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 (3)

Financial Due Diligence: What investors want to see

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Our partner, Alexander Stephen IQ, is hosting a great startup event called Basics of Financial Management for Startups. Alexander Stephen IQ is a one stop professional service company that offers value added and cost beneficial services in Accounting, Audit, Management Consulting, Tax and ICT. At this event, participants will be taken through the basics of financial management, tax compliance, and strategies to make their business investor ready.

❯ Guest Speakers include:

  • Adeboye Idowu (Co-Founder , Arche Energy Development)
  • Afolabi Akinbo (MD, Proftouch Consulting, Proftouch Consulting)
  • Abayomi Ogunwo (CFO, Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc., Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc)
  • Tunde Bello (CEO, Alexander Stephen IQ)

Who should Attend?

  • The event is open to entrepreneurs and startup founders who are looking learn the basic of financial management.

Additional Resources:

  • Find more Startup Events, learn about Finding a Co-Founder, or visit our Insight Blog for more startup tips.

  • About Founder Institute: The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,000 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 95 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.

❯❯ This is a live, interactive online event, so be sure to RSVP at https://fi.co/e/311615/meetup to receive the Zoom URL to join us live!

Pitch Your Startup Idea to Lagos Investors & Experts Online

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🗓️ New date!! December 15th

Do you have a startup, or a strong idea for a startup? Could you use blunt, honest feedback on your startup ideas? On this live and interactive online event you can pitch your ideas to a panel of Lagos startup investors and experts for ratings and feedback, all from the comfort of your home. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to hear startup ideas and watch how the experts analyze businesses.

---> 🗓️ New date!! December 15th

❯ Guest Speakers include:

  • Biola Akinyemi (Cloud Devops Consultant, Wave5Wireless)
  • Idowu Akinde (Founder, Boolean Labs)

To pre-submit your pitch, visit https://forms.gle/Z7ypRboBmWi2MBnw7

❯ 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 a tech 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, and pre-submit your pitch at https://forms.gle/Z7ypRboBmWi2MBnw7

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 is a live, interactive online event, so be sure to RSVP at https://fi.co/e/309908/meetup to receive the Zoom URL to join us live!

AMA + FI Info Session with Co-Founder & CEO Jonathan Greechan

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If you are interested in learning about the Founder Institute methodology and asking the CEO questions, then join this live and interactive online event. This webinar will include a short presentation on the Founder Institute, followed by 30-45 minutes of "AMA" ("Ask me Anything") on all topics related to FI and entrepreneurship. Join us and come ready with your questions!

  • Jonathan Greechan - Jonathan Greechan is the Co-Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute (http://fi.co), the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Since 2009, he has grown and scaled the organization to chapters in over 185 cities and 60 countries producing over 4000 portfolio companies with nearly $1B in venture funding. In his long career in tech and marketing Jonathan has advised thousands of startups on marketing, growth, and product strategy, and has spoken at startup conferences on four continents.

❯ Who Should Attend the Event?

  • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company
  • Any with a pre-seed startup (pre-funding)
  • Anyone interested in learning about the Founder Institute program

If you can't make this live event, see other Founder Institute Online Information Sessions (pre-recorded video, but with live chat Q&A), or see all of our upcoming online startup events.

❯❯ This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/14669

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