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!

Join the group to be invited to our next event!

Upcoming events (2)

The Startup Founder's Guide to Building an Effective Go-To-Market Strategy

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Build a strong foundation for your startup by creating a well-planned go-to-market strategy. This interactive session will provide you with practical insights and actionable tips for launching and scaling your business. Our guest speaker Daniel Francavilla, who is an expert in advising early-stage startups, will be happy to share his knowledge on key topics like market research, product positioning, pricing strategy, and sales tactics.

❯ What You'll Learn:

  • Why do you need a clear go-to-market strategy
  • A step-by-step approach to defining your product-market fit, target audience, competition, and distribution
  • How to differentiate your product from the competition

❯ Featured Speakers:

  • Daniel Francavilla - Partner & Director of Strategy at King Street Media: Daniel is a creative marketing advisor and brand strategist supporting innovative projects that have a positive impact, helping to make things happen for entrepreneurs and changemakers. Daniel is a Certified Brand Strategist, a member of the Canadian Marketing Association’s Non-Profit Council, and a recipient of a 40 Under 40 Award.

❯❯ This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/16216

Startup Funding in Seattle: How to Raise Money (Online Event)

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Do you have a startup 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 interactive, online fundraising workshop, which will provide practical, step by step advice. It will feature talks from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money for their businesses and investors funding companies. Learn expert tips, the pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more.

❯ Guest Speakers include:

  • Joseph Horsman (Investor, Madrona)
  • Karin Kidder (Partner, First Row Partners)
  • Mike Cozart (Angel Investor and Startup Advisor, Relumin)
  • Symon Perriman (CEO & Founder, FanWide)

❯ Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is thinking about raising money for their startup
  • 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.
  • and more...

❯❯ This is a live, interactive online event, so be sure to RSVP at https://fi.co/e/299594/meetup to receive the Zoom URL to join us live!

Past events (255)

Ask an Investor | Open Q&A with Investors that Write 'First Checks' for Startups

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