Past Meetup

Startup Ideation - Founder Panel - Q&A

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UPDATE / FYI: Meetup Still On - however, Founder Institute has decided to withdraw from the Charlotte market until the entrepreneurial ecosystem has gained more traction.

We will be holding a Founder Panel, Q&A session, Idea and Pitch Discussion, and Networking in place of the FI structure.

Several Founders, CEO's and Serial Entrepreneurs will be in attendance and available to talk, learn and network with you.

Thank you -

Speakers include:

Jason Burr - FI Director

Chris Hanscom - OpenMenu

Garrett Fisher - Finance Solutions

Mitchell Abdullah - Forefront Labs

Alex Sok - Elluva

Scott Jermyn - Shomo Live

We will need at least 20 registered attendees to keep this event scheduled.


So you have an idea for a startup, do you? But what is the next step? This is it.
In just a few hours, the Startup Ideation Bootcamp will help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas, and even recruit potential cofounders. Join us for a fun evening.

What is the Startup Ideation Bootcamp?
The Startup Ideation Bootcamp provides expert advice with real-world practice. The evening begins with talks by leading startup Founders designed to teach you the components of good and bad startup ideas. For example, is your market big enough, is there organic growth potential, and a clear path to profitability? Then, attendees can share their ideas with both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback. The evening format is based on the best practices of the Founder Institute, the largest idea-stage company acceleration program in the world.

Who Should Attend?
Anyone who has an idea for an early-stage company.
Anyone that is interested starting or joining a new startup.
Anyone interested in learning about the Founder Institute program.

What is the Agenda?
Expert Presentations: The event begins with lectures from leading entrepreneurs on how to form, evaluate, and articulate good startup ideas.

Expert Feedback Workshop: Attendees will then have the opportunity to publicly share their ideas with the speakers, in order to get expert feedback, guidance, and suggested next steps.

Peer Feedback Workshop: Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to "speed pitch" their ideas to individual attendees in a more private manner, in order to gather feedback, and identify possible partners and co-founders.