Founder Institute training sessions are where the magic happens. Each week of the four-month program features talks by the world's most successful entrepreneurs, coming together to share their knowledge with the next generation of startup founders. While all of our mentor's talks are valuable, there are a few that stand out.
Below is a roundup of our top 5 training session videos from 2013;
Ideas Mean Nothing If You Are Not The Right Person to Execute, by Ryan Bettencourt at the San Diego Founder Institute
Launching a startup is one thing, but building a meaningful and enduring company is an entirely different story. In this talk from the San Diego Founder Institute, Ryan Bettencourt gives tips on bringing your idea to life, and how to build a company centered around your passions, values, and bringing meaning to the world.
Ideas are Really Simple, It's the Execution That's Hard, by Matt Mandell at the Silicon Valley Founder Institute
Serial entrepreneur, Matt Mandell, knows a thing or two about launching successful startups. Throughout his career, he has learned by doing, and can boil down entrepreneurial success to a few simple things: 1. Decide early on what your goals are, and 2. Forget the idea, because it’s all about execution.
How to Establish a 'Get Things Done' Culture For Your Startup, by Jimmy Hendricks at the San Diego Founder Institute
Starting up is tough, so it's crucial to have an efficient and dedicated team to help execute your vision. In this talk from the San Diego Founder Institute, Jimmy Hendricks explains the most effective ways to hire for your startup, and how to establish an efficient yet fun, “Get Things Done” culture.
How to Build a Long-Term Financial Model For Your Startup, by Jim Franklin at the Denver Founder Institute
In this talk from the Denver Founder Institute, Jim Franklin explains how to manage finances in all stages of your company. In addition to having a financial plan that matches your operating plan, Jim warns founders about the dangers of improperly calculating costs and how taking other people’s money means giving up control.
How to Gamify Your Pitch to Raise Big Money, by Christoph Sollich at the Berlin Founder Institute
Play to win! (Or pitch to win in this case). In the video above, Christoph Sollich gamifies pitching to raise capital, and offers some tips on presentation and publicity.
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