Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur

Date: 2014-08-13, 05:30 PM
Location: Grind, 2 North LaSalle Street, 14th floor, Chicago, IL, 60602
The Founder Institute is the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. Join us in partnership with Flank 5 Academy for an opportunity to find out what it takes to make the leap from employee to entrepreneur. Do you want to start your own technology company, but don't know where to get started? You are not alone. Every day millions of people got to jobs they don't enjoy, but few do something about it. At the “Employee to Entrepreneur” event, you can hear the stories, tips, and best practices of those who left their jobs to pursue their own startup company. Listen to the experiences of people just like you that have made the transition, and discuss any questions or concerns that you have. How do you know if you have a good idea? What are the first steps in an entrepreneurial journey? Join us for a fun evening!


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Panelists include Founder Institute mentors Lou Morales (Co-Founder, Optyn) and Seyi Fabode (Co-Founder, Power2Switch) and graduates Reva Minkoff (Founder, DigitaGroundUp) and Chris Motley (Co-Founder, Better Weekdays). Facilitator is Todd Connor who is the Co-Founder of Flank 5 Academy, which is a complete, step-by-step, 10 week Professional Transformation Incubator that brings together business strategy and cutting-edge psychology to help people launch new businesses and new careers. In addition, Todd is the CEO of The Bunker Incubator, which assists veteran entrepreneurs. Venue sponsor is Grind. Sponsors are Grind and Jenner & Block.

Who should Attend?

  • Anyone who dreams of launching their own company
  • Anyone with an idea for a new business either launched inside their employer or independently
  • Anyone curious about being an entreprenuer someday


 What are some of the Topics?

  • What is the difference between being an employee versus being a founder
  • What to consider before becoming an entrepreneur
  • How do you know when the time is right to quit
  • What are the first steps in the entrepreneurial journey
  • and more...


What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Introduction to the Founder Institute
  • Talks on Founding a Company
  • Question and Answer
  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant


This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening! For more free startup events, visit http://fi.co/events.

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