• 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: Pitch Your Startup to Helsinki Startup Experts

    Do you have a startup, or a strong idea for a startup? Could you use blunt, honest feedback on your ideas from experienced entrepreneurs? Then join us for the Founder Hotseat event, from the Founder Institute. During this event, members of the audience will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, who will then rate each pitch on a score of 1-5 (no 3's allowed!), and provide helpful feedback. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to register, hear startup ideas, and watch how the experts analyze and critique new businesses. >> Featuring: - Janne Saarikko (CMO Mentor / Creator of Firsts / Ecosystem Evangelist, www.jannesaarikko.com) - Mike Bradshaw (Head Coach, Sampo Accelerator) - Aape Pohjavirta (Founder, Leader, Funzi) - Pia Erkinheimo (Partner, Director, Fingertip Ltd) >> Who should Attend? - Anyone who wants feedback from leading entrepreneurs - Anyone who has an early-stage startup and wants expert feedback - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company - Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching >> Who Pitches? - We will be selecting people from the audience to pitch, and will do as many as time allows. To prepare, work on your one sentence pitch at http://fi.co/madlibs. >> Spectators are welcome! - Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to register, hear startup ideas, and watch how the experts analyze and critique new businesses. >> >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/197091/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

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  • Startup Funding: How to Raise from Business Angels & Inventure

    Do you have a business idea or product that needs funding? Do you want to learn how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it? Then join us for this fundraising workshop, which will provide practical, step by step advice, and feature talks from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money for their businesses, and investors actively funding businesses. Learn expert tips, big pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more. Join us for a great event! >> Who Should Attend? - Anyone who is thinking about raising money for their idea or business - Anyone that wants an understanding of fundraising for early stage businesses and products >> Featuring: - Janne Saarikko (CMO Mentor / Creator of Firsts / Ecosystem Evangelist, www.jannesaarikko.com) - Lauri Kokkila (Investment Manager, Inventure) - Amel Gaily (CEO, FiBAN) - Saga Forss (Board Member, Co-owner, Soppakeittiö (Soup&More Oy)) >> What are some of the Topics? - The key metrics and pre-requisites for raising funding, and the anatomy of a "fundable" company - How to make yourself more attractive to investors - How to utilize online fundraising networks and platforms, like AngelList, Gust, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo. - How to meet and work with different sources of capital, such as friends and family, angel investors, venture capitalists, government grants and loans, and more. - and more... >> >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/197101/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

  • Venture Funding for Female Founders: AMA with Cat Lee of Maveron (Online Event)

    According to several reports, less than 3% of all venture capital funding goes to female founders. If you want to get advice on how female founders can close a funding round (despite the inordinate challenge), then join this interactive online AMA ("Ask me Anything") featuring Cat Lee, Partner at Maveron (a leading Silicon Valley venture capital fund). ** This is a live online event. Be sure to RSVP and join at https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/f2c19627e5 ** ** Please submit your funding questions for Cat here: https://forms.gle/xbev1o7KsFBiUu3g6 Cat is the newest partner at Maveron (http://maveron.com), an early-stage consumer-tech venture firm. Previously, Cat spent the last six years at Pinterest (Head of Culture, Global Partner Marketing, Growth, Product). Before joining Pinterest, Cat worked at Facebook across various roles on their developer platform team. She has an MBA from University of Michigan and a BS in Computer Science from Stanford. Join this interactive online discussion as Rachel Sheppard (Co-Founder of the Female Founder Initiative, and Global Marketing Manager at the Founder Institute) and Cat field all the questions you have about startup funding. ** 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!

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  • Helsinki Founder Night Out: Network with Helsinki Entrepreneurs

    Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

    The Founder Night Out is a fun, social event where you can meet local entrepreneurs and technology CEOs, and share your business ideas and aspirations with like-minded peers. There will also be several Founder Institute Directors, Mentors, and Graduates in attendance. Join us for drinks and some startup networking! >> Who Should Attend the Founder Night Out? - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company. - Anyone interested in meeting local Founders & CEOs This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/197341/meetup Hope to see you there! --- This event is sponsored by the Founder Institute Helsinki 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.

  • How Entrepreneurs Can Build the Future, with Peter Diamandis (Live Online Event)

    The speed at which technology advances is exponential, and as a result it can be challenging for us to grasp how quickly our society can change. This exponential rate of change creates amazing opportunities for entrepreneurs to build businesses that can not only positively impact society, but also shape the future. Nobody understands this better than Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, who has devoted his life to using exponential technologies to transform and build the future of a number of industries. 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; Human Longevity Inc., which is transforming the healthcare industry and solving aging-related diseases; Planetary Resources, which is making once-scarce resources abundant; 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 leverage exponentially growing technologies to better the lives of billions. ** This is a live online event. Be sure to join at https://events.genndi.com/live/169105139238452470/43c84a8220/-1/ ** 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!

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  • Inside the Mind of a Silicon Valley Investor (Live Online Event)

    If you are looking to raise funding or build a startup that positively impacts society, then join this live Q&A webinar to learn: - How a successful Silicon Valley investor evaluates deals - What types of founders and businesses excite investors - Strategies for building an impactful technology company - The different stages of startups and investment - Strategies to mitigate the risk of your business in the eyes of an investor - And much more! --- THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT. REGISTER TODAY AT https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/55e6cb5615 --- Our featured speaker for this event is Pavel Cherkashin, an entrepreneur-turned-investor looking to fund impactful technologies, such as AI, self-driving tech, blockchain, and more. Currently Pavel is the Managing Partner at both Mindrock Capital and GVA Capital, overseeing over $200M in assets. Before he got into investing, Pavel founded several IT companies, including Actis (sold to Wunderman), AdWatch (sold to AEGIS/Isobar), and Sputnik Labs (sold to Technoserv). This webinar will be hosted by Mike Suprovici, EIR at the Founder Institute and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute. Audience members will be allowed to ask questions during the live event, but if you can't make it you can still RSVP to receive the webinar video recording. --- REGISTER TODAY AT https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/55e6cb5615

  • Holvi X Founder Institute: The trials and tribulations of startup accounting

    We've teamed up with our good friends over at Holvi to offer you an evening of talks and advice on how to nail your startup financials. Come hear talks from industry professionals, ask questions, network and - of course - pitch your idea! >> This event will feature: - Janne Saarikko, CMO Mentor / Creator of Firsts / Ecosystem Evangelist, www.jannesaarikko.com - Matti Copeland, Executive Director, EY - Mikko Honkakorpi, Partner, Tigerhat Digital Oy >> Who should Attend? - Anyone who wants feedback from leading entrepreneurs - Anyone who has an early-stage startup and wants expert feedback - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company - Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching >> Who Pitches? We will be selecting people from the audience to pitch, and will do as many as time allows. To prepare, work on your one sentence pitch at http://fi.co/madlibs >> Spectators are welcome! Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to register, hear startup ideas, and watch how the experts analyze and critique new businesses *** This event is FREE but space is limited. Please RSVP here: https://fi.co/e/197111/meetup ***

  • How to Start a Global Startup in Helsinki Featuring Adeo Ressi, CEO of the Found

    If you would like to hear the experiences of people with deep startup experience, then join us for this 'How to Start a Global Startup' event hosted by Adeo Ressi, CEO of the Founder Institute. 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? >> 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 >> Featuring: - Adeo Ressi (Founder/CEO, Founder Institute) - Janne Saarikko (CMO Mentor / Creator of Firsts / Ecosystem Evangelist, www.jannesaarikko.com) >> What is the Agenda? - Welcome and Socializing - Presentation and Discussion led by Adeo Ressi - Question and Answer Session - Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/212721/meetup --- 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.

  • Founder Institute Graduate Startup Panel & Networking Event

    We recently completed our first semester of 2019. For anyone thinking of taking on the challenge of completing our programme in the future, we'll be hosting a panel discussion with some of our recently graduated alumni on May 9th. Come hear how about what they learned on the programme, how they balanced their 9 - 5 with completing the course, and ask any anything else you might like to know. We'll also be announcing the details for our upcoming autumn semester. And, of course, there'll be plenty of pitching too! >> Featuring: - Janne Saarikko (CMO Mentor / Creator of Firsts / Ecosystem Evangelist, www.jannesaarikko.com) - Pouria Kay (CEO, Founder, Grib) - Eeppi Nieminen (CEO & Founder, Coachilla) >> Who Should Attend? Anyone who is thinking about joining Founder Institute program Anyone that wants an understanding of entrepreneur life >> >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/197131/meetup --- 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