The Founder Showcase is Silicon Valley’s leading international startup event, helping seed-stage startups learn, launch, network, and be successful.
If you’ve never been to a Founder Showcase, here is how it works;
For starters, we get the top figures in Silicon Valley to discuss pressing topics in startups and venture capital. In our 15-event history, we’ve been truly honored by some of the names who have graced our stage – including Elon Musk, David Sacks, Phil Libin, Keith Rabois, Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, Kevin Rose, and Naval Ravikant, just to name a few.
Second, we have a pitch competition completely geared towards seed-stage startups. How is this different from other pitch competitions? Well, most other events feature companies raising their Series-A, but we go one step earlier, as our presenters are all less than 2 years old and have raised less than $250,000 in funding. In other words, we give you the chance to see some of the most interesting companies of tomorrow before anyone else. Our alumni have gone on to raise over $355 million in funding, and include companies like Udemy, Relay Rides, Thumbtack, Realty Mogul, Kaggle, and many more.
Third, we leverage the global network of the Founder Institute, which has chapters in over 100 cities across six continents. As a result, the Founder Showcase has the most international audience of startup founders, investors and press that you will find at any event in Silicon Valley.
Finally, this all gets mixed into one high energy afternoon and evening, so you can go get back to work building great companies.