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 (2)

Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Startup Idea to Experts (Live Online Event)

Could you use blunt, honest feedback on your startup ideas? On this live and interactive online event you can pitch your ideas to a panel of experts for ratings and feedback, including Jonathan Greechan (Co-Founder of the Founder Institute), Rachel Sheppard (Director of Global Marketing at Founder Institute and Co-Founder of the Female Founder Initiative), and more. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to hear startup ideas and watch how the experts analyze businesses. >>> THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT. TO RSVP, VISIT https://fi.co/e/223757 To join after the event begins, go to http://onlinestartupevents.com. OPTIONAL: To submit your pitch ahead of time, visit http://bit.ly/founder-hotseat WHO SHOULD ATTEND? *Founders who want feedback from leading entrepreneurs *Anyone who has an early-stage startup and wants expert feedback *Anyone who has an idea for a startup or a tech company *Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching *Spectators who don't want to pitch, but who want to hear startup ideas and learn how the experts analyze and critique new businesses. Who Pitches? After registering you will get access to a link to submit your pitch. We will be selecting people from the audience to pitch, and will do as many as time allows. Prepare your one-sentence pitch at http://fi.co/madlibs. To submit your pitch ahead of time, visit https://fi.co/startupwebinar/1334 Learn more about the Founder Institute pre-seed startup accelerator at http://fi.co/ and see other online startup events at http://onlinestartupevents.com.

Demo Day: Learn About Startups Growing Quickly During COVID-19 (Online event)

Now more than ever, the world needs entrepreneurs building products that fit into our collective Post-COVID future. On this live and interactive online event, you can watch pitches from innovative seed-stage startups growing rapidly as a result of the pandemic, and ask the founders questions. Founder Institute Alumni have raised over $950M in funding and are worth an estimated $20B, so don't miss this opportunity to learn about the innovative technology companies you'll be reading about tomorrow! >>> THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT. TO RSVP, VISIT https://fi.co/startupwebinar/1337 To join after the event begins, go to http://onlinestartupevents.com. >>> WHO IS PITCHING? We have selected some of the fastest-growing companies from the Founder Institute portfolio to pitch on this event, including: 1) Prowess Project (http://prowessproject.com): Prowess Project is an Austin FI portfolio company that helps employers find expert talent via IQ & EQ, providing a natural fit and shortened interview/ onboarding process. 2) Pynk (http://pynk.io): Pynk is a London FI portfolio company building an investment platform that combines the wisdom of crowds, experts, and A.I. to help you make smarter investment decisions. 3) mycoop (http://mycoop.com): Mycoop is a New York FI portfolio company creating a communication and collaboration hub for buildings, where the right people are always connected to the right tools to be more productive and enjoy life at home. 4) Subly (http://getsubly.com): Subly is a London FI portfolio company that enables automatic transcription and subtitling for videos, across multiple languages and all in the browser. Learn more about the Founder Institute pre-seed startup accelerator at http://fi.co/ and see other online startup events at http://onlinestartupevents.com.

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