“Life is growth. You grow or you die.” Phil Knight, Founder, Nike
Are you the founder of a tech startup? Join fellow founders and investors at our Annual Growth Panel featuring experts from all areas of the ecosystem. You’ll learn about key considerations for growing your customer base, scaling your team, and scaling your product— all over craft beer, specialty wines, and heavy appetizers.
5:30pm-6:15pm: Arrival & Relationship Building
– Arrive on time to enjoy craft beers and specialty wines alongside heavy appetizers
– Collect your nametag, sign in, and enjoy conversation with fellow founders, investors, and partners
6:15pm-7:15pm: The Drivers and Barriers of Growth
– Moderator: Kevin Smith — Founder of The Vault and Seedchange
– Selina Tobaccowala — Founder of Gixo, Founder of eVite, Former CTO of SurveyMonkey
– Ilker Koksal — Founder of BotAnalytics, Fortune 500 Customers, 30-Under-30
– Peter Imburg — Founder of Elfster, 7M Users
7:15pm-8:00pm: Happy Hour
– To close the event, grab a drink, get to know our panelists and feel free to check out the gallery’s current art selection!
Questions about Founders Network? Come join!
If you don't have a cohort group in something like Founders Network that you can develop long-term relationships with and discuss the same topics that come up with people that you already know, you're probably missing out on something very important.
The number one advantage is the law of compound interest. The longer you stay in a very high-quality network the strong and more authentic relationships you build.
We know each other's business and we know each other's struggles. Having a personal relationship with other founders that is completely confidential and completely authentic gives you a lot of great advice.
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It allowed me to meet people who had done this before that had the experience. I was able to explain an issue very briefly and they were able to give me a very detailed response on how they addressed it.
I've used the platform to discover advice, connections, resources, discounts, on important services, connections to investors, and practice on how to pitch. The kind of conversations you can't get anywhere else on youtube or google searches.
I see Founders Network as one of those necessary resources in the Chicagoland area.
The Black Founders initiative allows me to shape this program where we can inspire, engage, and support Black Founders.