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TheFunded.com Open Letter

Posted by Gopal Kamath on 2011-11-02

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Founder Insight is a weekly newsletter that provides global insights from the people building great startups. Each week we’ll send you an exclusive training video from inside the Founder Institute, as well as other helpful resources from startup communities around the globe. Click here to subscribe

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'Staying on the Startup Rollercoaster’ by Jill Stelfox- In this talk from the Washington DC Founder Institute, Jill breaks down creating an overall company roadmap into funding, people, and corporate roadmaps, and gives advice for best practices along the way.

Editor's Note: Our 8th Founder Showcase event is coming up next Tuesday in San Francisco, so this is your last chance to get tickets. Michael Arrington, General Partner at the CrunchFund and Founder of TechCrunch, will be our Keynote Speaker, and 10 startups will compete onstage in an entertaining Pitch Competition. We'll have over 500 investors, press and founders in attendance - I hope you'll join us! Founder Insight readers get 25% off using the code 'insightful' at http://foundershowcase.com/tickets

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8th Founder Showcase
Date/Location: November 8, 2011 from 3:30 PM-10:00 PM: San Francisco, CA
Description: The Founder Showcase brings together leading investors, founders, and press for one action-packed night to network, hear talks from leading CEOs, and help launch a startup company to greatness. The 8th Founder Showcase will once again be our largest crowd yet (500+). Guests will be treated to a great keynote speech, an entertaining Pitch Competition featuring 10 promising startups, and drinks and appetizers in a networking hall full of emerging companies competing in a Demo Table Competition. This event has sold out the last five times, so register today. Founder Insight readers get 25% off using the code 'insightful'.

GigaOM Roadmap 2011
Date/Location: Nov 10th, 2011 @ 8:00am - 7:00pm: San Francisco, CA
Description: GigaOM RoadMap explores how connectedness will influence the way we live, create, consume and earn over the next 12 to 18 months. Technology market-makers will join GigaOM editors and GigaOM Pro analysts to create the blueprint for the connected future, mapping out the most significant trends in consumer connectedness.
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Women 2.0 Startup Weekend
Date/Location: November 18-20, 2011: San Francisco, CA
Description: Both men and women are invited to attend Women 2.0 Startup Weekend where developers, designers and idea people start projects and build companies in 54 hours! Come with an idea, or come to join a team with an idea. Over the past two years, Women 2.0 Startup Weekend has launched 41 startups, and speakers at this event include two very succesful alumni: Sarah Allen (Co-Founder & CTO, Mightyverse) and Alexa Andrzejewski (Co-Founder & CEO, Foodspotting). TheFunded members save $25 on a developer ticket using the coupon code “founder”.

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Date/Location: Deadline to Apply is November 30th, 2011
Description: Women 2.0 PITCH is open to early-stage ventures from around the world from web to mobile, from double bottom line businesses to connected devices. To be eligible, your startup must be in beta stage, have received less than a million in funding, have a technical co-founder, and have at least one female on the founding team.

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