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June 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

fnIRL 2023: Artificial Intelligence and the Startup Ecosystem


One Market Plaza
One Market Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States


Founders Network
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Convening tech startup founders and investors in the heart of SF, fnIRL highlights the best of FN’s online mentorship platform, in real life

fnIRL 2023 is a one-day event that will bring together tech startup founders, investors, and partners for an exploration of how artificial intelligence is shaping the startup ecosystem.

While AI tools like ChatGPT make headlines, more and more AI-based startups are launching every day. And according to a PitchBook report released in March, VCs have steadily increased their positions in generative AI, from $408 million in 2018 to $4.8 billion in 2021 to $4.5 billion in 2022.

Meanwhile tech startup founders are embracing AI to streamline their operations and scale rapidly. A survey of 3,000 startups conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review found that 84% of respondents said AI is important to their company’s growth strategy.

At fnIRL 2023, startup founders will have the opportunity to learn from leading tech innovators, startup founders, and investors who are at the forefront of this rapidly evolving field. The event on June 7, will feature a range of informative talks, engaging panel discussions, and opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Attendees will have the chance to explore a variety of topics related to AI, including its role in business applications, the future of work, and ethical considerations in AI development and deployment. They will also learn about real-life use cases of AI and Large Language Models, such as ChatGPT, as well as emerging trends and what’s next for the industry.

Join us for a day of learning, networking, and collaboration.

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About Founders Network:

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 $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. 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. Learn more about us here

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All information shared within Founders Network is strictly confidential. We are built on a foundation of trust, and the community takes confidentiality seriously. Investors, members, and staff all share experiences and opinions off the record. In this roundtable forum, we continue to model our fnValues of Reciprocity, Humility, Authenticity and Inclusivity. Read more about our Privacy Policy here.


One Market Plaza
One Market Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States


Founders Network
View Organizer Website


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