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On June 14, we are partnering with HubSpot for Startups to host the Founder Showcase, Silicon Valley’s leading international startup pitch event helping pre-seed to seed-stage startups learn, launch, and connect to investors.

If you are building a pre-seed technology company with less than $250,000 USD, we encourage you to apply to pitch at Founder Showcase.

Anyone interested in attending is welcome to RSVP to the event for free.

At this free online event, you can watch presentations by promising pre-seed & seed-stage startups from across the globe and learn from world-leading venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. In addition, there are several networking sessions to connect with others. 

Each Founder Showcase edition is attended by hundreds of international angels, venture capitalists, media, entrepreneurs, and executives. We are pleased to announce that we are now also teaming up with HubSpot for Startups. HubSpot for Startups empowers startups to achieve unprecedented growth and accelerate scaling with a startup-friendly pricing plan of up to 90% off on essential tools needed to boost lead generation, supercharge sales, and streamline customer service. 

With the HubSpot Growth Platform, startups can leverage world-class software, cutting-edge educational resources, and powerful integrations to acquire and retain more customers than ever before.

Founder Showcase naturally blends with HubSpot for Startups as we share a common goal - to support early-stage founders. 

Previous Founder Showcase speakers include Elon Musk, Naval Ravikant, Rebecca Enonchong, David Sacks, Phil Libin, Keith Rabois, Chris Dixon, Kevin Rose, and Mark Suster. Luminary companies like Udemy, Relay Rides, Thumbtack, Realty Mogul, Kaggle, and many more gave their first public pitches on the Founder Showcase stage, and some of the earlier presenters have raised over $1.5 billion in funding.

Founder Showcase is free and open to the public, and anyone interested can register to instantly access a global startup community. 

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Kelsey Aina, Senior Head of Startup Partnerships at HubSpot for Startups, will join Founder Showcase as an expert panelist, and attendees will have the opportunity to network with her and ask questions.

Kelsey got her start working in the nonprofit world with organizations such as Teach For America and City Year, where she launched a new startup program each year and built out a self-sustaining infrastructure. Kelsey began working in the travel industry, where she helped create scalable sales, marketing, and project management systems which enabled the organization she worked for to expand their brand multinationally. 

From there, she launched her own startup, opening 2 brick and mortar plant-based juice bar cafes in the Boston area.

She is passionate about helping startups grow and scale and now leads the HubSpot for Startups Team across the Americas, provide coaching and guidance to founders, and provides scholarships to qualifying startups through her work with the HubSpot For Startups Program.

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The Founder Institute and HubSpot For Startups collaboration arrives at the right moment when fresh innovative companies need adequate guidance and assistance to rise above their obstacles. Challenging times give birth to strong startups, and the Founder Showcase presents you with some of the most interesting companies of tomorrow before anyone else.

This virtual interactive event will gather hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, media, and other industry leaders. Register now or check our channels often for updates about the pitching companies, the keynote speaker, and the rest of the expert panelists.


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