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 (3)

Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner, Online

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/7124

>>> 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:
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- Come ready for live video networking and prepare the materials listed on this Co-Founder Networking Worksheet: https://fi.co/system/upload/Co-Founder-Networking-Worksheet_v1.pdf
- Update your LinkedIn profile prior to the event for an optimal networking experience

Who Should Attend?
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- 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?
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- 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

Pitch for Progress Online Demo Day: Watch Promising Impact Startups Pitch

There is no shortage of problems facing humanity, but there is a shortage of passionate and ambitious founders working to solve them.

On this special online event, three entrepreneurs building startups that make progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will pitch to a panel of top venture capitalists and thousands watching live from across the globe. The best pitch will be crowned the “Pitch for Progress” Champion, receiving a long list of prizes and invaluable support to build their company.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about new impactful startups and learn how experienced investors evaluate businesses.

>>> This is a live, online event that will be attended by over 1000 people. To RSVP visit https://fi.co/startupwebinar/6290

About the Pitch for Progress Competition:
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Pitch For Progress (http://PitchForProgress.com) is a global startup pitch competition that aims to highlight and empower entrepreneurs making progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In this free and open competition, entrepreneurs or teams building a “For Progress Company” (http://FI.co/progress) can apply to join this Pitch for Progress Demo Day, an online event broadcast to thousands of global attendees and judged by top venture capitalists (TBA).

The top-ranked pitch from this event will then be crowned the Pitch for Progress Champion, receiving a lucrative prize pool that includes free mentorship, acceleration, PR, and other services from top global organizations like ChangeNOW, Publicize, Hubspot, Founder Institute, and more.

Learn more and apply at http://PitchForProgress.com

Founder Hotseat: Get Feedback on Your Ideas from Experts Online

Do you have a startup, or a strong idea for a startup? 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 Silicon Valley startup experts for ratings and feedback, all from the comfort of your home. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to hear startup ideas and watch how the experts analyze businesses. There will also be an opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs from across the globe. This event is exclusively for Accepted and Enrolled Founders of the Founder Institute.

>>> This is a live and interactive online event. To RSVP, visit https://fi.co/startupwebinar/7127

>>> To pre-submit your pitch, visit https://forms.gle/jXoz2E4eX3Kh781t5

>>> It is not required, but to help you prepare for this event, we highly recommend you use this Founder Hotseat Worksheet: http://bit.ly/fi-hotseat

To participate in all of the networking components of this event, you must join using a Desktop or Laptop with Chrome or Firefox.

Who should Attend?
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- Anyone who wants feedback from leading entrepreneurs.
- Anyone who has an idea or early-stage startup
- Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder

Who Pitches?
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We will be selecting people from the audience to pitch, and will do as many as time allows. To prepare, work on your one sentence pitch at http://fi.co/madlibs, and pre-submit your pitch at https://forms.gle/jXoz2E4eX3Kh781t5

Spectators are welcome!
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Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to register, hear startup ideas, and watch how the experts analyze and critique new businesses.

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