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)


What we learned in June 2022


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

11:00AM-11:30AM: Raising Your Round without a Lead: Zach Hudson, Deft

11:30AM-12:15PM: Getting Started With Google Ads: Jen Bryan, Velocity Growth

12:15PM-1:00PM: Sizing the Opportunity with Product-Led Growth: Jesse Venticinque, Fitbod

1:00PM-2:30PM: Perfecting Your Pitch: Jason Calacanis, LAUNCH & Julie Lein, Urban Innovation Fund

2:30PM-3:30PM: 5 Things to Consider When Negotiating a Term Sheet: Becki DeGraw, Wilson Sonsini

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

4:15PM-5:00PM: Marketing Strategies for Scaling at Early Stage: Presh Dineshkumar, LAUNCH


10:00AM-10:30AM: Landing Page 101: Aoife Jacob, Velocity Growth

10:30AM-11:00AM: 6 Steps to Healthy Financials: Lil Roberts, Xendoo

11:00AM-11:30AM: How to Hire Your First Team Members (and How Not To): Mary Fox, Marlow

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

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

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

2:00PM-2:30PM: The Value of SOC2 for Growth: Stevie Case, Vanta

2:30PM-3:00PM: Showing Signal Before Traction - Pointers For Raising Seed Capital: Jed Katz, Javelin Venture Partners

3:00PM-3:45PM: How to Create a $1M Campaign: David Sanghera

3:45PM-4:30PM: Storytelling for Investors, Hiring & Growth: Molly Wood, LAUNCH

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

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