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)

Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner, Online

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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, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/13316
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It is not required, but to get the most out of this co-founder networking event:

  • Come ready for live video networking and prepare the materials listed on this Co-Founder Networking Worksheet
  • Be sure to join the event using a laptop/ desktop and the Chrome or Firefox browser. The networking features will not work on mobile devices.

# Who Should Attend?

  • 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?

  • 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.

> > > This is an interactive, live online event. To access the event, RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/13316

Pitch Your Startup Idea to Australian/NZ Investors & Experts Online

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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 Australia startup investors and 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.

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❯ Guest Speakers include:

  • Vern Chan (Startup Coach, Your Pivot)
  • Cheryl Mack (Founder Institute Co-Director, also Activator at SheEO™)
  • Caroline Lepron (CEO & Founder, Skoutli)
  • Roman K (Data Scientist, A)
  • Ron Hill (Managing Director, SunRamp Health Tech Accelerator)
  • Annie Le Cavalier (General Manager, Stone & Chalk)

To pre-submit your pitch, visit https://forms.gle/hkRmon6QMtpRv4Zh7

❯ Who should Attend?

  • Anyone who wants feedback from leading entrepreneurs
  • Anyone who has an early-stage startup and wants expert feedback
  • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or a tech company
  • Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching

❯ Who Pitches?
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 [submission_form].

Spectators are welcome!
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.

❯❯ This is a live, interactive online event, so be sure to RSVP at https://fi.co/e/282428/meetup to receive the Zoom URL to join us live!

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