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

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 PM UTC

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.

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.

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