Founder University 2-Day Intensive

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

Available to 200 startups per cohort. Run four times per year.

Next session: February 16-17.

The February session is for women founders. (The May session will be general admission.)

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February 16-17, 2023

(updated frequently — all times in PST)

DAY ONE - Thursday, February 16th

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

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

11:30AM-12:15PM: Conversion Rate Opportunities for Landing Pages: Aoife Jacob, Velocity Growth

12:15PM-12:30PM: Breakout

12:30PM-1:00PM: Accounting Essentials: Mike Savino, LAUNCH

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

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

3:30PM-4:15PM: Crafting Your Narrative for Fundraising, Hiring & Growth: Molly Wood, LAUNCH

4:15PM-5:00PM: Customer Retargeting + SEO/SEM: Presh Dineshkumar, LAUNCH

DAY TWO - Friday, February 17th

9:30AM-10:00AM: Personal Branding 101 for Founders - Why it's Critical and Where to Start: Alison Desmond, Velocity Growth

10:00AM-10:45AM: Leveraging AI for Paid Advertising: Jen Bryan, Velocity Growth

10:45AM-11:00AM: Breakout Activity

11:00AM-11:30AM: The Power of Storytelling: Paige Finn Doherty, Behind Genius Ventures

11:30AM-12:00PM: First Time Founder Lessons: Adena Hefets, Divvy Homes

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

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

2:00PM-2:30PM: Hiring Your First Marketer: Emily Kramer, MKT1

2:30PM-3:30PM: How to Optimize Mobile Paywalls: Rockwell Shah, Mesmerize

3:30PM-4:00PM: Data Room Essentials & Diligence Red Flags: Heidi Braun, LAUNCH

4:00PM-4:30PM: Scaling Sales: Formalizing Salary & Commissions Structure: Kelly Schricker, LAUNCH

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