Join fellow founders, investors, and partners for an end-of-year Gift Exchange Holiday Party!
6:00pm-6:30pm: Doors open; Food & Drink; Socialize
Pour a drink from our selection of wine
Self-serve light appetizers and talk to fellow member and founders
6:30pm-7:00pm: Gather round for the holiday gift exchange
This will be organized prior with the help of Elfster
7:00pm-8:00pm: Year-end Roundtable
Discuss your biggest accomplishments of 2018 and what you have planned for 2019 with fellow founders and friends who get it :)
Festive cocktail attire is encouraged:
Button-up shirt, slacks, and dress shoes for men. Jacket and tie recommended but not required.
Cocktail dress or slacks and blouse for women. Dress shoes or high heels.
Our events are for tech startup founders only. Please RSVP if this applies to you. If you are interested in learning more about Founders Network, please request an invitation to join. And if you are not a current member, or have not been nominated for a membership, please join the breakfast to meet your potential nominator.
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