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As part of the Founder Institute’s series of free online startup events for entrepreneurs practicing social distancing, we were pleased to welcome the following Founder Institute alumni: Pooja Viswanathan, Courtney Brand, Sean Fu on Tuesday, August 11th (10am PDT) for a live, interactive webinar alumni Q+A panel.

Alumni of the Founder Institute pre-seed startup accelerator have raised nearly $1 billion in funding and are building some of the world's fastest growing technology businesses. Join us for an interactive, online Q&A event where you can learn the tips and tricks to building a startup, ask the alumni about their experience in the FI program, and what you can expect to achieve in a startup accelerator. 

About the guest speakers:

  • Pooja Viswanathan, Founder & CEO of Braze MobilityBraze Mobility has developed the first blind spot sensor system that can be added to any wheelchair, offering the driver feedback regarding location and proximity of obstacles through lights, sounds and vibrations.
  • Courtney Brand, Founder & CEO of thelighthouse. thelighthouse connects employees to the support and resources needed to navigate and thrive in the fast changing world of work.
  • Sean Fu, Founder & CEO of builds automation software that makes Visa and Immigration applications simple, affordable and fast.

Click the video below to watch the full webinar

Highlights from this panel

Intro: Pooja Viswanathan, PhD - Braze Mobility Founder & CEO

Intro: Courtney Brand - TheLightHouse Founder & CEO

Intro: Sean Fu - Founder & CEO

Are you ready for a startup accelerator?

Get feedback early on in the building process 

Building confidence through the accelerator

Building a startup out of necessity

Startup funding: bootstrapping to a friends and family round to the first check

Post-program fundraising support

Ask for what you need during the program

Be proactive and reach out to the Founder Institute network

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Graduates of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $950M in funding, and building products people love across over 185 cities worldwide.

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