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  • As part of the Founder Institute’s continuing series of free online startup events for entrepreneurs worldwide, we are excited to host a friendly pitch practice webinar! Click here to RSVP, and join us on Wednesday, September 28th (10am PST) for this live, interactive webinar!

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.

Your friendly pitch mentors:

  • Martin Martinez [Host]: Entrepreneur in Residence at Founder Institute and serves as the Executive Director of the FI Texas programs, currently operating chapters in Austin, Dallas, and Houston.

    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.

    Daria Duda:
     Currently the Senior Product Marketing Manager at NBME and an active mentor with the Founder Institute Philadelphia. Daria brings over 25 years of marketing leadership knowledge specific to high-growth technology companies.  Her expertise is in product positioning, putting together a product launch, developing Go-To-Market strategies and more.

    Dominique Kim: Leads the Founder Institute HealthTech vertical and the Director of the Berkley-Taiwan Innovations Accelerator (at UC Berkeley). She has a background in public health and has worked with large technology companies like Meta & Blue shield.

    Mirjana Perkovic:  Being a serial tech entrepreneur, led her to become a member of Forbes Business Council in New York, where she also writes for Forbes. She is the Benelux Managing Director for the Founder Institute. She currently manages two startups and sits on six startup boards. She is also a business mentor for Loyal VC, EIC, IG and USAWEC.

    Ignacio Castro: Ignacio is the Managing Director for Founder Institute Boston for the past 9 years. He is also the Director of Business Tech Platforms at Santander Bank. He mentors startups across North & South America allowing them to tap into his 20 years of experience.

    Kenneth Parker:  Kenneth is the Managing Director for Founder Institute New York and is an experienced Industry 4.0 (digitization) leader with a background in automation & controls.

    Gore Bolton: Gore is the Managing Director for Founder Institute South Carolina and is the CEO of Land Intelligence.  He is also the Chief Investment Officer at daGROUP USA for the past 23 years.

    Guillermo Guzman: Guiellermo is the Managing Director for Founder Institute Colombia and is a General Partner at Indio VC.  He is dedicated to the development of early-stage startups across the LATAM region and is an active mentor with the Founder Institute. 

If you haven’t already, click here to register and join us September 28th for a friendly, interactive pitch feedback session.

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