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FOunder University

Presented & hosted by:

 
 

Founder University is a three-day curriculum for founders who have launched their product but haven't raised Series A. 

Available to 60 founders selected based on merit.

Commitment to attend each day is required.

next Class:

august 6-8, 2018

san francisco, CA

 
 

UPCOMING DATES

 

Aug.

6-8

*All founders eligible to apply

sepT.

17-19

*Underrepresented founders

 

founder university Mentors

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founder university

(Here's what we learned last class)

 

DAY 1

Morning Session
10:00aM-12:00PM 

Pitches & Perfecting your Presentation

Moderator: Jason Calacanis & Monique Woodard (fmr 500 Startups)

Founders get 2 minutes to pitch their startup to Jason & Monique, & then receive candid feedback to make it 20x better. 

afternoon Session
12:00PM-5:00PM 

LEGAL LUNCH & LEARN

Speakers: WSGR

Get your startup legal questions answered by Attorneys at WSGR over lunch.

building an effective marketing team

Speaker: Sonny Mayugba, Waitr

Learn how to build & direct your dream marketing team. 

go to market strategy & growth

Speaker: Roland Ligtenberg, Housecall Pro

Everything you need to know about customer acquisition & hunting strategies at every stage of your startup. 

Funding your startup

Speaker: Jenny Lefcourt, Freestyle VC

Learn essential fundraising strategies & key metrics to get the deal done.

5 keys to negotiating a term sheeT & Panel Discussion

Speakers:  Becki Degraw, WSGR

This discussion covers the most important elements of a Series A term sheet to prepare founders for the negotiation phase.

DAY 2

morning session
10:00AM-12:00PM

Pitches & Perfecting your Presentation

Moderator: Jason Calacanis & Andrea Zurek, XG Ventures

Founders get 2 minutes to pitch their startup to Jason & Andrea, & then receive candid feedback to make it 20x better.

afternoon session
12:00PM-5:00PM

LUNCH & networking
 

due diligence: digging in with the investor

Speaker: Terri Mead, angel investor

What do investors do it, what are they looking for, and what should you be prepared for? 

Hiring your series A team

Speaker: Beth Scheer, Homebrew

Best strategies to hire the best team to get you to Series A and beyond.

optimizing your sales pipeline

Speaker: Kevin Ramani, Cobalt Robotics

Learn the art of cold calling, targeted emailing, and other secret strategies to acquire customers.

founder lessons from seed to series b

Speaker: Sue Khim, Brilliant

Secret tactics and candid lessons from Seed to Series B.

Day 3

Morning Session
Time: Tba

GROUP HIKE with founders

 

afternoon Session
TIME: tba

LUNCH

 

STARTUP Tuneup

Moderator: Jason Calacanis

Founders present their greatest challenge to Jason and the other founders, and receive mentorship on how to solve it.