What we're about

The Nashville 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:
• Coming up with a strong startup idea
• Startup legal practices
• 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)

Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner, Online

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Finding great co-founders and early team members can make or break your startup. However, the pandemic is making it harder to connect and find people that share your same passion, and that have the specific skillsets you are looking for. On this fun and interactive event you will learn the best practices for finding and formalizing co-founder relationships, and have the opportunity to network with others looking to connect on startup projects across many different regions. Join us for what promises to be an engaging online event!
> > > This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/13316

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It is not required, but to get the most out of this co-founder networking event:

  • Come ready for live video networking and prepare the materials listed on this Co-Founder Networking Worksheet
  • Be sure to join the event using a laptop/ desktop and the Chrome or Firefox browser. The networking features will not work on mobile devices.

# Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is launching or thinking about launching a startup
  • Anyone looking for a co-founder and looking to learn about co-founder relationships

# What is the Agenda?

  • Introduction
  • Short presentation on best practices for finding and formalizing a co-founder
  • Group and one-to-one speed networking with others looking for a co-founder.

> > > This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/13316

Startup Pricing 101: How To Price Your Early Stage Startup Product (Online)

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Figuring out how to price your product is a critical decision for every founder. It directly affects customer acquisition, revenue, and can ultimately impact whether your startup succeeds or fails. On this interactive online event, Rami Essaid, Co-Founder of CEO of Finmark, will share tips for startup founders to price your products effectively, whether your are following a product or sales-led growth strategy, or anything in between. Rami will also discuss ways to price your product effectively, including how to know if your pricing is wrong and more. Join us for this exciting event and come ready with your questions for Rami.

> > > This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/13484

> > About the Speaker: Rami Essaid
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Rami Essaid is Co-founder and CEO of Finmark. He also serves as Venture Partner at IdeaFund Partners where he focuses on investing in cyber, infrastructure, and fintech companies. Rami also serves as an Extended Team Member at Ubiquity Ventures. Prior to founding Finmark, Rami was founder of Distil Networks, the global leader in bot detection and mitigation. As CEO, Rami grew Distil to over 200 employees and $25MM in revenue. With hundreds of enterprise customers and 5 global offices, Forrester named Distil Networks as a leader in the Forrester Wave: Bot Management in 2018 and 2019. Distil was acquired in 2019 by Imperva, a leader in the application security segment. Prior to that, Rami was the founder of ChitChat Communications. An alumnus of the YCombinator and TechStars accelerator programs, Rami now serves as a mentor for current participants, advising the next generation of entrepreneurs and coaching them on how to scale their businesses while continuing to provide innovative and boundary-pushing products and services.

> > > This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/13484

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