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FOunder University

Presented & hosted by:

 
 

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 both days required

Next Class:

JUNE 4-6, 2018

san francisco, CA

Accepted applicants will be notified by May 14th.

*20 Tickets available to purchase for non-founders. 
(Corporate Executives, Investors, Aspiring Founders)*

UPCOMING DATES

 

Aug.

6-8

*All founders eligible to apply

sepT.

17-19

*Underrepresented founders

 

founder university Mentors

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founder university

June 4-6

(frequently updated)

 

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 a 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:  WSGR, TBA

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 Ramini, 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.