What we’re about
The Startup Traction & Funding Network 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:
• Refining your startup idea
• Startup legal basics
• How to pitch your startup
• How to launch a global company
• How to raise funding for your startup
• And much more!
Join the group to be invited to our next event!
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.
Upcoming events (3)See all
- Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture NetworkLink visible for attendees
Do you want to ask startup investors questions about fundraising in a judgment-free environment? Are you looking to raise funding in the future, and want to learn what investors look for, how they evaluate potential investments, and more? Then join us for this interactive, online fundraising Q&A event, featuring VCs and investors from the 'FI Venture Network'. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your network and ask in-depth questions.
❯ What You'll Learn
- The key metrics and pre-requisites for raising funding
- How to make yourself more attractive to investors
- How to meet and work with different sources of capital, such as friends and family, angel investors, venture capitalists, government grants, loans, and more
- Ayhan Isaacs - Head of Global Growth at Founder Institute: Ayhan is an alumnus of FI Toronto, and co-leads the UAE- GCC FI chapter.
❯ Featured Experts:
- Darryl Bandoro- Venture Investor at VC Investor: Darryl Bandoro is a VC, seasoned angel investor and startup advisor with years of experience in co-founding successful fintech and SaaS startups.
- John Colgan - Venture Investor at VC Investor: John Colgan is a generalist investor who invests in public and private markets with a focus on technology. In addition to investing, he advises early-stage companies with focuses ranging from generative AI software development to pet food formulated with invasive species.
- Mimi Park - Deal Partner at Ganas Ventures: Mimi Park is a Deal Partner at Ganas Ventures. She is also the founder of Instamommies, an on-demand platform focusing on the needs of parents.
Any questions can be asked by the audience!
About the FI Venture Network
The FI Venture Network is an exclusive network of investors actively funding pre-seed and seed-stage startups before anyone else. Learn more by visiting the FI Venture Network page.
❯❯ This is a live, interactive online event, so be sure to RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/16881 to receive the Zoom URL to join us live!
- Global Webinar - The Data Behind Scaleup Success, with Startup GenomeLink visible for attendees
Learn the best growth tactics from leading experts
Join us for an enlightening webinar exclusively designed for startup founders, where we delve into the groundbreaking research conducted by Startup Genome. Gain invaluable insights into the key characteristics distinguishing successful scaling startups from those struggling. Leveraging the world's most extensive dataset on startup ecosystems, this research comprehensively analyzes objective metrics collected from tens of thousands of startups surveyed between 2014 and 2019. Be prepared to uncover the secrets of startup scaling as we explore the first-ever longitudinal scaleup research.
❯ What You'll Learn:
- The crucial factors that contribute to the success of scaling startups
- Real-world scaleups case studies
- Actionable strategies and practical advice to help you navigate the challenges of scaling
❯ Featured Speakers:
- Forrest Wright - Research Assessment Lead at Startup Genome: Forrest, Research Assessment Lead, is leading the insight analysis on the Scaleup Report. Prior to joining Startup Genome, Forrest worked as the Data Manager at the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), where he was responsible for data analysis, survey development, and content generation. Forrest holds an MS degree in Information Science from Drexel University.
❯❯ This is a live, interactive online event, so be sure to RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/16803 to receive the Zoom URL to join us live!
- Global Webinar: How to Grow Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn as a Startup FounderLink visible for attendees
In today's digital age, building a strong personal brand is crucial for success as a startup founder. During this webinar, our expert speakers will share invaluable insights and strategies for leveraging LinkedIn to grow your personal brand. LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, offers endless opportunities to connect, influence, and establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry. From optimizing your profile and creating compelling content to building a network this webinar, you'll learn how to easily create content, build a community and a narrative on LinkedIn that opens doors you didn't think were possible.
❯ What You'll Learn:
- How to map out your personal branding strategy
- LinkedIn practical tips and real-life examples
- Steps to integrate your LinkedIn presence into your overall personal brand
❯ Featured Speakers:
- Timothy Davidson - Sr. Director of Marketing at Directive: As a B2B marketing specialist, Timothy possesses a keen understanding of industry dynamics and an innate ability to harness data-driven insights to develop targeted strategies. Timothy has empowered numerous companies through strategic guidance and innovative ideas to elevate their brand presence, expand their market reach, and achieve unprecedented growth.
❯❯ This is a live, interactive online event, so be sure to RSVP at https://fi.co/startupwebinar/16797 to receive the Zoom URL to join us live!