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FounderWay Update: Get Connected with Your Mentors and Advisors


Get Connected

One of the top reasons for a founder's success is the advisors and mentors they surround themselves with. This month we released our connections feature, supercharging your mentors, advisors, and incubator managers!



How we supercharge your support network

Connecting with your support network on FounderWay, lets them see your progress organically, without the dreadful "how are things going" email or the "update survey". This allows them to stay up to date without taking time away from you and lets them see your challenges and obstacles before they turn into emergencies. Giving them the ability to proactively help and send you resources when you need them most. Help us spread the word with your support network, so we can supercharge them as they help you reach the next level for your business! 🚀




Looking for advisors and mentors who use FounderWay to work with founders?

Check out our new partners GrowthCraft and Collect Virginia!



Other updates and bug fixes

Updates:

  • Lean Canvas smart tool added!

  • Updated the print view for the graphic view of the Business Model Canvas and Lean Canvas

  • Additional onboarding rework

  • Join now has the option to select if you are a startup or someone that supports startups

  • New Venture Manager landing page for those that support startups

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a new bug in startup onboarding that was blocking the ability to complete the last step. Only briefly live.

  • Fixed a bug where text was overflowing out of their sections in the Business Model Canvas and Lean Canvas graphic views


Funding opportunities & more

  • Common Future is offering up $50K in unrestricted grants to 10 BIPOC women or non-binary-led organizations working to solve the racial wealth gap in its second Common Future Accelerator Cohort. The applications for its 2024 cohort are now open! Learn more and apply here by November 3rd.


  • Join 4.0 for a dynamic discussion on reshaping financial support for Latine communities. They'll share insights and creative ideas to change the way Latine communities are financially supported. RSVP here for Session 1 (in English) on November 1st and RSVP here for Sesión 2 (in Spanish) on November 8th.


  • Techstars presents Industries of the Future | Meet the Partners AMA. Join this session for a quick overview of the program. This is your chance to get your questions answered by our Techstars Managing Director and our corporate partners. Tuesday, November 7 · 11:00 am (PT) RSVP here


  • Master the Techstars Application. Prepare an eye-catching Techstars application with insider tips from Techstars Managing Directors. Wednesday, November 8 · 9:00 am (PT) RSVP here


  • Carta Presents - Techstars and Your Startup: Is it the Right Fit?Come and learn what Techstars offers the founders that get accepted into the network and if it's a right match for your startup journey. Thursday, November 9 · 10:00 am (PT) RSVP here


  • The Lifecycle of a Pitch Deck: Creating, Evolving & Mastering Your Deck, presented by FounderWay. Learn how to craft and maintain the perfect pitch deck for hiring, selling, and fundraising. November 8th · 12 pm (ET) RSVP here


  • Applications are open for the Google for Startups Growth Academy: AI for Cybersecurity program! The 3-month program provides startups who are using AI to innovate responsibly in the Cybersecurity market with essential growth skills, internationalization strategies, and Google tools and products to help them scale. Learn more and apply here by November 12th.

  • Storytelling Fundamentals from Techstars. Whether you're an early-stage founder or simply looking to hone down on your pitching skills, this is your chance to learn from the best. Wednesday, November 15 · 10:00 am (PT) RSVP here


  • Mock Investor Interview hosted by Techstars. This is a fun and practical exercise to learn how a live investor meeting goes down. 3-4 founders will get the opportunity to participate in the mock interview. Monday, November 20 · 11:00 am (PT) RSVP here

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