• 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 three startups building impactful companies pitch to a panel of top investors and take questions from thousands of investors and entrepreneurs watching live. The three presenting companies were selected from nearly 200 applications from 30+ countries, and they are building products that can have a positive impact on humanity. The top ranked pitch from this 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), and more. ** This is a live online event. Be sure to RSVP and join at https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/d1b47c1c73 ** This event will be hosted by Adeo Ressi (CEO of Founder Institute, 9X entrepreneur/ investor), and feature two leading Silicon Valley investors: - Noah Doyle: Managing Director at Javelin Venture Partners - Christine Herron: Advisor at Bullpen Capital & 500 Startups Be sure to join us live to ask questions of the presenting startups, and see how top investors evaluate businesses. Hope to see you there! ** 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.

  • 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

  • Meet Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, by Techstars

    Applications for the Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars are now open through April 7th! The program will take place this July-October in Philadelphia. Join us on January 22 in Montreal from 6-8pm to learn more about the program and the type of companies that should apply. We'll provide an overview of the program and welcome Techstars alumni to share their experiences. The program seeks startups using innovative technologies including, but not limited to, advanced connectivity; Internet of Things; artificial intelligence; machine learning; blockchain; voice control; virtual, augmented and mixed reality; and accessibility tech Agenda - Welcome and program overview: KJ Singh, Managing Director, Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars - Techstars alumni panel and Q&A - Networking; food and beverages will be served. RSVP (Mandatory): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-comcast-nbcuniversal-lift-labs-techstars-teams-in-montreal-registration-54615585687 Office hours - We have a limited number of office hour appointments available earlier in the day on 1/22 and 1/23. - To request office hours, please complete this form: https://www.f6s.com/comcastofficehours/connect Event questions? - Reach out to our Program Manager, Rachel Greenspan at [masked]

  • Artificial Intelligence / Data Sciences: How to Launch, Fund & Grow a Startup

    ---> ::: Separate registration required, RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-launch-fund-grow-a-company-in-artificial-intelligence-data-tickets-52375083284 ::: <--- “I find out what the world needs. Then, I go ahead and invent it.” - Thomas Edison The Founder Institute is the world’s most challenging and effective step-by-step program to start a company in Artificial Intelligence / Data. Many leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used our program to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more. Join us for an informational event where you can meet local Directors, ask questions and learn how you can launch & grow a startup in Montreal with our help. Speakers: - Claude Theoret, Nexalogy Environics (https://nexalogy.com/) - Sebastien Roy, Lean Systems (https://www.leansystems.co/) - Ulrich Soeffing, MarketMuse (https://www.marketmuse.com/) - Sergio A. Escobar, BCF Ventures (https://www.bcfventures.vc/) Hosted by: OVH Digital Launch Pad (https://www.ovh.com/ca/en/dlp/) ::: Who Should Attend? - Anyone who wants to build a company to solve one of humanity's biggest problems - Anyone that wants to learn more about the process of building a high-impact company - Anyone that wants to learn about the opportunities in "Artificial Intelligence / Data Technology" ::: What are some of the Topics? - What are the various sectors, opportunities, and challenges prime for ambitious entrepreneurs - What are the first steps for founders building "Artificial Intelligence / Data Technology" - What are the unique challenges facing these types of companies, and how they can be overcome - Other considerations for founders building high-impact companies and more... ::: This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/147391/meetup ---> ::: Separate registration required, RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-launch-fund-grow-a-company-in-artificial-intelligence-data-tickets-52375083284 ::: <---

  • How to Raise Pre-Seed Funding in Montreal, with BCF Ventures & Luge Capital

    To ensure admission to this event, please RSVP here: https://preseedfundingmontreal.eventbrite.com Do you have a business idea or product that needs funding? Do you want to learn how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it? Then join us for this fundraising workshop led by George Korkejian (BCF Ventures), Laviva Mazhar (Luge Capital), Francois Poirier (Parcours entrepreneurial Rémi Marcoux), and more. Learn expert tips, big pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more. == Who Should Attend? == - Anyone who is thinking about raising money for their idea or business - Anyone that wants an understanding of fundraising for early stage businesses and products == What are some of the Topics? == - The key metrics and pre-requisites for raising funding, and the anatomy of a "fundable" company - How to make yourself more attractive to investors - How to utilize online fundraising networks and platforms, like AngelList, Gust, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo. - How to meet and work with different sources of capital, such as friends and family, angel investors, venture capitalists, government grants and loans, and more. - and more... = What is the Agenda? = - Welcome and Socializing - Talks from Entrepreneurs who have raised capital, and Investors who fund startups - Question and Answer - Introduction to the Founder Institute - Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening! For more free startup events, visit https://FI.co/events

  • Taking the leap from Professional to Entrepreneur: How to launch a startup?

    Do you want to start your own technology company in your spare time, but don't know where to get started? You are not alone. At the “Taking the leap from Professional to Entrepreneur: How to launch a successful startup?” event, you can hear the stories, tips, and best practices of those who built a startup company in their spare time (and while still earning income!). Listen to the experiences of people just like you that have launch a successful business without quitting their day job, and discuss any questions or concerns that you have. Join us for a fun evening! >> About the speakers: ::: Michel Jamati Michel is the CTO of Lexpop, a platform he cofounded that helps law firms, property managers, and corporations reduce administrative burden and work more efficiently by automating the way they communicate business-critical notices, messages, and documents. Before that, Michel was leading new product developments for CAE. ::: Aaron Carr Aaron is the founder and CEO of Qarrot, an integrated solution that helps HR, team leads and small business owners centralize all of their recognition, motivation, and celebration initiatives. Before founding Qarrot, Aaron was GM of Product Management & Innovation at Aeroplan. ::: Josette Renée Landry Josette is the CEO and founder of Streamline Genomics (Techstars NYC’18). She was previously Vice President, Business Development for Mitacs, where she helped facilitate partnerships between university researchers and industry. During her graduate studies, Josette co-founded a consulting firm providing bioinformatics services to the Vancouver biotechnology sector. She received her Ph.D. in Genetics from the Terry Fox Labs at the University of British Columbia, followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Cambridge. Josette also holds an MBA from HEC Montréal and has served on a diverse roster of academic, industry, and research committees. >> Who should Attend? - Anyone who dreams of launching their own company - Anyone with an idea for a new business either launched inside their employer or independently >> What are some of the Topics? - What to consider before starting a company - What steps to take to make early progress, quickly and cheaply - How do you know when the time is right to quit - What are the first steps in the entrepreneurial journey >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/startup-funding-101-how-to-raise-money-for-your-idea-in-city-7998a230-ed07-4403-a9db-e1a9806d33da/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

  • Future of Blockchain: Interactive Chat w/ the Co-Founder of Ethereum & Decentral

    -- This is a live and interactive online event. To get access and RSVP, visit https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/a38dd0642f -- Blockchain technology, and the larger "decentralization" movement, has the potential to change the world in ways we haven't seen since the beginning of the internet. We are only in the first wave of blockchain-powered technologies and financing models, and already many sectors are being disrupted —from marketing to manufacturing, from healthcare to energy, from law to accounting, and from venture capital to even music. Savvy entrepreneurs are leveraging the blockchain in preparation for a decentralized world, and on this special, interactive online event, you can hear from one of the world's foremost experts in the space (and ask questions). This live event will be hosted by Adeo Ressi (Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute), and feature special guest Anthony Di Iorio. Anthony Di Iorio is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, community organizer, and thought leader in the field of digital currencies, blockchain and decentralized technologies. In 2014, he co-founded the smart contract project Ethereum, which is now the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency valued at $30 billion. Anthony’s entire blockchain and cryptocurrencies investments have earned him a place on the Forbes list of the Richest In Cryptocurrency. Anthony is also the founder and CEO of Decentral (http://decentral.ca), a Toronto-based innovation hub and software development company focused on decentralized technologies, and Jaxx (https://jaxx.io), a digital asset wallet that empowers millions of people to control their digital lives. These two organizations recently partnered with the Founder Institute to launch the "Blockchain Founder Syndicate" (https://fi.co/join/blockchain), an initiative to help budding entrepreneurs launch 20 promising companies that leverage blockchain by 2019. On this webinar we will discuss: - What's true about blockchain, and what is hype - The different types of businesses and societal problems blockchain can help address - How entrepreneurs can leverage blockchain in all types of businesses, and how to get started - The future of blockchain, and where the evolution of the technology is headed We hope you will join us! -- RESERVE A SPOT [limited space]: https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/a38dd0642f -- ** Even if you can't make the live webinar, everyone who registers for the event will receive an audio & video recording approximately 72 hours after the event

  • How to Build a Startup to Solve Big Problems (Live Webinar)

    As the world becomes more connected and technology infiltrates the very fabric of our society, there has never been a better time for tech startups to make a difference and solve big problems in the world. On this webinar, learn how Mark Frohnmayer, a former gaming entrepreneur, is building a startup to solve big problems with Arcimoto (http://arcimoto.com). Even through the majority of car trips in the U.S. consist of a single person driving around their immediate neighborhood, the average car in the U.S. weighs over 4,000lbs and runs on inefficient fossil-fuels. Arcimoto is developing an innovative 3-wheel electric vehicle that makes everyday travel more efficient by removing unnecessary weight and design. The company IPO'd in 2007 on NASDAQ ("FUV"), and its mission is to build products that catalyze the shift to a sustainable transportation system. Join us for an engaging, interactive conversation on the various opportunities in cleantech, and the strategies which today's most ambitious entrepreneurs use to bring their visions to reality. This is an online event, to join you must RSVP at https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/d994d925f0

  • Canada FI Online Demo Day: Watch Live Pitches from Top Startups

    Tune in to see presentations from the Canadian companies you will be reading about tomorrow! Since launching in Canada in 2014, the Founder Institute's 150+ Graduates across the country have raised over $15M and built products people love across the globe. On this special, online "Demo Day" event hosted by FI CEO Adeo Ressi, three up-and-coming Canada FI Graduates will present their businesses and take questions from investors and entrepreneurs that are watching live. This is an online event. Be sure to RSVP and join at https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/557ef88279 Who are the pitching companies? - Erica Pearson, Founder & CEO of Vacation Fund (https://www.vacationfund.io) - Xavier Freeman, Founder & CEO of Allset (https://www.allset.ca) - Nargiz Mammadova, Founder & CEO of Destin AI (https://www.destin.ai) Who Should Attend? • Startup investors looking for interesting businesses • Startup founders, or prospective founders, hoping to learn and improve their pitch • Anyone interested in learning about the Founder Institute program This is an online event. Be sure to RSVP and join at https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/557ef88279 ** 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!

  • How Blockchain Can Help You Fund Your Startup, with Michael Hiles (Online Event)

    Initial Coin Offerings have the potential to change the way startups are funded, and many savvy founders are already utilizing blockchain technology to raise money. On this event, Michael Hiles (Founder & CEO of 10XTS, General Partner at the Cincinnati Crypto Fund, and Director at Founder Institute) will outline how the VC market is changing, and provide insights on a regulation-friendly approach to ICO's for any startup looking to raise capital. Join us for this unique, interactive online event! To attend you must RSVP at https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/101783a121