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)

Networking for a Remote Startup Co-Founder (Online Event)

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 online event with limited capacity. To secure your spot, please visit https://fi.co/startupwebinar/4397 >>> For the best experience, you should join this event on a desktop or tablet using Chrome or Firefox. It is not required, but to get the most out of this co-founder networking event: --- - Come prepared for live video networking and be ready to ask and answer, “34 questions all Co-Founders Should Ask” during the networking portion of the event (http://bit.ly/34cofounder) - Update your LinkedIn profile prior to the event for an optimal networking experience 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

How to Get Funding from the U.S. Gov't before the April Deadlines (Webinar)

Each year the US government provides over 10 billion dollars in R&D Tax Credits to help businesses fund their product development. Most entrepreneurs don't know that startups can get up to $250,000 per year as a REFUND CHECK, but the qualification criteria is complicated and the application process is cumbersome. In this interactive webinar, Lloyed Lobo, Cofounder of Boast.AI (which recently closed a $23 M Series A round), will share everything you need to know about the program and application process. Don't miss this chance to learn how to secure key funding for your business from someone that knows the process inside and out! >>> This is a live and interactive online event. To get all updates on the event be sure to RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/4406 Topics that will be covered on this event include: --- - What qualifies for R&D tax credits; - What expenses can you claim; - How much money can you get back from the government; - What are the filing and documentation requirements; - How long will it take to get your refund; - What are the risks involved. This event is run in partnership with Boast.AI --- Since 2012, Boast has been helping innovative businesses recover their R&D costs from the government. As entrepreneurs themselves, they know first hand that capital is one of the key requirements for businesses to continue to innovate and grow. R&D tax credit is the cheapest form of capital you can get as you do not have to pay interest or give up equity. Their software and experts handle your R&D tax credit claims on an ongoing basis to ensure nothing is missed and all the supporting documentation is in place, leading to larger refunds and lower audit risk with less time invested from your team. Learn more at http://boast.ai.

Founder Showcase February 2021: Pre-Seed Startup Pitch & Networking Event

The Founder Showcase (http://foundershowcase.com) is Silicon Valley’s leading international startup pitch event, helping seed-stage startups learn, launch, and connect to investors. On this free online event you can watch presentations from promising pre-seed startups from across the globe, and learn from world-leading venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. In addition, there are several networking sessions to connect with others. Since 2008, speakers like Elon Musk and startups like Udemy and Thumbtack have presented on our stage. Each event is attended by hundreds of international angels, venture capitalists, media, entrepreneurs, and executives. >>> RSVP TO THIS FREE EVENT AT https://fi.co/startupwebinar/4451 >>> INTERESTED IN PITCHING? ---- The Founder Showcase is a global seed-stage pitch event, and previous Founder Showcase companies have raised over $1.5 billion. Companies like Udemy, Relay Rides, Thumbtack, Kaggle, and more gave some of their first public pitches on our stage. The application deadline for this event is Sunday, January 17th 2021. Anyone building a pre-seed technology company with less than $250,000 USD in funding is welcome to apply. Start your application today at http://foundershowcase.com/apply --- Learn more about the Founder Showcase at http://foundershowcase.com

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