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)

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

Startup Pitch Bootcamp: Learn from Miami's Top Entrepreneurs

Center for Social Change

If you have a strong idea that could be pitched more clearly, then join us for the Startup Pitch Bootcamp. In just two hours, this intensive workshop will help you improve your pitching skills and understand the components of a great pitch, providing plenty of practice until you get it right. Pitching is a key skill of every successful entrepreneur. How do you communicate your business clearly to employees, customers, and investors? What are some common pitching mistakes that make you look inexperienced? What is the best way to pitch your business? It is not required, but to help you get the most out of this event, we’ve provided this Pitch Worksheet: https://fi.co/system/upload/Pitch_Bootcamp_Handout.pdf. You can fill out this worksheet and bring it to the Bootcamp, which will enable mentors to easily give feedback on your idea. >> Featuring: - Alexander Rodriguez (Partner, International Blockchain Legal LLP) - Juan Patron (CEO, The 2020 Agency) - Robert Robert Himelfarb (Partner, Randall Investment Partners) - Roxette Miranda (Co-Founder, 305 Works) - James Irvine (Founder, 305 Works and Pitch Night NYC) >> Who Should Attend the Pitch Bootcamp? - Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company - Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder >> What are some of the Topics? - What are the components of a great startup pitch - How do you pitch complex concepts in a simple way - What are some mistakes to avoid when pitching - How do you know when you pitch is good enough - and more... >> >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/207101/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

Pitch for Purpose Online Demo Day: Watch Live Global Startup Pitch Competition

There is no shortage of problems facing humanity, but there is a shortage of ambitious entrepreneurs trying to solve them. On the "Pitch for Purpose Online Demo Day" event, you can watch startups that are building impactful companies pitch to a panel of top investors and take questions from thousands of investors and entrepreneurs watching live. The top ranked pitch from the event will also be crowned the "Pitch for Purpose Champion", receiving the opportunity to pitch onstage at the world’s top conference for future technologies, 4YFN (http://4yfn.com), Fellowships to attend any Founder Institute program worldwide, and Office Hours with top global entrepreneurs. ** This is a live online event. Be sure to RSVP and join at http://FI.co/demo ** If you are interested in also joining the free pitch competition, then read on... --- The Pitch for Purpose Competition (http://FI.co/good), from the Founder Institute, aims to empower and showcase ambitious entrepreneurs building impactful businesses across the globe. In this free and open pitch competition, any entrepreneur or team building an impactful business with less than $250,000 USD in funding can submit a video pitch for a chance to be present on the Online Demo Day, judged by top venture capitalists and broadcast live to thousands of global viewers. This competition is 100% free, and you only need to submit a simple 30-second video to enter (mobile "selfie" videos are okay). ** Apply to the Pitch for Purpose Competition today at http://FI.co/good , or see the latest entrants and vote for the businesses you think can have the greatest positive impact on the world at https://www.facebook.com/FounderInstitute/app/36495350702/. ** Applicable businesses include any products that can positively shape the future of our society, including those addressing gender and racial equality, space exploration, clean technology, food and water, fertility, financial inclusion, housing and urban planning, governance and democracy, education, healthcare and biotech, and other related fields. Learn more about the competition at http://FI.co/good , and be sure to register for the "Pitch for Purpose Online Demo Day" at http://FI.co/demo . ** 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!

Past events (59)

Pitch Night MIA

Venture Cafe Miami

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