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VIP Event

Community Led Growth: Iconic Brands & Raving Fans, with Lloyed Lobo + VIP Networking

Learn about community led growth + meet FI Alumni from across the globe

Sep 22, 2022
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Only shared with registered attendees
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The VIP Networking Summit is a private event where enrolled founders and alumni of the Founder Institute can learn from top mentors and network with entrepreneur peers from across the globe. This event will kickoff with a short talk and AMA ("Ask Me Anything") session focused on community-led growth with Lloyed Lobo, Co-Founder of, and focused on community-led growth. Then there will be a fun, interactive networking session where you can join group video chats based on topics to connect with others in the FI network. Please note this event is reserved only for Enrolled Founders, Alumni, and Mentors of the Founder Institute.
This VIP event, is restricted to Enrolled Founders, Alumni & Mentors of the Founder Institute. Applied Founders are eligible to attend upon enrollment.

Community is taking center stage at organizations across all industries. With traditional marketing techniques reaching a saturation point and product features appearing to differ very little, a thriving community can become your single greatest asset by acting as a force multiplier for your business and also enabling you to stand out in a fragmented market.

However, building and nurturing a community takes time - relationships cannot be an afterthought. When put front and center, a community can be a great acquisition channel, product feedback mechanism, brand differentiator, and retention lever.

In this session, Lloyed Lobo, Cofounder of Boast.AI shares how they were able to bootstrap to 8 figures in revenue by building a community of +100k people and the key lessons learned along the way.

Specifically, we will cover:
- Audience vs community, and the difference
- Getting community started, bringing people together, and seeding the beginnings
- How to ensure your community sticks and sustains for the long haul
- The most impactful way to add new members
- Strategies and tactics to keep the community engaged and drive connections
- Key metrics for community success
- Tools you can use to manage community

About the Guest Speaker:
Lloyed Lobo
Lloyed is the Co-founder of Boast.AI, a fintech platform that automates access to billions in R&D tax credits and government funding opportunities to help innovative companies fuel their growth. 

Boast.AI was bootstrapped to 8 figures in revenue before it raised a $30M CAD Series A and launched a $100M debt fund to finance R&D. Lloyed also runs Traction, a community of 100k+ innovators, where leaders from the fastest growing companies share learnings on building, growing, and scaling companies via weekly webinars, regular meetups, and conferences. 

Lloyed has been covered in Forbes, TechCrunch, Fox Business, SF Biz Journals, and VentureBeat. He has also been a speaker at top conferences and podcasts including SaaStr, Entrepreneurs on Fire, Mixergy, 1Mby1M, and Marketing School.
Who should Attend?
  • Anyone who wants feedback from a leading global Startup Mentor.
  • Anyone who has a pre-seed company or a startup idea
  • Anyone who wants to learn about entrepreneurship
What is the Agenda?
  • Introduction
  • Talk + Q&A with FI Mentor 
  • Conclusion and Networking 
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This event is reserved for Enrolled Founders, Alumni, and Mentors of the Founder Institute accelerator

The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,800 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 100 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.

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