• Future of Blockchain: Interactive Chat w/ the Co-Founder of Ethereum & Decentral

    -- This is a live and interactive online event. To get access and RSVP, visit https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/a38dd0642f -- Blockchain technology, and the larger "decentralization" movement, has the potential to change the world in ways we haven't seen since the beginning of the internet. We are only in the first wave of blockchain-powered technologies and financing models, and already many sectors are being disrupted —from marketing to manufacturing, from healthcare to energy, from law to accounting, and from venture capital to even music. Savvy entrepreneurs are leveraging the blockchain in preparation for a decentralized world, and on this special, interactive online event, you can hear from one of the world's foremost experts in the space (and ask questions). This live event will be hosted by Adeo Ressi (Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute), and feature special guest Anthony Di Iorio. Anthony Di Iorio is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, community organizer, and thought leader in the field of digital currencies, blockchain and decentralized technologies. In 2014, he co-founded the smart contract project Ethereum, which is now the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency valued at $30 billion. Anthony’s entire blockchain and cryptocurrencies investments have earned him a place on the Forbes list of the Richest In Cryptocurrency. Anthony is also the founder and CEO of Decentral (http://decentral.ca), a Toronto-based innovation hub and software development company focused on decentralized technologies, and Jaxx (https://jaxx.io), a digital asset wallet that empowers millions of people to control their digital lives. These two organizations recently partnered with the Founder Institute to launch the "Blockchain Founder Syndicate" (https://fi.co/join/blockchain), an initiative to help budding entrepreneurs launch 20 promising companies that leverage blockchain by 2019. On this webinar we will discuss: - What's true about blockchain, and what is hype - The different types of businesses and societal problems blockchain can help address - How entrepreneurs can leverage blockchain in all types of businesses, and how to get started - The future of blockchain, and where the evolution of the technology is headed We hope you will join us! -- RESERVE A SPOT [limited space]: https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/a38dd0642f -- ** Even if you can't make the live webinar, everyone who registers for the event will receive an audio & video recording approximately 72 hours after the event

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  • How to Build a Startup to Solve Big Problems (Live Webinar)

    As the world becomes more connected and technology infiltrates the very fabric of our society, there has never been a better time for tech startups to make a difference and solve big problems in the world. On this webinar, learn how Mark Frohnmayer, a former gaming entrepreneur, is building a startup to solve big problems with Arcimoto (http://arcimoto.com). Even through the majority of car trips in the U.S. consist of a single person driving around their immediate neighborhood, the average car in the U.S. weighs over 4,000lbs and runs on inefficient fossil-fuels. Arcimoto is developing an innovative 3-wheel electric vehicle that makes everyday travel more efficient by removing unnecessary weight and design. The company IPO'd in 2007 on NASDAQ ("FUV"), and its mission is to build products that catalyze the shift to a sustainable transportation system. Join us for an engaging, interactive conversation on the various opportunities in cleantech, and the strategies which today's most ambitious entrepreneurs use to bring their visions to reality. This is an online event, to join you must RSVP at https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/d994d925f0

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  • ZOHO One Seminars: Simplify and Automate Your Work [Partner Event]

    Disclaimer: This event is hosted by our Partner ZOHO One. RSVPing on this Meetup does not guarantee you access to the event. Please register here: https://www.zoho.com/one/zoho-one-seminars.html?utm_source=foundersinstitute Simplify and automate your work with business apps designed for growth. Learn how Zoho One, our complete suite of business apps, can help you market, sell, support, account, collaborate, and analyze so you can spend more time on what really matters. Why attend? Whether you're a startup, solopreneur, or self-employed, we know you're busy running an entire business, not to mention the software behind it. Join us to see how a complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, enhances your productivity, makes more of your customers happy, and helps you effectively collaborate with partners and investors. Whether you need help managing cashflow or need better insight on your customers and sales, Zoho One has everything you need to help your business grow. ----- Agenda: 8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration and breakfast 9:00 - 9:30 AM Intro to Zoho One 9:30 - 10:30 AM Marketing, sales, and support 10:30 - 11:15 AM Accounting and HR 11:15 - 11:30 AM Break 11:30 - 11:50 AM Collaboration and productivity 11:50 - 12:20 PM Custom apps and solutions 12:20 - 12:40 PM Next steps Disclaimer: This event is hosted by our Partner ZOHO One. RSVPing on this Meetup does not guarantee you access to the event. Please register here: https://www.zoho.com/one/zoho-one-seminars.html?utm_source=foundersinstitute

  • Portland Fishackathon [Partner Event]

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    • What we'll do Disclaimer - This event will be hosted by our partner: HackerNest. RSVPing on this Meetup will not guarantee you entrance to this event, please RSVP here: https://hackernest.com/events/portland-or-usa-fishackathon-2018 Challenge Sets: Our work-in-progress challenges are real-world problems sourced from industry and government: solve them and you'll help millions. They are guidelines; participants may work on any project that fits one of our 3 themes: Sustainability Overfishing, pollution, and other hazards threaten the extinction of marine species and throw off our ecological balance. Enforcement Agencies often lack resources to effectively enforce regulations. This results in environmental damage and significant inequity. Marketplace Poor data access puts small players at a disadvantage and hinders firms from making smart, socially responsible decisions. Fishackathon is an epic partnership between the U.S. Department of State and HackerNest in dozens of cities around the world that seeks to make Earth's waters, aquaculture, and fisheries more sustainable and equitable. Demos and Judging Teams have 3 minutes to demo. Cities may have multiple local prizes available, but only 1 "city winner" team moves forward to the global finals from each city. These teams have 7 days to submit a 3-minute demo video (in English OR with English subtitles) for global judging. [#PROTIP] Strong demos usually answer at least these first 4 questions: 1. Who does your project benefit; who are the main users? 2. What problem are you solving? 3. What is your solution? 4. What does a successful outcome look like; what impact will it have? Judging criteria: - impact (how will this improve things?) - practicality (can it be implemented, is it adoptable?) - creativity and technical innovation (how cool is this?) - polish (how well-put-together is the team/demo?) Global Prizing Our prizing is geared towards helping teams succeed by getting their product to market. We are finalizing partnerships for the following: - acceptance into a prestigious incubator/accelerator - mentorship from/intros to potential investors - demo spot at a major conference - useful prizes from AWS Rules 1. We're all in this together; treat each other as such. 2. Teams may have up to 5 people. 3. You must participate in the event in person. 4. Fresh code only, but hardware may be pre-built (i.e. phones = hardware). 5. Follow the HackerNest Code of Conduct. • What to bring • Important to know

  • Veteran's Online Demo Day: Watch veteran founders pitch top investors

    U.S. Veterans and active service members are building some of the world's fastest growing companies, and on this live, "Online Demo Day", you can watch top up-and-coming veteran founders pitch to top Silicon Valley investors. -- THIS IS A LIVE, ONLINE EVENT. RSVP AT http://bit.ly/veterandemoday -- This event will be hosted by Ryan Micheletti (Co-Founder of the Vet-Tech Accelerator), and our special investor guests include Christine Herron (Director at Intel Capital and Co-Lead, Intel Capital Diversity Fund) and Larsen Jensen (Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, Navy Seal). The five companies selected to pitch include: 1. Candl ( http://candl.com/ ): Candl is developing the world's first carrier store app to help mobile data users choose and use wireless plans without having to deal with SIM cards. This Atlanta-based company was founded by Tom Cox, a U.S. Army veteran. 2. OnTarget ( http://ontargetcloud.com/ ): OnTarget is developing data-driven planning and scheduling software for the construction industry that reduces project delay, and risk. This NYC-based company was founded by Eli Borton, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran. 3. Warrior Centric Health ( http://warriorcentrichealth.com/ ): (WCH)® is developing proprietary data platform solutions to maximize population health outcomes for high risk communities. This Ellicott City, Maryland-based company was founded by Ronald Steptoe, a U.S. Army veteran. 4. 10XTS ( http://10xts.com/ ): 10XTS is developing a blockchain platform to help young companies without technical knowledge raise investment through the creation of tokens. This Dayton, Ohio-based company was founded by Robert Slater, a U.S. Air Force veteran and active duty Air National Guard. 5. Prestio ( http://prestio.com/ ): Prestio is developing a one-stop new and used car buying platform to help consumers buy from a dealer without being trapped in the dealership. This Kansas City-based company was founded by Glen Dakan, a U.S. Navy veteran and active duty Reserves Commander. Join us for this interactive and educational event to see companies you will be hearing about tomorrow, and learn how top Silicon Valley investors review business pitches. -- THIS IS A LIVE, ONLINE EVENT. RSVP AT http://bit.ly/veterandemoday -- --- This event is hosted in partnership by the Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program; Vet-Tech, an accelerator focused on finding, developing and funding veteran-led startup companies; and The Paradigm Switch, a non-profit focused on developing innovative pathways and financial support to prestigious skills based programs. 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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  • How to Launch a Space Startup: A Chat with Dr. Bob Richards (Live Online Event)

    This is a live online event. To get access and RSVP, visit https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/8c1a1caf60 Many of us have dreamed of a bright future where humanity travels the solar system and beyond, inhabiting other planets and learning about the universe through scientific exploration. The passion of entrepreneurs is needed in the realm of space, as this massive endeavor cannot be confined to governments and the military industrial complex. Pioneering entrepreneurs and visionaries have already proven the potential for private space companies to achieve commercial success, and on this webinar we will discuss the various business opportunities and challenges facing prospective space entrepreneurs today. This online event will be hosted by Adeo Ressi (Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute), and feature special guest Dr. Bob Richards. Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards is a space entrepreneur and futurist. He is a Co-Founder of the International Space University, Singularity University, SEDS, the Space Generation Foundation and Moon Express, Inc. a space transportation and lunar resources company located at Cape Canaveral, where he currently serves as President and CEO. Bob chairs the Space Commerce Committee of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, serves on the board of the Space Foundation, and is a member of the International Institute of Space Law. As Director of the Optech Space Division from[masked], Bob led the company's technology into orbit in 2004 and to the surface of Mars in 2007 aboard the NASA Phoenix Lander, making the first discovery of falling Martian snow. Bob is also an evangelist of the "NewSpace" movement and has been a catalyst for a number of commercial space ventures. On this webinar we will discuss: - The various business opportunities where entrepreneurs can start space-related companies: What are the various space challenges that require innovation, and where should entrepreneurs focus? - The unique challenges inherent in space related businesses: What are the roadblocks, and how can entrepreneurs position themselves to overcome them? - How to navigate the funding landscape for space related companies: What options are available for space entrepreneurs, and how does one get started? We hope you will join us! -- RESERVE A SPOT [limited space]: https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/8c1a1caf60 *Even if you can't make the webinar, everyone who registers for the event will receive an audio & video recording approximately 72 hours after the event

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  • Impactful Company Online Demo Day: Presentations from Up-and-Coming Startups

    This is a free, online event that you can participate in from your computer. To join and get the access link, you must register at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/0145e806eb . If you can't make it, you can still register on that page to get the video recording after the event! ---- There is no shortage of big problems facing humanity, but there is a shortage of ambitious startups trying to solve them. However, more than ever before, entrepreneurs building impact-focused companies can truly change the world. On this special, online "Demo Day" event, five up-and-coming startups trying to solve some of the world's biggest problems (including water, farming, pollution, and emissions) will present their businesses to a panel of investors for feedback. Tune in to see presentations from inspirational founders using entrepreneurship to better the world. RESERVE A FREE SPOT [limited space]: https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/0145e806eb If you are an investor and want to see presentations from top seed-stage technology companies from across the globe, then be sure to join. Or, if you are a startup looking to pitch investors and want to discover what startup investors look for in pitches, this online demo day is your opportunity to learn inside tips and tricks. Join us for this online and educational event! --- This is a free, online event that you can participate in from your computer. To join and get the access link, you must register at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/0145e806eb . If you can't make it, you can still register on that page to get the video recording after the event!

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  • Female Founder Online Demo Day: Watch Presentations from Up-and-Coming Startups

    This is a free, online event that you can participate in from your computer. To join and get the access link, you must register at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/4737e454c4 . If you can't make it, you can still register on that page to get the video recording after the event! ---- Since 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 600 female-led businesses across six continents, which have collectively raised over $65M in funding ( http://fi.co/posts/28581 ). On this special, online "Female Founder Demo Day" event, five up-and-coming female-led startups from across the globe will present their businesses to top venture capital investors for feedback. Tune in to see presentations from the companies you will be reading about tomorrow! RESERVE A FREE SPOT [limited space]: https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/4737e454c4 If you are an investor and want to see presentations from top seed-stage technology companies from across the globe, then be sure to join. Or, if you are a startup looking to pitch investors and want to discover what startup investors look for in pitches, this online demo day is your opportunity to learn inside tips and tricks. Join us for this online and educational event! --- This is a free, online event that you can participate in from your computer. To join and get the access link, you must register at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/4737e454c4 . If you can't make it, you can still register on that page to get the video recording after the event!

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  • FOCUS Con: Mastering Customer Interviews (Exclusive Online Conference)

    This is an interactive online conference that you can participate in from your computer. You must register at http://focuscon2.splashthat.com/FIFounder (and to get free access, click "Tickets", then select the "Founder Institute Bronze" free ticket). ---- Customer interviews are both the most important, and the most difficult, step to finding Product-Market Fit and ensuring that you build a product that customers want. - How do you find people to interview? - How do you ask people for an interview? - How do you not bias their answers? - When are you done interviewing? To answer these questions, and master customer interviews, register for FOCUS Con ( http://focuscon2.splashthat.com/FIFounder ) - a fully digital conference where you'll get: - 4+ hours of live interactive video-workshops - Networking Roulette: 1-on-1 video networking with founders, mentors & investors - Small-group video mentoring with top Techstars mentors from around the world Thanks to one of Founder Institute's most popular mentors Justin Wilcox and the team behind the FOCUS Framework, Startup Founder 101 attendees get a free Bronze pass using this link: http://focuscon2.splashthat.com/FIFounder (click "Tickets", then select the "Founder Institute Bronze" free ticket) We hope you will join us! --- This is an interactive online conference that you can participate in from your computer. You must register at http://focuscon2.splashthat.com/FIFounder (and to get free access, click "Tickets", then select the "Founder Institute Bronze" free ticket).

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  • Creating an Impactful Company: A Chat with Kimbal Musk (Online Event)

    This is a free, online event that you can participate in from your computer. To join and get the access link, you must register at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/9fbc123101 . If you can't make it, you can still register on that page to get the video recording after the event! ---- Business success should be measured not just by profit, but by social impact as well. Unfortunately, most startups being formed today focus on squeezing profit out of solving small problems, for small markets. If bright-minded entrepreneurs tackled bigger problems and global markets, not only would their potential to achieve big profit AND societal impact be much higher - they could also lead a more inspired and passionate life. On this free, interactive webinar, we will discuss various topics around creating an impactful company with special guest Kimbal Musk. Kimbal Musk is on the board for Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and Chipotle Mexican Grill. His personal mission is to strengthen communities through food. Kimbal is a co-founder of The Kitchen, a growing family of restaurants that sources directly from local farmers, stimulating the local farm economy to the tune of millions of dollars a year, and creating quality jobs. In 2011, Kimbal co-founded The Kitchen Community, a complementary non-profit organization. The Kitchen Community builds Learning Gardens in schools around the U.S. reaching hundreds of thousands of students every school day, improving their vegetable intake and academic achievements. During this event, Adeo Ressi (Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute) and Kimbal will discuss topics like: • The various business opportunities where entrepreneurs can start impactful companies • How to identify the "big idea" that you are passionate about solving • How to create an impactful vision, define your mission, and articulate them to the masses • How to navigate the funding landscape for social and mission-driven companies • Why food is an impactful and trillion dollar business opportunity We hope you will join us! --- This is a free, online event that you can participate in from your computer. To join and get the access link, you must register at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/9fbc123101 . If you can't make it, you can still register on that page to get the video recording after the event!

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