Online Event

Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder

Learn the best growth tactics from leading experts

jun 12, 2024
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
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Do you want to start your own technology company, but don't know where to begin? You are not alone. Every day millions of people go 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. Afterwards, attendees will have an opportunity to network with other aspiring entrepreneurs and share their ideas for feedback.
 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 entrepreneur 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

Featured Speakers:

  • Saumya Bhatnagar- Chief Technology & Product Officer at a Forbes 30 Under 30 alum and Stevie Gold Entrepreneur of the Year, stands out as a leading figure in tech, highlighted by the National Diversity Council and AI Technology magazine. As co-founder and CPO of, she leverages her software leadership and expertise in NLP, backed by a Master’s in Computer Science from UC Santa Cruz, to pioneer AI solutions for churn and expansion challenges. Her data-driven strategies have significantly impacted her organization, leading to her recognition as a thought leader at various conferences. Saumaya is also a fervent advocate for women in tech, driving diversity and inspiring future tech leaders with her commitment to innovation and excellence. 

  •  Treya Tolbert - CEO of Powerpulze:  Treya has a proven track record in launching businesses and expanding products globally. She excels in international trade and strategic partnerships, driving maximum profitability and sales. Treya founded five companies and sold three, achieving record-breaking results. During the 2009 market downturn, she launched a successful customized RV and trailer business, winning multiple awards. Recently recognized with "Top 25 Women of Atlanta" and "influencerHer" awards, Treya is currently the Founder of PowerPulze, developing innovative wearable technology for muscle activation and fat burning, integrating biometric sensors and EMS technology. 

Additional Resources:
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About Founder Institute:
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 7,000 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.



Saumya Bhatnagar

CTO & Co-Founder @


Ryan Micheletti

Head of Global Operations @ Founder Institute


Treya Tolbert

CEO @ PowerPulze

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