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FOunder University

Presented by:

 

Co-Hosted by:

 

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

Commitment to attend each day is required.

next Class:

November 5-7, 2018

san francisco, CA

 

Available to 60 founders selected based on merit. The class is free of charge for the accepted founders.

*The November 5-7 class is for underrepresented founders.

 
 

 

If you are a non-founder (Investor, Sales Exec, Aspiring Founder) and would like to attend, we have a few spots available to purchase.

 
 
 

UPCOMING DATES

 

Nov.

5-7

*This class is for underrepresented founders

 

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Curriculum from August 2018 Class

 

DAY 1

Morning Session
10:00aM-12:00PM 

Pitches & Perfecting your Presentation

Moderator: Jason Calacanis

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

afternoon Session
12:00PM-5:00PM 

LEGAL LUNCH & LEARN

Speakers: Nico Kerr & David Brekke, WSGR

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

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. 

driving growth through loops

Speaker: Dun Wang, Calm

Learn how to drive product through growth loops, such as paid, organic, social and viral.

optimizing your sales pipeline

Speaker: Kevin Ramani, Sales Coach (prev. Head of Sales @ Close.io

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

5 keys to negotiating a term sheeT & Panel Discussion

Speakers:  Seth Helfgott, 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

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

afternoon session
12:00PM-5:00PM

LUNCH & networking
 

What it takes to fundraise in 2018

Speaker: Adam Nelson, Social Capital

What do investors look 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.

Customer development & design

Speaker: Joshua Sortino, Square

Designing a customer interface, user research, collecting and prioritizing insights to grow the product.

fundraising through syndicates

Ashley Whitehurst, LAUNCH

Fundraising Without VCs

Jason Demant, LAUNCH