (4)

Demo Day: Learn About Startups Growing Quickly During COVID-19 (Online event)

Now more than ever, the world needs entrepreneurs building products that fit into our collective Post-COVID future. On this live and interactive online event, you can watch pitches from innovative seed-stage startups growing rapidly as a result of the pandemic, and ask the founders questions. Founder Institute Alumni have raised over $950M in funding and are worth an estimated $20B, so don't miss this opportunity to learn about the innovative technology companies you'll be reading about tomorrow! >>> THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT. TO RSVP, VISIT https://fi.co/startupwebinar/1337 To join after the event begins, go to http://onlinestartupevents.com. >>> WHO IS PITCHING? We have selected some of the fastest-growing companies from the Founder Institute portfolio to pitch on this event, including: 1) Prowess Project (http://prowessproject.com): Prowess Project is an Austin FI portfolio company that helps employers find expert talent via IQ & EQ, providing a natural fit and shortened interview/ onboarding process. 2) Pynk (http://pynk.io): Pynk is a London FI portfolio company building an investment platform that combines the wisdom of crowds, experts, and A.I. to help you make smarter investment decisions. 3) mycoop (http://mycoop.com): Mycoop is a New York FI portfolio company creating a communication and collaboration hub for buildings, where the right people are always connected to the right tools to be more productive and enjoy life at home. 4) Subly (http://getsubly.com): Subly is a London FI portfolio company that enables automatic transcription and subtitling for videos, across multiple languages and all in the browser. Learn more about the Founder Institute pre-seed startup accelerator at http://fi.co/ and see other online startup events at http://onlinestartupevents.com.

A Model to Answer Startup Growth Questions with Phil Libin (CEO of All Turtles)

When building a strategy for your startup growth, you will encounter no shortage of formulas, ratios, and conflicting advice on the best practices. On this live online event, Phil Libin (CEO of All Turtles, Co-Founder/ Former CEO of Evernote) will outline a model that simplifies the creation and analysis of your customer acquisition and retention strategies. By using Phil's method, you will be able to easily map out your customer journeys and stories, analyze what is working, determine how to allocate resources, and more. About the Speaker: Phil LIbin Phil Libin is the Co-founder and CEO of All Turtles, a company that builds AI products with offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Paris. He founded All Turtles in 2017 to create products that address real-world problems using AI. Prior to All Turtles, Phil was the Managing Director at General Catalyst where he is currently a Sr. Advisor. Previously, Phil was also the co-founder and CEO of Evernote.

How to Start a Global Startup in Washington DC in 2020 (Online Event)

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 in 2020, and eventually the post-Coronavirus world? ❯ Guest Speakers include: - Steven Rodriguez is the Techstars Startup Programs Regional Manager for US and Canada, Founder / Managing Director of SUEGO™ and Chief Culture Officer at BloomShift™. He co-leads various ESHIP programs through his non-profit InnovateCoalition™; is a Business Development & Digital Marketing Mentor & Contributor for WeWork Labs and Coach for the DC Department of Employment Services Innovation Lab; and is a Board Member to the International Council on Trade and Development. He was Director of Community Engagement for 1863 Ventures, a business development program, and community strategist for the Global Entrepreneurship Network and NextGen Venture Partners. He is currently a community strategist leading various world renowned entrepreneurship programs and initiatives in the Greater Washington, D.C like the Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration and the Techstars Startup Programs through DC Startup Week, Startup Weekend DC and Startup Digest DC. Region. - Rokas Beresniovas Rokas Beresniovas has over 20 years of experience in business to business, community, and retail environments where he manages teams, builds relationships, monitors market conditions, and expands client assets. Rokas was awarded the 2016 SmartCEO Washington DC Executive Management Award and was a finalist for the 2015 SmartCEO Washington DC Money Manager Award. He also won a Global Tassels Community Innovator Award (2015) and The Eurasia Center Golden BRICS Award (2014). ❯ 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 ❯❯ This is an online event. To RSVP click here: https://fi.co/e/230957/meetup

[Partner Webinar] Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking by CONNECTpreneur

This is the partner webinar. “Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking” by CONNECTpreneur is a new event that features 2 virtual networking sessions and a virtual Rocket Pitch segment with exciting early-stage companies. CONNECTpreneur events are cited as "The Best Networking Events in the Mid-Atlantic" by independent media as well as over 70% of surveyed past attendees. Program Highlights: - "Virtual Networking" pre and post-program. We will keep the Meeting open for as long as our attendees are actively networking (30-45+ minutes) - Who will be online? We expect 600+ business leaders, including 300+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 120+ angels & VCs from around the USA. - "Rocket Pitch" Showcase of 10 promising emerging tech companies CONNECTpreneur is a bi-monthly networking and meetup, which has been attended by over 12,000 business leaders over the past 9 years. *****All attendees must be pre-registered on this Eventbrite site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-rocket-pitch-power-networking-by-connectpreneur-investor-network-tickets-104381425654

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