• F-Impact: Pitch & Put your idea under pressure before others do it!

    >> WHAT'S F-IMPACT ALL ABOUT The F-IMPACT meetup is brought to you by the Founder Institute and ThePlace and is a unique opportunity for young founders and aspiring entrepreneurs to step up and fight for their startup. You’ll be put in the spotlight in front of an audience and given 5 minutes to pitch (no slides, just you!) your company or your idea – but this isn’t a normal pitch. You do not do it for investors, but in front of a crowd of people ready to reveal any cracks in the pitch, product and idea. To make the most of it, we have a experienced entrepreneur to view your pitch and give dedicated feedback. And you never know – maybe some good contacts will come out of it, as well. In the past events, people found their co-founders, startups did crucial but successful pivots after the feedback, and some founders qualified for a fellowship at the founder institute. >> THE ASK Come as a listener or prepare a 5 min pitch – it’s up to you. All are welcome. Many times in the past, we’ve had audience members come just to listen to other pitches, but after a few times finally gained the courage to come onstage and share their startup idea. And the best part is that no one has regretted it. >> WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU This is a chance for you to get objective feedback and advice from people who know what they’re talking about, so you can pivot or drop your idea before putting in too much work. So many founders become too focused in their own idea world that they can’t see what’s wrong with what they’re doing or where they're headed – we're here to change that. ::: The Founder Institute - Win a scholarship! The Founder Institute Berlin (https://FI.co/s/Berlin/FImpact) will be hosting all of the F-Impact Fall 2019 Sessions together with ThePlace. We will give you a short overview over the largest early stage accelerator and how we can support you in turning your idea into a business. And we will grant a scholarship for our Fall 2019 batch for the best applicant out of these F-Impact sessions (make sure to use the URLs below!) For more free startup events, visit https://FI.co/s/Berlin/FImpact. To apply directly for our next term starting January 2019, visit https://FI.co/join/FImpact ::: ThePlace In the beating heart of Berlin, The Place has been supporting innovation for 6 years now. The Place is a launchpad where brilliant founders connect with other key players in the tech ecosystem to bring their ideas to the next level.

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  • Founder Night Out: Network with Local Entrepreneurs

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    If you have a startup idea or idea-stage company and you are interested in the Founder Institute program, then join us for the Founder Night Out. Meet fellow peers that are applying to the program or already enrolled, as well as the program Directors and Mentors. Socialize over drinks with other entrepreneurs at the same stage of development. Meet potential Co-Founders. Meet potential partners. Most of all, have fun! >> Featuring: - Ferdinand Mühlhäuser (Lead Director, Founder Institute Berlin) - Dirk Müller Dornieden (Managing Director, Founder Institute Berlin) - more tbd. >> Who should Attend? - Anyone interested in joining the Founder Institute program - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company - Anyone interested in meeting Founder Institute Graduates, Directors or Mentors >> What is the Agenda? - Networking, Socializing and Drinks >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/202751/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

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  • Founder Institute Graduate Showcase and Information Session

    The Founder Institute is the world’s most challenging and effective step-by-step program to start a company. Many leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used our program to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more. Join us for an informational event where you be treated with some off our graduates pitching and can meet directors and graduates, ask questions and learn how you can launch a startup in Berlin with our help. :::: Featuring: - Yascha Roshani, CEO, Craft Exchange - Michael Debuschewitz, Founder&CEO, senden24 GmbH - Shuhrat Ashurov, Founder & CEO, StoryPack - More to be announced :::: Who Should Attend? • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company • Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder • Anyone interested in learning about the Founder Institute program ::::: What is the Agenda? • Welcome and Socializing • Introduction to the Founder Institute • Pitches of selected recent graduates • Question and Answer with local director and graduate panel • Attendee Introductions • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/202741/meetup. For more free startup events, visit https://FI.co/s/Berlin/. To apply directly for our next term starting September 2019, visit https://FI.co/join/meetup Hope to see you there! --- Also remember to sign up for our Founder Insight mailing list to receive exclusive startup training videos and articles every Monday and Thursday: http://eepurl.com/SLa

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  • Venture Funding for Female Founders: AMA with Cat Lee of Maveron (Online Event)

    According to several reports, less than 3% of all venture capital funding goes to female founders. If you want to get advice on how female founders can close a funding round (despite the inordinate challenge), then join this interactive online AMA ("Ask me Anything") featuring Cat Lee, Partner at Maveron (a leading Silicon Valley venture capital fund). ** This is a live online event. Be sure to RSVP and join at https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238452470/f2c19627e5 ** ** Please submit your funding questions for Cat here: https://forms.gle/xbev1o7KsFBiUu3g6 Cat is the newest partner at Maveron (http://maveron.com), an early-stage consumer-tech venture firm. Previously, Cat spent the last six years at Pinterest (Head of Culture, Global Partner Marketing, Growth, Product). Before joining Pinterest, Cat worked at Facebook across various roles on their developer platform team. She has an MBA from University of Michigan and a BS in Computer Science from Stanford. Join this interactive online discussion as Rachel Sheppard (Co-Founder of the Female Founder Initiative, and Global Marketing Manager at the Founder Institute) and Cat field all the questions you have about startup funding. ** 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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  • 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)

    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

  • F-Impact: Special edition: Play and pitch your green idea!

    ATTENTION: Special edition for green ideas in cooperation with the team who invented the game "Pitch your green idea": You're dreaming about launching a startup but you're still looking for a great idea? You think sustainability should be part of every new business? Or you just like playing like a big founder? Whatsoever - come to our play and pitch session with "Pitch Your Green Idea! - The sustainable entrepreneurship game" The entertaining and playful evening will be about creating a sustainable business model based on a social or environmental issue and pitching it to the other play group. But that's not all. In between of the creative and conceptual tasks you'll have to solve quiz-questions together with others in order to collect knowledge points. This will be the first English event with "Pitch Your Green Idea!", a board game that's currently only in German but will be partly translated for our evening event. So come by and play with us. For further information about the game and options to order it, check out https://www.startnext.com/pitchyourgreenidea >> WHAT'S F-IMPACT ALL ABOUT It would not be F-Impact if there was no pitching slots. Pitching will however happen naturally as a result of the gaming experience this time. The Founder Institute Berlin is currently setting up a climate track for our upcoming batch starting 19th of September, so we specifically search for entrepreneurs interested in building startups that have a positive impact on the environment. The F-IMPACT meetup is brought to you by the Founder Institute and ThePlace and is a unique opportunity for young founders and aspiring entrepreneurs to step up and fight for their startup. You’ll be put in the spotlight in front of an audience and given time to pitch (no slides, just you!) your company or your idea – but this isn’t a normal pitch. You do not do it for investors, but in front of a crowd of people ready to reveal any cracks in the pitch, product and idea. To make the most of it, we have a experienced entrepreneur to view your pitch and give dedicated feedback. And you never know – maybe some good contacts will come out of it, as well. In the past events, people found their co-founders, startups did crucial but successful pivots after the feedback, and some founders qualified for a fellowship at the founder institute. >> THE ASK Come as a player only or prepare a pitch at the same time – it’s up to you. All are welcome. >> WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU This is a chance for you to get objective feedback and advice from people who know what they’re talking about, so you can pivot or drop your idea before putting in too much work. So many founders become too focused in their own idea world that they can’t see what’s wrong with what they’re doing or where they're headed – we're here to change that. ::: The Founder Institute - Win a scholarship! The Founder Institute Berlin (https://FI.co/s/Berlin/FImpact) will be hosting all of the F-Impact Fall 2019 Sessions together with ThePlace. We will give you a short overview over the largest early stage accelerator and how we can support you in turning your idea into a business. And we will grant a scholarship for our spring 2019 batch for the best applicant out of these F-Impact sessions (make sure to use the URLs below!) For more free startup events, visit https://FI.co/s/Berlin/FImpact. To apply directly for our next term starting January 2019, visit https://FI.co/join/FImpact >> ThePlace In the beating heart of Berlin, The Place has been supporting innovation for 6 years now. The Place is a launchpad where brilliant founders connect with other key players in the tech ecosystem to bring their ideas to the next level.

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  • Future of Green: How can entrepreneurs save the climate?

    The Founder Institute and ESMT invite you to an honest and in-depth debate on climate entrepreneurship. Mark Turell will start off with an outlook into the future on threats and possibilities through technology. After this, we will dive into a panel discussion on how entrepreneurial actions with proper funding can shape the future of our planet. We will explore questions like: - Which technologies can have the strongest impact? - What has changed that makes impact investing becoming mainstream - Who are the actors? - How to best kick off your climate impact journey? - What hurdles stop entrepreneurs from solving climate problems? - How to foster innovation though regulation >> Featuring: - Mark Turrell (CEO, Vork & Orcasci) - Lubomila Jordanova, CEO and Founder at PlanA.Earth - Adeo Ressi (Founder/CEO, Founder Institute) - Bianca Praetorius, Candidate for the European Parliament, Democracy in Europe Movement - Dirk Bessau, Business Development Manager InnoEnergy Germany - Brittany Salas, Director, Sustainability at Plug and Play Tech Center >> Who should Attend? - Anyone who is starting or planning to start a green / climate / sustainability technology company - Anyone interested in hearing and discussing exciting startup ideas - Anyone interested in supporting entrepreneurs with their services, their brand or their knowledge - Anyone interested in supporting the founder institute in creating climate impact startups (Later stage accelerators, investors and corporates with a climate agenda) >> What is the Agenda? 07:00 pm - Brief Introduction to Founder Institute and ESMT 07:15 pm - Keynote on "The Future of Green" by Mark Turrell - strategist, tech entrepreneur, author & educator 07:30 pm - Panel Discussion on "How can entrepreneurs save the climate?" led by Mark Turell: - Lubomila Jordanova, CEO and Founder at PlanA.Earth - Dirk Bessau, Business Development Manager InnoEnergy Germany - Bianca Praetorius, DIEM25 Candidate for the European Parliament - Adeo Ressi, CEO, Founder Institute - Brittany Salas, Director, Sustainability at Plug and Play Tech Center 08:15 pm - Drinks and Networking 09:00 pm - Event closing >> This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/213351/meetup For more information about the investors, incubators, and tech events available in Berlin, see our list of Startup Resources (https://fi.co/startup_resources). This event is sponsored by the Founder Institute startup accelerator and the business school ESMT. About Founder Institute 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. https://fi.co/s/Berlin About ESMT Placed in Berlin, one of the world’s most vibrant startup cities, ESMT Berlin is the Business School with the mission of developing entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly. Founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions, the international business school offers a Full-time MBA (https://bit.ly/2LnuEDg), an Executive MBA (https://bit.ly/2E6xn1E), a Master’s in Management (https://bit.ly/2y9Rkya) as well as customized executive education programs (https://bit.ly/2RqQrKA).

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  • Founder Night Out: Startup Co-Founder Matching - Business meets Tech

    The Founder Institute and Ironhack invite you to an evening of networking! Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, tech talent or just curious to meet inspiring minds, you are most welcome to join us for a cozy evening at WeWork Atrium Tower. Do you have an idea for a technology company, and want to team up with other entrepreneurs and / or techies to bring your company into reality? Do you want to be part of a strong founding team? Then join us for Startup Co-Founder event. At this event, attendees will have the opportunity to network, and speed-pitch startup ideas to one another. Come for a fun night where you can get inspired, form a team and lay the foundation for a great company! >> Who should Attend? - Anyone who is starting or planning to start a technology company - Anyone who is interested in co-founding or joining the team of an early stage technology company - Anyone interested in hearing and discussing exciting startup ideas >> What is the Agenda? - 06:30 pm (sharp) - Brief Introduction to Founder Institute and Ironhack - 07:00 pm - Move to Terrace and Co-Founder Speed Networking Session - 07:45 pm - Networking and Drinks - 08:30 pm (sharp) - Event closing This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening! For more free startup events, visit https://FI.co/events or https://www.meetup.com/Ironhack-Berlin. For more information about the investors, incubators, and tech events available in Berlin, see our list of Startup Resources (https://fi.co/startup_resources). Or, see this article to learn about how to find a startup co-founder (https://fi.co/insight/34-questions-to-ask-a-potential-co-founder). ▶️ ▶️ This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/202711/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. 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

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