Founder University 2-Day Intensive

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

Available to 200 startups

September 12-13, 2022 (The September 2022 class is for underrepresented founders)



(frequently updated)

All sessions are online and times are PT

DAY ONE - September 12th

10:00AM-11:00AM: Checklist for Talking to Investors & Breakout Pitching: Jacqui Deegan, LAUNCH

11:00AM-11:30AM: Product Market Fit Benchmarks & Myths: Lindsay Tabas, Lady Engineer

11:30AM-12:00PM: Founder Lessons: Intentionally Creating a Path to Success: Fatima Dicko, Sugar

12:00PM-1:00PM: Legal Lunch and Learn: Jonathan Chan, Wilson Sonsini

1:00PM-2:30PM: Perfecting Your Pitch: Jason Calacanis, LAUNCH & Charles Hudson, Precursor VC

2:30PM-3:00PM: 6 Steps to Healthy Financials: Lil Roberts, Xendoo

3:00PM-3:15PM: Breakout Pitching

3:15PM-4:00PM: Marketing Strategies for Scaling at Early Stage: Presh Dineshkumar, LAUNCH

4:00PM-4:30PM: Data Room Essentials & Diligence Red Flags: Heidi Braun, LAUNCH

4:30PM-5:00PM: Breakout Activity

DAY TWO - September 13th

10:00AM-10:30AM: The Dos and Don’t You Dares of Copywriting: Kate Bradley Chernis, Lately

10:30AM-11:00AM: Building Team Culture (& Crisis Management) in Remote Teams: Valerie Lopez, Angle

11:00AM-11:30AM: Ramping Up in a Downturn: Grow Your Topline through Automated Security Compliance: Kaitlin Petterson, Vanta

11:30AM-12:00PM: Breakout Pitching

12:00PM-12:30PM: Optimize Your Conversion Funnels: Doriane Mouret, Gravitr

12:30PM-1:00PM: Storytelling for Investors, Hiring & Growth: Molly Wood, LAUNCH

1:00PM-2:00PM: Perfecting Your Pitch: Jason Calacanis, Mike Savino & Molly Wood, LAUNCH

2:00PM-3:00PM: 5 Things to Consider When Negotiating a Term Sheet: Becki DeGraw, Wilson Sonsini

3:00PM-3:30PM: What is Venture Capital and How to Raise it in the Current Market: Clara Brenner, Urban Innovation Fund

3:30PM-4:15PM: Creating a Qualifying Sales Deck: Whitney Sales, Forum VC

4:15PM-5:00PM: How You Can Design Loved Brands and Products: Scott Bair, Timewell

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