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 (2)

How To Fundraise Successfully During a Pandemic (Online Event)

COVID-19 has significantly changed the dynamics of startup funding, so what does the coronavirus pandemic mean for you as a startup founder raising money? How do you navigate this new landscape? Is funding drying up or are there new opportunities being created? What adjustments should you make to increase your chances of success? On this live and interactive event join entrepreneur and seed-stage fundraising expert Will Sacks to learn what you can do as a founder to successfully raise seed financing in this environment. Will Sacks is a serial entrepreneur and founder of GetFunded, a fundraising accelerator for mission-driven startups. >>> THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT. TO RSVP, VISIT https://fi.co/startupwebinar/458 To join after the event begins, go to http://onlinestartupevents.com. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Will Sacks is a serial entrepreneur and founder of GetFunded, a fundraising accelerator for mission-driven startups. Previously Will founded Kindara (a New York Founder Institute Alum), a hardware + software women's health startup, and led it through 5 rounds of funding to an eventual acquisition in 2018. After Kindara Will founded GetFunded to help more early-stage CEO's learn the strange art of fundraising and close their first million dollars in funding. GetFunded is a fundraising accelerator for mission-driven startups. We believe fundraising is a skill unto itself and that founders who learn to excel at fundraising can put a bigger dent in the universe. Learn more at www.foundersgetfunded.com. Learn more about the Founder Institute pre-seed startup accelerator at http://fi.co/ and see other online startup events at http://onlinestartupevents.com.

Building & Expanding Your Brand: During Covid-19 & Beyond (Online Event)

If business is the strategy around making something people want, branding is the vessel for showing people what that idea looks, feels, sounds, smells, and tastes like. Your brand is, by far, the most important function of growing your business, and it’s also one of the most difficult pieces of a company to get “right.” In this session, Jessica Korthuis, Founder & CEO of Sohuis, two-time entrepreneur and global brand strategist, will be covering how you can take advantage of the market changes that have happened as a result of the Coronavirus to build and expand your brand's impact, growth, and profitability. Jessica will be sharing 6 successful components to all successful global brand strategies, and she’ll shine light on how any type of business can pivot and reposition their brand. If you're unsure of where to take your brand next and how to pivot, this session is a must-attend. >>> THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT. TO RSVP, VISIT https://fi.co/startupwebinar/464 To join after the event begins, go to http://onlinestartupevents.com. Learn more about the Founder Institute pre-seed startup accelerator at http://fi.co/ and see other online startup events at http://onlinestartupevents.com.

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