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FounderX, the Founder Institute's VIP Gathering of Alumni, Mentors, Local Leaders, Investors and Partners is happening this summer! Mark your calendars: from August 2 - 4th 2022, hand-selected members of the Founder Institute network will gather online for a series of fun virtual networking events, group workshops, and engaging talks from top Keynote Speakers.

The goal of FounderX is to facilitate meaningful connections and learning between the entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, and ecosystem leaders in our network, which spans 95+ countries across 6 continents. If you are interested in proposing, organizing or even hosting a session or workshop, please complete the Call for Proposals Submission Form here.

This event is strictly invite only. Members of the FI Network can register to the event using the access code provided via their private invitation - only invited FI or VC Lab Alumni, Mentors, Local Leaders, Investors, and Partners are able to attend. All unauthorized registrations will be voided prior to the event.

FounderX brings leading international entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem leaders to share their latest best practices. Previous event speakers include:

  • Steve Jurvetson (Managing Director, Future Ventures, Board of SpaceX and Tesla)
  • Shervin Pishevar (Co-Founder & Managing Director, Sherpa Capital, Hyperloop One)
  • Jason Calacanis (LAUNCH, Angel Investor)
  • Christine Herron (Former Director, Intel Capital)
  • Scott Painter (Founder of TrueCar, PriceLock, Fair)
  • Cyan Banister (CEO at Zivity, Owner of Banister Capital)
  • Mitch Kapor (Founder of Lotus Development, Kapor Capital & Kapor Center for Social Impact, PC Pioneer)
  • Lauren Kolodny (Partner at Aspect Ventures)
  • Brigette Lau (General Partner, The Social+Capital Partnership)
  • Chamath Palihapitiya (Founder of The Social+Capital Partnership, Part Owner of the Golden State Warriors)
  • Scott Heiferman (Founder of
  • Peter Diamandis (Chairman & CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, Co-Founder of Singularity University, Human Longevity & Space Adventures)
  • Eren Bali (Co-Founder & CEO of Carbon, Co-Founder & Chairman at Udemy)
  • Jed Katz (Managing Director at Javelin Venture Partners)
  • Don Dodge (Developer Advocate at Google)
  • Chandini M Ammineni (Partner at 500 Startups, Startup Advisor)
  • Mike Maples Jr. (Managing Partner at FLOODGATE)
  • Gagan Biyani (Co-Founder of Udemy, Former Growth Advisor at Lyft)
  • Nir Eyal (Best-Selling Author of "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products", Behavioral Design Expert)
  • Rajil Kapoor (Founder of Snapfish & Fitmob, Prolific VC at Mayfield Fund and Angel Investor)
  • Jeff Bonforte (SVP at Yahoo (via acquisition of Xobni), Founder of Xobni)
  • Bob Rosin (VP Business Development at LinkedIn, Former Biz Dev Lead at Skype, Qik, OQO)
  • Ben Narasin (General Partner at Canvas Ventures, Investor in Dropcam, Zenefits, Realty Mogul)
  • Jim Kaskade (CEO at Janrain, Multi-time CEO, VP, and GM of SaaS and Big Data Companies)
  • Manu Kumar (Founder & Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures)
  • Thomas Korte (Founder of AngelPad)
  • Aydin Senkut (Founder/ Managing Director, Felicis Ventures)
  • Boris Wertz (Founding Partner, Version One Ventures)
  • Frank Chen (Partner, Andreessen Horowitz)
  • James Cham (Partner at Bloomberg Beta)
  • And many more

To learn more, partner with FounderX, or register to attend, visit

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