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 (1)

Veteran Online Demo Day 2020: See Top Startups from the Military Community

Veterans and active service members have the discipline, fortitude, and leadership skills to build amazing companies. To celebrate Veteran's Day, on November 10th we will host a live online pitch event where anyone can watch startup pitches from promising Veteran-founded companies. Join us to learn about the interesting startups coming out of the military community and support your veteran entrepreneurs. >>> This is a live, online event. To RSVP visit https://fi.co/startupwebinar/3296 Presenting Founders include: --- - Charles Cathlin, CEO of TruGenomix (https://trugenomix.com/), a behavioral health company using the power of genomics to advance the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD. Charles is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a FI Alum based in Washington D.C. - Cheryl Netterfield, CEO of Pomme Health (http://www.pomme-health.com/), a customizable digital communication platform to collaboratively develop a healthcare plan; eliminating gaps in care. Cheryl is a Reserve & Cadet Med veteran of the Department of National Defence (Canada), and a Toronto FI Alum. - Michael Fraser, CEO of Refactr (http://refactr.it/), a radically simple DevSecOps automation platform that drives outcomes for cybersecurity and DevOps teams. Michael is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a FI Alum based in Seattle. 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 ** Even if you can't make the webinar, everyone who registers for the event will receive an audio & video recording 48 hours after the event ends.

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