• Founder Well Being: Overcoming Obstacles to Scale Your Startup

    Startup success is related to the mental health and well being of the founder or founders. Limiting beliefs, doubts and other mental obstacles impede startups as much as a lack of funding or a poor market. In this interactive session, Adeo Ressi (CEO of the Founder Institute) and other startup experts that have been working with mental health and well being will discuss strategies and tactics to help Founders overcome their internal obstacles, allowing their startup to thrive. Audience members will be given time to discuss problems that they are facing with genuine discussions on how to help. >> Who Should Attend? - Aspiring Founders looking to start a technology business - Existing Founders that are struggling with scaling their business - Established Founders that can use some help with their own well being - Anyone who wants to learn about the resources available for local entrepreneurs >> Topics Include - Understanding Founder-centric mental health and well being - Strategies and tactics to deal with the stress and pressure of scaling - Practices to identify and overcome limiting beliefs - Tactics to deal with self doubt and other doubts, either real or perceived - Solutions to avoid being triggered and having overemotional responses - Systems to celebrate success, accept failure and grow through it all - Habits to increase personal energy and company morale - Guidelines on when and how to say "no" and remain focused - And more... >> >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/215450/meetup

  • How to Create an Impactful Company in San Francisco

    Mindspace San Francisco

    Do you want to start a technology company that makes the world a better place? You are not alone. At the “How to Create an Impactful Company” event, you can hear the stories, tips, and best practices of those who have built impactful startup company, tackling some of the world's big issues. Listen to the experiences of people just like you that have launched a successful, fulfilling business, and discuss any questions or concerns that you have. Join us for a fun evening! >> Featuring: - Monica Phillips (President, Spark Plug Labs) - Ryan Mendoza (Associate, Scrum Ventures) - Jake Kuczeruk (Business Development, The Arcview Group) - Haden Kirkpatrick (Head of Marketing Strategy and Innovation, Esurance) >> Who should Attend? - Anyone who dreams of launching their own company - Any founder who wants to solve important problems (https://fi.co/good) >> What are some of the Topics? - What to consider before starting an impactful company - What steps to take to make early progress, quickly and cheaply - What are the first steps in the entrepreneurial journey - and more... >> >> >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/214699/meetup --- For information about the investors, incubators, and tech events available, see our list of Startup Resources (https://fi.co/startup_resources). Interested in perfecting your pitch? Read our Pitch Deck Guide (https://fi.co/pitch_deck) and download templates. --- 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.

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  • 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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  • How to Gain Traction in San Francisco

    Hanson Bridgett LLP

    Once you’ve identified that world-changing business idea and you've built a prototype, what comes next? How do you let the world know about your product? How do you form a company around that product? How do you scale production? What should you prioritize, and what can wait until later? At this workshop, experts will answer these questions. You'll learn how to gain traction for your product and how to kick off your startup’s journey. >> Our guest speakers for this event include: - Faye Sahai (Managing Director, Telosity Fund & Partner Mirai Global, Vinaj Ventures- Telosity.io) - Jessica Chin Foo (Director of Strategic Partnerships, KiwiTech) - Nicole Jordan (Business Development Manager, Early Growth Financial Services) - Rajesh Setty (Rajesh Setty - Serial Entrepreneur and Author, WittyParrot) >> Who should Attend? - Anyone with a tech product or prototype - Anyone who wants to learn how to gain traction and scale a startup >> What are some of the Topics? - How to turn your research or prototype into a company - What steps to take to make early progress, quickly and cheaply - How to gain user insights about your product - and more... >> `>> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/214914/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

  • Startup Funding in San Francisco: Hear from Startups that Raised

    Do you have a business idea or product that needs funding? Do you want to learn how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it? Then join us for this San Francisco fundraising workshop, which will provide practical, step by step advice, and feature talks from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money for their businesses, and investors actively funding businesses. Learn expert tips, big pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more. >> Our guest speakers for this event include: - Asya Bradley (VP | Channel Partnerships, Socure - Real Identity Verification) - Ron Flavin (President, Ron Flavin, Inc.) - Mike Suprovici (EIR, Founder Institute) - Harmony Oswald (Founder & CEO, Legalucy, Inc.) - Torrey Smith (Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx) >> Who Should Attend? - Anyone who is thinking about raising money for their idea or business - Anyone that wants an understanding of fundraising for early stage businesses and products >> What are some of the Topics? - The key metrics and pre-requisites for raising funding, and the anatomy of a "fundable" company - How to make yourself more attractive to investors - How to utilize online fundraising networks and platforms, like AngelList, Gust, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo. - How to meet and work with different sources of capital, such as friends and family, angel investors, venture capitalists, government grants and loans, and more. >> `>> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/207571/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

  • San Francisco Founder Institute Graduate Showcase & Networking Event

    The Founder Institute is the world’s most challenging and effective program to start a company, and at this special event you can meet the Graduates from the latest San Francisco FI program, and see presentations from the newest members of the #FIWorldwide family. Angels, venture capitalists, media, mentors and the general public are invited to meet the most recent Graduates of the Founder Institute and learn about the diverse businesses that they are building. >> Featuring: - Anu Shultes (CEO, LendUp) - Rex Salisbury (Partner, a16z) - Jeni Chang (SVP Commercial Ops, VSP) - Asya Bradley (VP | Channel Partnerships, Socure - Real Identity Verification) >> Who Should Attend? - Angel and early-stage investors looking to invest in startups - Graduates, Mentors, and Friends of the Founder Institute - Anyone interested in launching a local technology company, or meeting FI Graduates - Anyone who is interested in innovative and young local companies >> >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/214913/meetup For more free startup events, visit https://FI.co/events.

  • 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) Jonathan Greech

    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]

    General Assembly San Francisco

    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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