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Startup Idea Pitch Practice: Get Friendly Feedback from Experts (Online)

Get feedback on your ideas

Oct 26, 2022
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
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To launch a great startup, it is absolutely critical to get friendly feedback on your ideas and pitch from entrepreneurs that have been there, and done that. On this interactive online event, you can learn the best practices for pitching and sharing your startup ideas, and then join several video chats to get feedback in an open and helpful environment. These chats will be hosted by entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors with vast experience in launching and building fast-growing companies. Even if you don't want to share, you can join to hear startup ideas, learn from the experts, and meet other idea-stage entrepreneurs. 
To participate in all of the networking components of this event, you must join using a Desktop or Laptop with Chrome or Firefox.

It is not required, but attendees are encouraged to first review the resources at

Anyone that attends has an opportunity to get feedback, but we plan to feature one or two pitches to the entire audience for feedback at the beginning of the event. If you are interested in being considered, then please complete this form:

Meet the Mentors: 

Martin Martinez - Your host for this global event. Martin is the Regional Manager for FI Texas. He has been involved with the FI ecosystem since 2017 and helped hundreds of founders navigate their startup journey.

Roxette Miranda:  Co-director of the Florida Founder Institute accelerator since 2019, and is the Director of The LAB Miami, one of the city’s premiere startup hubs and physical co-working spaces for entrepreneurs. She is also a partner at 305 Works, an angel investor, and a past Program Manager for various other startup accelerators.

Sandy Gomez: Director for Founder Institute in Caracas. Sandy is a valuation specialist for Arca International Group. Previously she worked for companies such as Henkel, KPMG, and Diageo, covering tasks related to sales, corporate finance, and compliance

Keshni Morar: Director for Founder Institute in South Africa.  She is an active startup mentor and investor in the South African ecosystem. She also has a background in mergers and acquisitions and implemented over 200 integration projects for multinational companies.

Mercedes Bankston: Program Director for our London & Silicon Valley Chapter. Mercedes has been involved with mentoring Founders since 2018. Her experience includes wearing many hats from streamlining operations, increasing sales, training teams and direct management of sales/marketing.

Chris Foltz - Chris is a global EIR at Founder Institute and mentors startup founders on six continents. He has changed the way thousands of business and organization leaders think about go-to-market strategy with his innovative collaboration and impact-focused approach.

Ifedy Eze - Ifedy is the Director of our Lagos chapter. He has been involved with FI since 2019 and helped 100+ African founders launch their startups.

Guc Ozenci - Guc is the FI Director for Washington DC. He recently exited his SaaS business and now spends his time coaching the next generation of founders and entrepreneurs through the Founder Institute.

Daoud Ghannam - Daoud is the FI Director for Palestine and has helped more than 20 entrepreneurs launch their startups since 2018. He is the Founder of two startups - Good Desk (FI Alumni) and uMake.

Mirjana Perkovic - Mirjana is the FI Director for BENELUX and Founder for LookStyler.  She is a serial entrepreneur, Fobes Contributor, and an active startup advisor to several venture-funded startups.

Jeni Chang:  Leads the Founder Institute chapter in San Francisco and is the SVP of Commercial Operations for Value Prop Shop. She has over 12 years of experience in healthcare,  technology, and managing patient improvement initiatives.

Who should Attend?

  • Anyone who has a an early-stage company or a startup idea
  • Anyone who would like feedback on their idea or pitch
  • Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder

What is the Agenda?

  • Short presentation on startup pitching
  • Structured Networking and Feedback Session with startup mentors

Spectators are welcome!
Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to register, hear startup ideas, and watch how the experts analyze and critique new businesses.

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