• Berlin Pitch Bootcamp: Learn to Pitch Your Ideas Like a Pro!

    After a series of pure F-Impact pitching events, we want to gift you with a special pitching masterclass led by Dirk Lehmann, our favourite pitch trainer! Pitching your startup ideas effectively is a crucial skill that will help you acquire financing, customers, partners, and top talent. In just three hours, the Startup Pitch Bootcamp will help you improve your pitching skills and recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop features talks by our favorite pitch trainer designed to help you understand the key ingredients of a successful pitch. Then, you can apply that learning and pitch to both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback in a relaxed setting. Join us for a fun evening, with Dirk Lehmann - Alt MBA Seth Godin and ultimate Pitch Expert Who Should Attend the Pitch Bootcamp? - Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching. - 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. This event is FREE, but space is quite limited and that's why you need to register over here: https://fi.co/e/194931/meetup. --- 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

  • Learn from the leaders: How the role of design is changing with FI and Holvi

    The founder institute is hosting a great startup event with our banking partner Holvi on differences between the product design of physical products and digital services. At this event, the head of design at Holvi will boost your knowledge of good digital product design. Jyrki Vanamo talks about how the role of design has evolved from a mostly aesthetic focus to an emphasis on functionality and user experience. Who should Attend? • Anyone who wants to understand how to build great digital products • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company • Anyone who wants to learn about entrepreneurship What is the Agenda? • Welcome and Socializing • Introduction to the Founder Institute • Presentation on how the role of design is changing with Holvi • Group Q&A Session • Discussion and Drinks Hope to see you there! --- This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit https://fi.co/e/202691/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 --- 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

  • Startup Legal 101 with Stefan Kimmel (Partner @ KPMG Law)

    if you have legal questions about the Founder Institute or the Founder Institute agreement or you are interested in understanding how to set-up a company the right way, then join us for Startup Legal. Learn from Stefan Kimmel (Partner Kpmg law), who is a top local attorney, and talks about the key things that you need to know to start your company. What is the most appropriate type of company to start? How do you deal with cofounders, initial team members, and employees? What agreements should you have in place when you start, and what pitfalls should you avoid? Speakers include • Dirk Müller-Dornieden (Managing Director, Founder Institute) • Stefan Kimmel (Partner, KPMG Legal) If you are interested in understanding how to set-up a company the right way, then join us for Startup Legal. Learn from a top local attorney the key things that you need to know to start your company. What is the most appropriate type of company to start? How do you deal with cofounders, initial team members and employees? What agreements should you have in place when you start, and what pitfalls should you avoid? ::: Who Should Attend? - Anyone interested in incorporating an early-stage company Anyone that wants an understanding of basic corporate law Anyone who has questions about Founder Institute legal agreements ::: What are some of the Topics? When should you incorporate your company What are the steps to incorporate a business What agreements should you understand as a Founder How do you handle cofounders, team memebers and employees What are the Founder Institute agreements and the Shared Liquidity Pool ::: This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/181921/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

  • 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’re not doing it for money to investors – you’re in front of a crowd that’s ready to expose all the cracks in your pitch, your product, and your idea. For you to get the most out of it, we’ll have a successful entrepreneur who has been around the block to watch your pitch and offer his or her 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 blood, sweat and tears. So many founders become imprisoned in their own bubble 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/?target=berlin) will be hosting all of the F-Impact Fall 2018 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 semester 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 - Win a free month of coworking space in an entrepreneur friendly environment! In the beating heart of Berlin, The Place has been supporting innovation for 5 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. In each F-Impact session, the best pitch gets a chance to experience The Place with a 1-month free desk offer.

  • Founder Night Out: Network with Local Entrepreneurs

    UNICORN.BERLIN

    Details 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! 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 to attend. Join us for a fun evening! For more free startup events, visit https://FI.co/events.

  • Berlin Pitch Bootcamp @ESMT: Learn to Pitch Your Ideas Like a Pro!

    ESMT European School of Management and Technology

    After a series of pure F-Impact pitching events, we want to gift you with a special pitching masterclass led by Dirk Lehmann, our favourite pitch trainer! Pitching your startup ideas effectively is a crucial skill that will help you acquire financing, customers, partners, and top talent. In just three hours, the Startup Pitch Bootcamp will help you improve your pitching skills and recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop features talks by our favorite pitch trainer designed to help you understand the key ingredients of a successful pitch. Then, you can apply that learning and pitch to both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback in a relaxed setting. Join us for a fun evening, with Dirk Lehmann - Alt MBA Seth Godin and ultimate Pitch Expert Who Should Attend the Pitch Bootcamp? - Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching. - 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. This event is FREE, but space is quite limited and that's why you need to register over here: https://fi.co/e/181031/mu --- 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 This event is co-hosted by Founder Institute and the ESMT Entrepreneurship Club. 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).

  • Office Hours: Get Business Advice from Experts

    UNICORN.BERLIN

    You have a startup or startup idea and would like to get feedback and guidance from top local entrepreneurs, then join this exclusive and public "Startup Office Hours" event. At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to pitch expert CEO mentors and ask them questions about their business strategy, key decisions, next steps, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how experienced entrepreneurs would tackle the problems you or others are facing. You will have the chance to meet Kerstin Ewelt, Head of Marketing of Quora and ask her all your questions.

  • 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’re not doing it for money to investors – you’re in front of a crowd that’s ready to expose all the cracks in your pitch, your product, and your idea. For you to get the most out of it, we’ll have a successful entrepreneur who has been around the block to watch your pitch and offer his or her 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 blood, sweat and tears. So many founders become imprisoned in their own bubble 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/?target=berlin) will be hosting all of the F-Impact Fall 2018 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 semester 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 - Win a free month of coworking space in an entrepreneur friendly environment! In the beating heart of Berlin, The Place has been supporting innovation for 5 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. In each F-Impact session, the best pitch gets a chance to experience The Place with a 1-month free desk offer.

  • Berlin Pitch Bootcamp: Learn to Pitch Your Ideas Like a Pro!

    After a series of pure F-Impact pitching events, we want to gift you with a special pitching masterclass led by Dirk Lehmann, our favourite pitch trainer! Pitching your startup ideas effectively is a crucial skill that will help you acquire financing, customers, partners, and top talent. In just three hours, the Startup Pitch Bootcamp will help you improve your pitching skills and recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop features talks by our favorite pitch trainer designed to help you understand the key ingredients of a successful pitch. Then, you can apply that learning and pitch to both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback in a relaxed setting. Join us for a fun evening, with Dirk Lehmann - Alt MBA Seth Godin and ultimate Pitch Expert Who Should Attend the Pitch Bootcamp? - Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching. - 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. This event is FREE, but space is quite limited and that's why you need to register over here: https://fi.co/e/126261/mu --- 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