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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)

International Mindset for the New Normal, with the World Trade Center

Thinking of going global? Now, more than ever, a startup needs to plan for international expansion and trade relations in order to succeed. Whether you’re building a SaaS platform or sourcing products for your Consumer Product Goods company, join our international trade experts as we explore how your company can support international expansion without reinventing your business. For SaaS: Capitalize on the global nature of digital, GDPR compliance. For CPG and eComm: Develop distributor relations, navigating international certification. Founders: Join us to learn more and come ready with your questions.

❯ Our Panelists:
- Anke Corbin (Founder, CEO, Globig)
- Jamison Shelton (Program Director, World Trade Center)
- Diane Bailey (Founder, GetToTraction.com)
- Craig Swiatek (Investment Advisor, Red Arrow Capital)
- Kate Caldecourt (Strategy & Organizational Design Partner, Strategy Architect)

❯ Who Should Attend?
- Anyone who is launching or thinking about launching a local startup
- Anyone thinking about expanding their business in 2022
- 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?
- Introduction
- Panel Discussion with Representatives from Top Local Organizations
- Question and Answer Session
- Online Networking

❯❯ This is a live, interactive online event, so be sure to RSVP at https://fi.co/e/267215/meetup to receive the Zoom URL to join us live!

Learn How to Create an Admired Company Brand with Fabian Geyrhalter

What do brands like Planet Fitness, Everlane, and Bombas have in common? They’re winning customers’ hearts despite being based on products or services. On this live interactive online event, acclaimed Brand Strategist, and bestselling Author, Fabian Geyrhalter will draw on his personal experience of having helped shape hundreds of brands. Fabian will emphasize the importance of storytelling and encourage any company to embrace any one of 8 simple traits for success, offering specific actionable tips that any brand from startup to Fortune 500 can implement. Join us for 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/10193

>> About the Speaker: Fabian Geyrhalter
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Fabian Geyrhalter is a Brand Strategist and Creative Director who was born in Vienna, Austria and has been living in Los Angeles for over half his life. He understands that any venture can turn into an admired brand if developed in an intrinsic, holistic, and methodological manner.

Fabian has deep expertise in guiding companies through their brand transformations and has been sought out by companies such as Marriott International, Warner Brothers, Match Group, Honeywell, Kaplan, and Randstad. His thoughts on branding have appeared in publications like Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur, and The Washington Post.

All three of his books became international Amazon best-sellers and turned into go-to resources for entrepreneurs and marketers alike. From his Resonaid brand strategy workshops to the Hitting the Mark podcast, Fabian is in a constant stimulation cycle, which is clearly visible when he advises clients or shares his insights with his followers.

>>> This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/10193

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