At Startup Founder 101, aspiring and early-stage startup founders meet once a month to hear candid talks by successful local entrepreneurs. Learn the best practices, strategies, and mistakes to avoid from those who have been there, done that.
This Month's Speaker
Tim Dick, General Partner at Startup Capital Ventures
Tim is a Partner at Startup Capital Ventures, a Palo Alto based Venture Capital firm. Prior to joining SCV, Tim founded Hawaii Superferry in 2001, a company that brought energy-efficient inter-island vehicle ferry service to Hawaii and was recipient of the HVCA Deal Of The Year 2006. A serial entrepreneur, Tim co-founded Grassroots.com, the the leading political web technology company in 1999 (acquired by Edelman). In 1995, he founded WorldPages.com, the internet's first white and yellow pages (NYSE:WPZ, then acquired by BT). He was also the first investor in match.com (NASDAQ:IACI), and Accept.com (acquired by Amazon.)
Who should attend?
- Aspiring founders looking to launch a company
- Early-stage founders looking to build a more succesful company
- No service providers please!
Typical discussion topics include;
- The elements of good and bad startup ideas
- The first steps to starting up, including market research, naming, building a financial model, and more
- How to recruit co-founders, employees, and partners
- How to close funding, and manage investors
- And much, much more.
At the end of the session, there will also be a short audience Q&A session, and several attendees will also head to a local restaurant or bar to socialize.
Join us for a fun evening!
When & Where
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute is the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 150 cities and 60 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 2,200 companies in 8 years. The company's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.
See more events at http://fi.co/events.