• How to Fund Radical Startup Ideas, with Peter Diamandis (Live Online Event)

    ** This is a live online event. To register and join, visit http://fi.co/webinars ** As technology advances at an exponential speed, there are amazing opportunities for entrepreneurs to build radical businesses that positively impact society. However, ambitious startups typically require large amounts of capital, and finding investors patient enough to wait for long-term results. Join this special online Q&A event to learn how can an entrepreneur with a big vision can raise the required funds, find investors, and leverage alternative funding opportunities. Due to popular demand, we will once again welcome Dr. Peter H. Diamandis as our special guest. Named one of "The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine, Diamandis is the Founder/ Co-Founder of the XPRIZE Foundation, which solves the world’s grand challenges through incentive competitions; Celularity, a cell therapeutics company delivering allogeneic cellular therapies engineered from the human placenta; BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250M investing in exponential technologies; and Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies. Join this interactive online discussion as Diamandis and Adeo Ressi (CEO of the Founder Institute) discuss how entrepreneurs can get the funding they need to make the world a better place. ** This is a live online event. Be sure to join at http://fi.co/webinars ** About the Guest Speaker --- Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” – by Fortune Magazine. In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures. Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges. In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and mining of asteroid for precious materials. Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think. Abundance was #1 on Amazon and #2 on New York Times. He earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.” ** 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! ** This is a live online event. Be sure to join at http://fi.co/webinars **

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  • Venture Funding for Female Founders: AMA with Cat Lee of Maveron (Online Event)

    According to several reports, less than 3% of all venture capital funding goes to female founders. If you want to get advice on how female founders can close a funding round (despite the inordinate challenge), then join this interactive online AMA ("Ask me Anything") featuring Cat Lee, Partner at Maveron (a leading Silicon Valley venture capital fund). ** This is a live online event. Be sure to RSVP and join at https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/f2c19627e5 ** ** Please submit your funding questions for Cat here: https://forms.gle/xbev1o7KsFBiUu3g6 Cat is the newest partner at Maveron (http://maveron.com), an early-stage consumer-tech venture firm. Previously, Cat spent the last six years at Pinterest (Head of Culture, Global Partner Marketing, Growth, Product). Before joining Pinterest, Cat worked at Facebook across various roles on their developer platform team. She has an MBA from University of Michigan and a BS in Computer Science from Stanford. Join this interactive online discussion as Rachel Sheppard (Co-Founder of the Female Founder Initiative, and Global Marketing Manager at the Founder Institute) and Cat field all the questions you have about startup funding. ** 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!

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  • How Entrepreneurs Can Build the Future, with Peter Diamandis (Live Online Event)

    The speed at which technology advances is exponential, and as a result it can be challenging for us to grasp how quickly our society can change. This exponential rate of change creates amazing opportunities for entrepreneurs to build businesses that can not only positively impact society, but also shape the future. Nobody understands this better than Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, who has devoted his life to using exponential technologies to transform and build the future of a number of industries. Named one of "The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine, Diamandis is the Founder/ Co-Founder of the XPRIZE Foundation, which solves the world’s grand challenges through incentive competitions; Human Longevity Inc., which is transforming the healthcare industry and solving aging-related diseases; Planetary Resources, which is making once-scarce resources abundant; and Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies. Join this interactive online discussion as Diamandis and Adeo Ressi (CEO of the Founder Institute) discuss how entrepreneurs can leverage exponentially growing technologies to better the lives of billions. ** This is a live online event. Be sure to join at https://events.genndi.com/live/169105139238452470/43c84a8220/-1/ ** About the Guest Speaker --- Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” – by Fortune Magazine. In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures. Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges. In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and mining of asteroid for precious materials. Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think. Abundance was #1 on Amazon and #2 on New York Times. He earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.” ** 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • Climate Career Fair & Forum - Spring 2019 [Partner Event]

    David Brower Center

    This event is hosted by our partner Climate.Careers. RSVPing on this Meetup doesn't guarantee you entrance to the event. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-career-fair-forum-spring-2019-tickets-52339631246 Join us in Spring 2019 for the Climate Career Fair & Forum, presented by Climate.Careers: http://www.climate.careers/. -Learn about employment opportunities at 30+ for-profit and non-profit organizations that are working to mitigate climate change. Meet the founders, hiring managers, and other org representatives in a low-pressure, social setting. -Deepen your understanding of climate change. Learn about the work currently being done to address the causes and effects of climate change across a variety of industries and fields including energy, food, education, climate justice, buildings and construction, land use, transportation, material sciences, smart cities, public policy, and more. -Hear from leaders at startups and established companies, VCs, NPOs, and representatives from the public sector who are currently delivering climate-focused products, services, and policy initiatives. -Enjoy climate-beneficial snacks and light refreshments while networking with like-minded individuals who are driven to make the world a better place through their work. This event is inspired by the work of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, leading economic proposals such as "The Green New Deal", and books like Paul Hawken's "Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming". The Career Fair: The Spring 2019 Climate Career Fair & Forum aims to empower the solutions to the greatest environmental challenges we face, by bringing together mission-driven job seekers and organizations working to mitigate the causes and effects of climate change. We hope to help people find meaningful, fulfilling work that aligns with improving the health of our home planet. The Forum: This event is as much about education and the exchange of ideas as it is about employment. In addition to the career fair component, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to and participate in panel and group discussions on a variety of topics. Some of the larger questions we hope to discuss include: -How will the increasing effects of climate change effect the employment landscape in the coming decades? -What are the underlying social, economic, and political forces driving climate change? -Can we properly mitigate climate change through capitalist means and market-derived solutions? If so, what would qualify sustainable capitalism? -How do we quantify and more deeply understand the commonly used term "impact", both socially and environmentally? Job seekers: -Are you concerned about the future of our planet and your role within it? Are you struggling to develop a fulfilling career in which you can make a truly positive impact on the world through your work? Are you eager to be introduced to organizations working to address climate change and global warming? -If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, this event is designed for you! -If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer to help spread the word about this event, or to help on the day of the event, please contact [masked] Companies, NPOs, government representatives/agencies, and domain experts: Would you like to have a table at our event, present on a specific topic, and/or join for an on-stage panel discussion? We are currently seeking domain experts to participate in a variety of ways. We are also seeking a qualified keynote speaker. For all questions, email [masked]. We look forward to meeting you. Let's build a sustainable, more beautiful future, together.

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  • Positively Impacting the Environment Through Food Choices

    CANOPY Jackson Square

    $10.00

    Join Next Gen Chef in partnership with The Good Food Institute at Canopy in a unique three-part panel exploring the current food system and its effects on the environment. Join us at Canopy Jackson Square on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 pm where our panelists will delve into the biggest offenders to the environment in food production and how consumers can positively impact the environment through their food choices. Our panelists for this evening are: Tamara Hicks the owner of Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery Aylon Steinhart the founder of Eclipse Foods Rene Jacquat the founder of LogiChain Solutions, LLC We look forward to seeing you there! Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/positively-impacting-the-environment-through-food-choices-tickets-61947984088?fbclid=IwAR2qNb_JMlqijr7fafBtK79Tab4_u_-4Kb3WkdFx5A694NQDJ08-Yc-77OQ

  • Startup Weekend Silicon Valley: Social Impact Edition (PARTNER EVENT)

    Innovation Center @ Menlo College

    NOTE: This is a partner event, to attend you MUST register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techstars-startup-weekend-silicon-valley-social-impact-tickets-52914441519?discount=Founders_Institute_SWSV (this link includes a 50% discount!). RSVPing to this Meetup will not grant you access to this event. ---- Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that brings together active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Our partner, Techstars Startup Weekend Silicon Valley 2019 Social Impact Edition, will explore what it means to be building a startup in Silicon Valley with the pursuit of social impact alongside its financial goals. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! **RSVP for a 50% discount at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techstars-startup-weekend-silicon-valley-social-impact-tickets-52914441519?discount=Founders_Institute_SWSV (REQUIRED TO ATTEND)** Startup Weekend Silicon Valley is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes: - 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend. - Benefits and discounts from our global partners. - One-on-one time with amazing mentors. - A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world. - All the internet and coffee you can consume. For more information on the event, visit http://communities.techstars.com/usa/south-bay/startup-weekend/13837 --- NOTE: This is a partner event, to attend you MUST register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techstars-startup-weekend-silicon-valley-social-impact-tickets-52914441519?discount=Founders_Institute_SWSV (this link includes a 50% discount!). RSVPing to this Meetup will not grant you access to this event.

  • Fireside Chat with the Founder of Jobscore: The Employee to Entrepreneur Journey

    Do you want to start your own technology company, but don't know where to get started? You are not alone. Every day millions of people go to jobs they don't enjoy, but few do something about it. At this event, you can hear the stories, tips, and best practices of Dan Arkind, the Founder of Jobscore, one of the world's leading recruiting sites. Listen to the experiences of people just like you that have made the transition, and discuss any questions or concerns that you have. How do you know if you have a good idea? What are the first steps in an entrepreneurial journey? Join us for a fun evening! Join us for a fun evening, featuring: - Asya Bradley (VP | Revenue & Partnerships, SynapseFi) - Ron Flavin (President, Ron Flavin, Inc.) - Dan Arkind (Founder & CEO, JobScore (San Francisco FI) , JobScore Tools) 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 -Anyone curious about being an entrepreneur someday What are some of the Topics? --- - What is the difference between being an employee versus being a founder - What to consider before becoming an entrepreneur - 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 http://fi.co/e/189431/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

  • Better Ventures Mission Driven Founder Roundtable in Oakland [Partner Event]

    This event is hosted by our partner Better Ventures, RSVPing to this Meetup does not guarantee you entrance to this event, to RSVP please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/better-ventures-mission-driven-founder-roundtable-on-january-11th-in-oakland-tickets-53302764002 How should you orchestrate an investor pitch meeting? What makes a great pitch deck? What are good questions you can ask to bring out — and handle — the investors' objections and make the close? Getting the perspective of a venture fund can put you one step ahead in the game. Join us for an engaging discussion on the evolving fundraising landscape and an interactive pitch workshop. Collaborate with fellow founders and have an opportunity to pitch your startup and receive feedback. We'll share with you what we look for as a fund, plus tips on how to prepare for a successful investor meeting. Here are some of the topics we will discuss: -Overview of the funding milestones: pre-seed to Series A -The criteria used by an early-stage venture fund -What to highlight in your pitch deck -Tips for a successful investor meeting + how to make the close -And much more! This event is specifically for companies using technology to address one of the following impact goals: -to narrow the opportunity gap -to improve health outcomes -to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy Find out more about our approach: http://better.vc/approach We encourage at least two co-founders from your startup to attend. Please arrive on time and we will start promptly at 9am. You will have an opportunity to do a five minute pitch during the second half of the event, so bring your decks! Space is limited, and registration is on a first come-first serve basis.