What we're about

The Startup Traction & Funding Network 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:
• Refining your startup idea
• Startup legal basics
• How to pitch your startup
• How to launch a global company
• How to raise funding for your startup
• And much more!

Join the group to be invited to our next event!

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.

Upcoming events (1)

FI Alumni Panel: Meet Founders that Graduated FI and Ask Questions

Alumni of the Founder Institute pre-seed startup accelerator have raised nearly $1 billion in funding and are building some of the world's fastest growing technology businesses. Join us for an interactive, online Q&A event where you can learn the tips and tricks to building a startup, ask the alumni about their experience in the FI program, and what you can expect to achieve in a startup accelerator. This event will be hosted by Dustin Betz (Grad Success Liaison & Community & Content Manager at FI).

>>> This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/9818

>> About the Alumni:
Emma Clark: FI London Alumni and Co-Founder at The Sauce. The Sauce is a video profile based dating app empowering users to see who someone truly is. The Sauce gives you a window into someone’s energy – their voice, their laugh, how they dance, all the intangibles that build an attraction in real life. Exclusively made up of videos rather than photos, The Sauce gives users a better platform to express themselves and see more of a person before they swipe. The Sauce has launched their product in London with a 4.9* rating and are raising a £2m seed investment to grow.

Francois Wayenberg: FI Berlin Alumni and CEO at Ajinomatrix. Ajinomatrix is a B2B open source software company that is simplifying life for food scientists by digitizing the senses of taste and smell for the food industry. Ajinomatrix’s sensory software with Artificial Intelligence digitally measures the senses of taste and smell so that food scientists and food industry experts get easy-to-interpret data that enables them to make fast, accurate decisions with confidence. Ajinomatrix is currently raising about 2.4Mio€ from their local region to grow and deliver and in the field globally.

Swathi Arulguppe Nagendra: FI Silicon Valley Alumni and CEO & Founder of Better Meal. Better Meal provides advanced Intelligence for Complex Health Issues Every single individual has eating patterns and behaviors that may hold them back from eating properly. BetterMeal AI, a nutritional application helps customers develop healthy eating habits through expert nutritional recommendations, through subscription plans to help make it easier for customers to improve their diet and overall health. Better Meal is in a private beta stage with ~ 352 current beta users following the recommendations from our application all obtained by word of mouth.

>>> This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/9818

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