On March 18, we will gather top graduates in the process of fundraising to demo their products to an exclusive audience of investors, advisors, and press. There will also be a short talk on local entrepreneurship by Gabe Zicherman.
Angel investors, early-stage venture capital firms, advisors, press, Founder Institute Mentors and Graduates are all invited to attend.
Gabe Zichermann is the chair of GSummit (SF, April 16-18, 2013) where top gamification experts across industries gather to share knowledge and insight about customer & employee engagement and loyalty. He is also an author, highly rated public speaker and entrepreneur whose next book, The Gamification Revolution (McGraw Hill, 2013) looks at how leaders are leveraging gamification strategy to crush the competition. His previous books, Gamification by Design (2011) and Game-Based Marketing (2010) have helped define the industry's standards and frameworks, and continue to be key reference materials today. Gabe resides in New York City, where he is co-director of startup accelerator The Founder Institute, and a board member of StartOut.org.
6:30pm - 6:45pm: Networking
6:45pm - 7:00pm: Opening Remarks
7:00pm - 7:30pm: KeyNote by Gabe Zichermann
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Graduate Presentations
8:30pm – 9:00pm: Closing Reception & Networking with Drinks
The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies. Through a four month program, existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs - while not being required to quit their day job. Our unique Graduate Liquidity Pool also enables graduates and mentors to share in the equity upside of each class, creating local, teamwork-based ecosystems where great new businesses can flourish.
The Founder Institute has been operating in New York since 2010, graduating over 50 local technology companies in that time. In just over three years of operation, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 565 companies across 28 cities, 13 countries, and five continents - making us the world's largest startup accelerator.
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