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February 2021

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

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

:Agenda

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

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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.

Made Possible By Our Partners

Action Leaders

Program Partners

Speakers and Mentors

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

FFA Founder Day February 2021