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FOunder University

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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

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Curriculum for November 2018 Class
(Updated frequently)

 

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: WSGR

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

BUSINESS PLANNING & STRATEGY

Speaker: Mick Luibinskas, Muru-D

driving VIRAL growth through loops

Speaker: Dun Wang, Calm

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

how to 10x your people

Speaker: Shane Metcalf, 15Five

5 keys to negotiating a term sheeT & Panel Discussion

Speakers:  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

M&A best practices

Speaker: Rishi Garg, Mayfield Fund

fundraising metrics

Speaker: Mar Hershenson, Pear.VC

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
 

Founder Lessons

Speaker: Morgan Debaun, Blavity

Data you need for Series A

Speaker: Ben Herila, Underground Cellar

Raising through crowdequity funding

Speaker: Chuck Pettid & Bianca Caban, Republic

optimizing your sales pipeline

Speaker: Mei Siauw, LeadIQ

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

Fundraising through incubators & syndicates

Spearkers: Jason Demant, LAUNCH & Ashley Whitehurst, LAUNCH

DAY 3

retreat on Angel Island & startup challenges