February 2021

Early stage founders: move your startup forward in one day.

Gain knowledge, connect 1:1 with experts, and build community.


FFA Founder Day ran from 9:30a PT to 2:30p PT on February 24th

Workshop: Fundamentals of Fundraising with Cooley – Understanding Notes, SAFEs, and Stock (9:30a PT / 12:30p ET)

1:1 Mentorship with FFA’s Investor Circle and Community Networking (11a PT / 2p ET)

Inspirational Fireside, Melanie Elturk, Founder & CEO of Haute Hijab (1p PT / 4p ET)

**Select founders will have access to 1:1 Legal Clinics with Experts from Cooley


Learn the Fundamentals of Fundraising, connect with experts in meaningful 1:1 mentorship sessions, build community with fellow founders, and be inspired by founders who have walked your path. Our goal is for you to leave Founder Day with new knowledge, new network, and actionable insights so you can move your startup forward.

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Speakers and Mentors
Melanie Elturk
Cofounder & CEO, Haute Hijab
Elisa La Cava
Madrona Venture Group
Colleen Badgley
Associate, Cooley
David Grampa
Angel Investor, Operator
Sharad Agarwal
Angel Investor, Operator
Iris Fujiura
Golden Seeds
Alex Savona
ZX Ventures
Isaac Kato
Techstars Seattle
Michael Frederick
Flatirons Development
Karin Kidder
Grubstakes VC
Barbara Raho
Golden Seeds
Martina Welkhoff
Managing Partner, WXR Fund
Lee Feldman
M12, Microsoft's Venture Arm
Uma Sekar
Angel Investor
Will Quist
Partner, Slow Ventures
Giselle Rivers
Associate, Cooley
Lauren Creel
Partner, Cooley
Mel Strong
NEXT Ventures
Phoebe Huang
Associate, Cooley
Sara Semnani
Associate, Cooley
Javier Soto
Grubstakes VC
Shelley Whelan
Keeler Investments
Sonya Erickson
Partner, Cooley
Len Jordan
Madrona Venture Group
James Newell
Voyager Capital
Chuck Stonecipher
Trilogy Equity Partners
Tim Porter
Madrona Venture Group

FFA Founder Day February 2021