Building a Fundable Global Startup w/ Jonathan Greechan, Co-Founder & CEO Founder Institute

Feb 3, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Welcome to our fireside chat with Jonathan Greechan, Co-Founder & CEO Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator that has helped launch over 5,000 companies across 200+ cities and six continents.

Virtual event
Fireside Chat

About this event

Building a fundable global startup is much harder than you think especially in its early development phase. 

In this phase, startup founders are struggling with transforming their big idea into a workable prototype, finding support networks / partners / co-founders, looking for ways to fund early operations, sitting down with customers to validate the startup assumptions and finding their way through a million other things!

That's why we have invited Jonathan Greechan, Co-Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute who will be providing you tried and tested insights from Silicon Valley to build your venture. Founder Institute is the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator that has helped launch over 5,000 companies across 200+ cities and six continents.

In this fireside chat we will discuss:

⭐ From Silicon Valley to Sweden - what are the similarities and differences among different startup ecosystems?

⭐ Why do majority of early-stage ideas and startups fail?

⭐ Is there a magic formula or a secret sauce to build a bullet-proof startup?

⭐ How do you build a venture around purpose? 

⭐ How important is customer feedback, and how should startups work with this?

⭐ What level of finish should startups aim to have in their product / service / solution at an early stage?

⭐ What is the ideal team size and equity split? How does this usually change with initial investment rounds?

⭐ How do you lock investor interest with your idea?

⭐ Does Pandemic / virtual shift open new opportunities for startups? How?

⭐ Can a startup be a multi-country team from day one?

⭐ What technology trends / verticals should founders focus on going forward? 

⭐ Is Founder Institute pre-seed program tough on founders?

Founder Institute Sweden has created a special fellowship for Startup Grind Stockholm community members. With the Startup Grind Fellowship, the winning startup can participate in the Founder Institute Sweden Virtual 2022 program for free ($699 USD value). APPLY HERE! 

The discussion will be moderated by Naimul Abd, Business Advisor & Partnerships Lead at Coompanion Stockholm, serial impact entrepreneur, strategic advisor to the Founder Institute Sweden, and Director Startup Grind Stockholm.

Check out what happened


  • Jonathan Greechan

    Founder Institute

    Co-Founder & CEO


  • Naimul Abd

    Founder Nutty Ventures

    CEO Connect Öst


  • Naimul Abd

    Startup Grind

    Regional Director Nordics Startup Grind


Coompanion Stockholm logo

Coompanion Stockholm

Brim Global AB logo

Brim Global AB

Impact Hub Stockholm logo

Impact Hub Stockholm

Make Trade logo

Make Trade

Sweden on the Go logo

Sweden on the Go

Founder Institute Nordics logo

Founder Institute Nordics

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