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)

Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur in Hamburg (with great speakers!)

*** Learn about running a company from the most experienced founders in Hamburg and see how it’s different from being employed *** >> Our speakers combined - 100M+ in company value - 200+ employees - 10+ companies founded >> Who should attend? - Anyone who dreams of launching their own company - Anyone with an idea for a new business - Anyone curious about being an entrepreneur someday >> What you can learn: - What is the difference between being employed vs. being a founder - What to consider before becoming an entrepreneur - How do you know when the time is right to quit - What are the first steps in the entrepreneurial journey >> This event's speakers include: - Steffen Behn (CTO at better, Founder at Kartenmacherei) - Teja Töpfer (CEO & Founder at Facelift) - Jonas Thiemann (CEO & Founder at Applike) - Laurent Schüler (CEO & Founder at Niucare) Find out more about our speakers here: https://fi.co/e/170341 >> Agenda - Welcome and socialising - Intro to the Founder Institute - Inspiring talks on founding a company - Q&A with top CEO-speakers - Discussion, free drinks and networking >> More information This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/170341 The event is sponsored by the Founder Institute. Founder Institute provides a step-by-step 4-month program that gives startup founders the structure, mentor support, and network they need to start an enduring company. Founder Institute is based in Silicon Valley and has chapters running in 180 cities worldwide. It is now coming to Hamburg. Find out more here: https://fi.co/ Also remember to sign up for our Founder Insight mailing list to receive exclusive startup materials and find out about our upcoming events in Hamburg: https://fi.co/e/170341

Startup Idea Bootcamp: How to Evaluate Your Ideas (incl. Investor Pitch)

*** Learn what’s the secret sauce for a great startup idea and get the chance to pitch it to investors! *** >> Our speakers combined - 10M+ invested in startups - 1000+ ideas and pitches evaluated >> Who should attend? - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company - Anyone who would like feedback on their idea or pitch - Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder >> What you will learn: - What are the components of good and bad startup ideas - How to check the quality of your own idea - What are the attributes of attractive markets - How to validate your idea with users and customers - and more... >> This event's speakers include: - Mark Miller (Managing Partner CatCap) - Thomas Promny (CEO Velvet Ventures) - Patrick Reimann (CEO & Founder at Wvnderlab) - Robin Himmels (COO and Co-Founder, Eatclever) Find out more about our speakers here: https://fi.co/e/170351 >> Agenda - Welcome and socialising - Intro to the Founder Institute - Expert Talks on Startup Ideas - Q&A with experienced investors - Idea Workshop - Speed Idea Pitching - Discussion, free drinks and networking >> More information This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/170351. The event is sponsored by the Founder Institute. Founder Institute provides a step-by-step 4-month program that gives startup founders the structure, mentor support, and network they need to start an enduring company. Founder Institute is based in Silicon Valley and has chapters running in 180 cities worldwide. It is now coming to Hamburg. Find out more here: https://fi.co/ For Updates on the Program, follow us! FB: https://www.facebook.com/FounderInstituteHamburg/ For Updates on the Program, Startups and Other Activity, follow our Local Directors: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bjoernfedder/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/hauke-windmueller/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachitshadra/

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