Founders 101

Monday, December 3rd - Wednesday December 5th 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Who Attends

Introducing Founders 101: a crash course in entrepreneurship led by local startup leaders.

Founders 101 invites idea-stage entrepreneurs and future founders to attend three interactive workshops leading up to our most inspiring event of the year, Founder Factory. These three evening sessions will help emerging entrepreneurs learn how to validate their business ideas and get motivated to create and pursue their own startup journey.

The program take places Monday, December 3rd, Tuesday, December 4th and Wednesday, December 5th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs. Individual sessions are not for purchase, as attendance is expected at all three sessions.

If you want to make a #foundersweek of it, Bundle & Save by purchasing your tickets to both Founders 101 and Founder Factory, on the the Founders 101 registration page.

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What to Expect

Session Topics & Leaders

Mon. Dec 3 2018 | 5:30PM – 7:30PM (food and refreshments provided)

IS YOUR IDEA WORTH IT? | This session invites you to discover how successful entrepreneurs distinguish between idea and opportunity.

SESSION STARTUP LEADERS:

  

RONETHEA WILLIAMS, FOUNDER OF FIELDLABX

ALEX KHORRAM, CEO & FOUNDER OF MACHINEQ

JEANINE HECK, VP OF AI AT COMCAST


Tues. Dec 4 2018 | 5:30PM – 7:30PM (food and refreshments provided)

FAIL FORWARD | With every failure, there is a lesson learned. Failure is simply the price we pay to achieve success.

SESSION STARTUP LEADERS:

   

AJ BRUNO, FOUNDER OF QUOTAPATH

VICTOR LIMJOCO, PRODUCER AT NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

OFO EZEUGWU, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF WHOSEYOURLANDLORD, INC.


Wed. Dec 5 2018 | 5:00PM – 8:00PM (food & refreshments provided)

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING | Your story is one of the most powerful tools you have as a founder to grow your business. Join Philly’s top storytellers to understand the best practices and techniques of communicating your personal founder’s story.

SESSION STARTUP LEADERS:

 

KRISTIN DUDLEY, CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER, TECHNICAL.LY PHILLY

BRENDAN LOWRY, FOUNDING TEAM AT CURALATE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT RORY AND CREATOR OF PEOPLEDELPHIA

Where & When

Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs
1717 Arch St. | 48th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Monday, December 3rd
Tuesday, December 4th
Wednesday December 5th
5:00PM - 8:00PM

Why We Do It

Aspiring founders of all levels will work with local tech leaders to validate (or evolve) their business idea. These industry experts from your very own PSL community will teach key strategies for starting a business, cultivating invaluable connections along the way.

Sponsors

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