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Founders Live San Francisco

March 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

$10.00 - $20.00
Founders Live San Francisco Is Back in Person! Join our premier happy hour, pitch competition, and networking event in San Francisco!

How to Scale and Build Out Startup Teams After a Financing Event

As more early stage startups receive larger amounts of investment at the seed and Series A than ever before, the next question becomes, how does a founder grow and scale startup teams and preserve enough financial runway for a rainy day? Join us for an informative panel where we’ll be discussing topics such as how to attract and retain diverse talent, how to ensure that your financial runway is sound in times of expansion, and how to best work with your investors after a raise to ensure success.


This panel will be moderated by Natasha Mascarenhas, Senior Reporter at TechCrunch.

Interested in being a panelist at this event or a future event? Email Amy Carpio-Bruno of SSM (contact details here).

Interested in pitching at this or a future event? Apply here

Thanks to Trinet and Burkland, who, along with SSM, are sponsoring drinks and dinner.


5:00 pm – Doors Open

5:30 pm – Networking

6:00 pm – Panel

6:30 pm – Pitch Competition

7:00 pm – Networking

Join us for an incredible evening where you will hear from five awesome San Francisco startups—and YOU pick the winner!


Harini Kumar – BrainScanology

Rolan Reichel – Arrow Artificial Intelligence

Jet Mejia – Biome Data Systems

Nichola Buckley – Bebe Bites

Renee Sera – Lifescient

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab a drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing… built in the Bay Area.

The Founders Live Winners Package includes $10,000 in AWS credits as well as the opportunity to compete in the Founders Live Prime Time global tournament.


Founders Live has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide an incredible offer for startups pitching at a Founders Live event. “Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with resources they need to get started on AWS.” We are excited to announce ALL presenting companies who are chosen to give their 99-second pitch at a Founders Live event receive $5,000 credit towards their web hosting on Amazon.


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Our Partners

Founders Live N. America Partner – Radial Development Group


March 16
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
$10.00 - $20.00
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Founders Live
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Spaces – California, San Francisco – Spaces Levi’s Plaza
1160 Battery Street, #Suite #100
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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