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Recently, Founder Institute EIR Mike Suprovici presented on the topic of Startup Fundraising Best Practices to a packed audience of pre-seed Bay Area entrepreneurs at a special FI event, hosted by the law offices of Hanson Bridgett in San Francisco. Watch the complete presentation video below. 

FI Silicon Valley program alumni Harmony Oswald (Founder & CEO of Legalucy) and Torrey Smith (Co-Founder & CEO of Endiatx), who have both successfully closed funding rounds in recent months, joined Suprovici for a panel Q&A following his presentation, where the audience posed some great fundraising questions leading to insightful discussion.

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San Francisco Founder Institute Co-Director Ron Flavin kicked off the event with opening remarks, and delivered a high-level presentation of the Founder Institute core program for the many pre-seed entrepreneurs in attendance. 

Thank you to our three tremendous panelists, to our legal partner Hanson Bridgett for hosting, and again to Ron Flavin and fellow FI San Francisco program Co-Director Asya Bradley, for each helping make this special fundraising panel event such as a success. 

If you're a Bay Area entreprenuer building a business towards achieving traction or funding, click here to apply to join the upcoming Founder Institute San Francisco program cohort today! 

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