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.
Co-Founder & CEO
Jonathan Greechan is the Co-Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute (http://fi.co), the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Since 2009, he has grown and scaled the organization to chapters in over 200 cities and 90 countries, which have produced over 5000 portfolio companies with nearly $1 billion in venture funding. He also currently serves as an Advisor to Oxford Entrepreneurs (Oxf…
Business Advisor & Partnerships LeadSee Bio
Naimul is a business advisor at Coompanion Stockholm
- Coaches more than 500 startup founders every year
- Responsible for partnerships, events, and ecosystem development
- Speaks at startup events and mentors at workshops and hackathons
- Also an early-stage impact entrepreneur and investor in startups
Before coming to Sweden he has been a marketing director for a fast-paced retail chain and has also consulted more than 20 multinational companies on consumer insights and strategic brand building.
In his spare time he makes music, you can follow him on Spotify.
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