VIP Event

Early Stage Product & Sales Lessons, with award-winning FI mentor Ernest Yap + Global Networking Summit

Learn from a top-rated FI global Mentor + meet FI Alumni from around the world

Oct 13, 2022
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Only shared with registered attendees
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This Global Networking Summit is a VIP private event, exclusively for enrolled Founders and Alumni of the Founder Institute - join to learn from top startup mentors and network with entrepreneur peers from around the globe. This event will kickoff with a short talk and AMA session featuring Ernest Yap, Sales and Partnerships Lead at Rewatt Power, focused on early-stage startup product and sales strategy. Then there will be a fun, interactive networking session where you can join group video chats, organized around startup topics and geographic regions, and connect with others from across the FI global network.
Please note this VIP event is restricted only to Enrolled Founders, Alumni & Mentors of the Founder Institute. Applied Founders are eligible to attend upon enrollment.

About the Guest Speaker:
Ernest Yap
Ernest Yap is Sales & Partnerships Lead, Rewatt Power. He is passionate in building meaningful ventures, especially in renewable energy transition - a 3X tech entrepreneur, Ernest is known for being decisive in ambiguous circumstances and building teams up to 30 people. He has a track record of proven team leadership in building software for carbon offset trading, credit card adjudication, computer vision, and mobile navigation. As a global sales manager, Ernest has generated >$15M in 6 years ($100k-$500k deal size).

Additionally, as founder of the web and mobile agency Shapetrace, Ernest is a 2014 Alumni of the Founder Institute Toronto, and today is among the top FI global mentors in the world, having been named a 2022 regional winner of the Global Startup Mentor Awards in the category of 'Top Grad Turned Mentor'.
Who should Attend?
  • Founders who want feedback from a leading global startup Mentor.
  • Founders who have a pre-seed or seed-stage startup or company
  • Founders who want to learn about entrepreneurship firsthand
What is the Agenda?
  • Speaker Introduction
  • Talk + Q&A with Featured Mentor 
  • Networking Session
For more information about the investors, accelerators, incubators, and online startup events in Norway - Nordics, see our list of Local Startup Resources.

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This event is reserved for Enrolled Founders, Alumni, and Mentors of the Founder Institute accelerator

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