Startup Fundraising, Part 3: So VC Isn’t for me. What about bootstrapping?
If you can’t or don’t want to seek venture capital to start your business, bootstrapping can allow you to raise the funds you need without giving up any equity.
Startup Fundraising, Part 2: What is VC (and is it for me?)
Most founders need more capital than they have at first to get their business off the ground. For some, the answer is venture capital (VC).
Startup Fundraising, Part 1: Fundraising 101
Fundraising can be one of the most intimidating parts of the startup journey. In this first installment of our Think Like a Founder series, we’re diving into the startup fundraising process step by step!
Business Resources for Black Founders (Updated for 2022)
This resource guide is geared toward helping Black founders find the tools they need to better navigate the startup ecosystem.
5 Alternative Startup Funding Options For Early-Stage Entrepreneurs
Are you looking for more options to fund your startup? Consider these 5 alternative funding options to traditional funding.
60 Of The Most Common Startup Funding Terms
Do you have a hard time understanding specific startup funding terms? Then, check out this helpful glossary to become well-versed in startup funding terminology!
Business Resources for Latinx Founders
A resource guide to help Latinx founders find opportunities to learn, connect, and grow within the startup ecosystem.
Funding Diversity: How Natalia Oberti Noguera Empowers Women in the Angel Investment Community With Pipeline Angels
Natalia Oberti Noguera is the Founder and CEO of Pipeline Angels, a community that’s changing the face of angel investing.
How to Create the Perfect Investor Pitch Deck
We’ve put together this guide to show you how to create an effective investor pitch deck that perfectly articulates your startup’s story.
Females First: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Became a Billionaire by Empowering Women With The First Move on Bumble
Whitney Wolfe Herd recently became the youngest self-made female billionaire founder with her dating app, Bumble.
Rising Through Risk: How Tope Awotona Turned Impatience Into a $3 Billion Company
Learn how Tope Awotona grew Calendly from a tool to deal with his impatience into a $3 billion company.
TechCrunch Highlights Future Founders Fellow Indra Sofian and His Virtual School Startup Sora
2019 Fellow Indra Sofian and his virtual school startup, Sora, were featured in an article by TechCrunch about their recent growth.
3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Launching a Crowdfunding Campaign
Crowdfunding has become the norm for startups seeking to introduce a product to a market without much prior startup capital.
5 Questions to Expect When Pitching Your Idea to Investors
We have compiled the top five questions asked by judges at our own successful entrepreneurial competition.
Build a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign in 5 Steps
5 steps to help you build a successful crowdfunding campaign as an early entrepreneur.
How to Read a Convertible Debt Term Sheet
As an entrepreneur raising capital, you have many options on what type of round to pursue.
How to Get an Angel Investment
To succeed at building relationships with angel groups and getting them to invest, you have to understand how they work.
How to Measure Valuation
As an early-stage entrepreneur, one of the first things you learn is that the valuation of your company is important.
Why You Don’t Need to Be a Unicorn
Understanding investors’ perspectives on risk will provide insights into how they make investments.
How a UChicago Student-Run Startup Raised Funding
In an article from ChicagoInno, Founders Fellow Jason Li talks about UProspie, his college campus tours app.
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