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)


Los Angeles Convention Center

This event is hosted by our partner 4YFN. RSVPing on this Meetup doesn't guarantee you access to the event. Please RSVP here: https://www.4yfn.com/los-angeles/ 4YFN is one of the world’s most influential startup platforms enabling startups, investors and corporations to create, discover and launch new ventures together. Held alongside MWC, 4YFN is the forum for entrepreneurship. Technology is changing the world, but entrepreneurs are changing technology. 4YFN convenes the brightest talent with the greatest ideas to develop the technologies of tomorrow. 4YFN is where top-flight investors connect with the hottest startups to change the world and where major corporations find early stage innovation to acquire or commercialise. Together, we are building the startup ecosystem for a better future. 4YFN LA The 4YFN (Four Years from Now) startup event is back at MWC19 Los Angeles with a renewed focus on the technology industry’s biggest growth areas. This year, 4YFN in LA will double-down on content and exhibition related to Connectivity (IoT, 5G, Big Data), Media & Entertainment, AI and Tech4Good (initiatives with social impact, with a particular emphasis on diversity & wellness).

Invest In Women - LA [Partner Event]

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This event is hosted by our partner Chloe Capital. RSVPing to this Meetup doesn't guarantee you access to this event. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/invest-in-women-la-tickets-65260708536 Join ECMC Foundation and Chloe Capital in a Movement to #InvestInWomen. Together we’re accelerating education innovation and workforce transformation led by women entrepreneurs. Each program will feature fireside chats with women leaders, startup pitches, and opportunities to network with top-tier investors. Plus, we’re moving capital in every city we visit! Startup founders can apply here for investment opportunities up to $250,000.

Past events (98)

Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Startup to Investors and Experts

Santa Monica Public Library

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