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.