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Below is a January 2021 roundup of highlights from Founder Institute portfolio companies across the globe - see the most recent grad news and top media features of the month, new 1:1 video interviews and presentations, and a list of upcoming FI global February events - including the next international Founder Showcase, featuring special guest and keynote speaker Jason Calacanis.


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January Featured Keynote: Alan Chiu 

Alan Chiu is Co-President at Stanford Angels, a Partner at XSeed Capital, and CEO of Enya.ai. Chiu gave the following Product-Market Fit keynote presentation on January 20th, at a live online event celebrating the graduation of the latest Silicon Valley Virtual Fall 2020 cohort of new Founder Institute accelerator Alumni. 


January 2021 Startup IdeaFest:

To form great startup ideas, it is critical to share your ideas and get feedback from people in your target market. However, in our current COVID-19 reality, this basic "customer development" can be challenging to execute. Watch to learn best practices for forming and validating business solutions, and how to share your startup ideas for feedback from potential customers.


Click here to join us for the 19th global Founder Showcase online event live on February 10th, featuring special guest and keynote speaker Jason Calacanis.


Here you can RSVP to join the next 'Online Startup Idea Fest' to Build and Share Ideas with Potential Customers on February 18th.


And you can join us for 'A Black Founder’s Guide To Raising A $2M Institutional Seed Round' on February 24th. 

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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 200 cities worldwide.

See the most recent news from our Grads at FI.co/news, or learn more about their stories at FI.co/journey



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