St. Louis Startup Ideation Bootcamp - from the Founder Institute

Mar 1, 2012 · St. Louis, United States of America

So you have an idea for a startup, do you? But what is the next step?  This is it.

In just three hours, the Startup Ideation Bootcamp will help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas, and even recruit potential cofounders. Join us for a fun evening.

What is the Startup Ideation Bootcamp?

The Startup Ideation Bootcamp provides expert advice with real-world practice. The evening begins with talks by leading startup Founders designed to teach you the components of good and bad startup ideas. For example, is your market big enough, is there organic growth potential, and a clear path to profitability? Then, attendees can share their ideas with both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback. The evening format is based on the best practices of the Founder Institute, the largest idea-stage incubator in the world. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who has an idea for an early-stage company.
  • Anyone that is interested starting or joining a new startup.
  • Anyone interested in learning about the Founder Institute.

What is the Agenda?

Founder Talks
06:00 to 06:30 PM - Welcome to Ideation Bootcamp!
06:30 to 07:00 PM - Peter Griess, Infrastructure Engineer, Facebook

07:00 to 07:30 PM - Kyle Welborn, Executive Director, FinServe Tech Angels
07:30 to 07:45 PM - Food Break

Idea Feedback

07:45 to 08:30 PM - Attendee Sharing Ideas to the Audience w/ Feedback
08:30 to 09:00 PM - Speed Idea Sharing to Peers
09:00 to 11:00 PM - Networking reception with beer and wine at event location

Who will be Speaking?
The Local Director of the Founder Institute, as well as some of St. Louis' entrepreneurial leaders, will speak and provide feedback on company pitches. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Peter Griess, Infrastructure Engineer, Facebook - Prior to Facebook, Peter was the first employee and lead engineer at Xoopit, a company which was acquired by Yahoo! in 2009. Peter will discuss his background and life at Facebook and Yahoo!.
  • Kyle Welborn, Executive Director, FinServe Tech Angels - Kyle founded FinServe Tech Angels, an industry specific angel group focused on investing in financial services technology startups. Prior to FinServe, Kyle worked at the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and as an Analyst for the Illinois Innovation Accelerator Fund, a seed-stage venture fund in Chicago.


What is the Founder Institute?


The Founder Institute is a global network of startups and mentors that helps entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. Through our four month idea-stage incubator program, you can launch your dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs, while not being required to quit your day job. Our unique Bonus Pool also shares equity upside with all participants, creating local, teamwork-based ecosystems where great startups can flourish. In less than two years of operation, the Founder Institute has already helped launch over 415 technology companies in over 22 cities worldwide.

How do I join the Institute?


Learn more about the Founder Institute here.

If you could benefit from expert training, advice and feedback to launch a meaningful and enduring technology company, apply today. If you apply using the link below and show up to the event, you will be invited to take the Predictive Admissions Test for free;


Thank you, and enjoy!

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    The Founder Institute is the world's premier pre-seed startup accelerator, having helped launch over 3,300 companies across 180+ cities and six continents. We help pre-funding entrepreneurs and teams build an enduring company by establishing a critical support network of local startup experts that are invested in their success, and providing a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped our alumni raise over $700M. Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Found

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