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fnChicago CoWorking Day + Lunch
October 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Get to know the Chicago chapter of Founders Network with a full day of founder coworking at Workbox! Take a break from the grind with a working lunch focused on overcoming objectives and building your local network of tech founders.
Founders are encouraged to come ready to share one startup challenge with the group. The first question an attendee should ask is “how can I help?”
Who Should Attend
Founders Network creates intimate, founder-only events regularly in Chicago. This event is designed to bring tech founders together to discuss the challenges they face with product-market fit, fundraising, recruiting, and scale. We value authenticity, humility, reciprocity and inclusivity and strive to reflect these values in both our events and the guests selected to attend.
Why You Should RSVP
Founding a company is a grind and can often feel like a lonely journey. We want to fix that. If you’re looking to build a network of founders to support and guide you on your journey to success, sign up for the event and experience the benefits of Founders Network.
-12:00pm – 2:00pm || Lunch
-12:00pm-12:15pm || Arrive, settle in
-12:15pm-12:25pm || 2 minute introductions: Past experience, startup, 1 interesting fact
-12:25pm- 1:45pm || Each founder shares an obstacle they are facing, and receives advice, resources, and intros from the group (minutes are divided by # of attendees)
-1:45pm – 2:00pm || Wrap-up. Chair shares any relevant Chapter business
-2:00-5:00pm || Cowork with founders @ Workbox (Optional)
Please note that this event is strictly for founders of tech startups & Founders Network partners. We like to keep a founders-only atmosphere to encourage authenticity.
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Personalized space, inclusive amenities, and a fun, collaborative environment where your company can grow.
Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $1M in startup discounts and mentorship from 50+ Institutional Investors. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.