If you think that you have a great startup idea, then one of the best ways to go forward is to actually tell people about it or better yet - pitch it to a professional and get some valuable feedback.
Often this requires going to events or hunting for experts, which can be a hassle. So to make life easier, ArcticStartup together with The Founder Institute, is organizing an online ArcticStartup Founder Hotseat Webinar next Wednesday night, October 16th at 07:15PM EEST, which will take place on this very page.
The Founder Institute, claiming the title for the world's largest startup accelerator, is arriving to Finland this fall. The for-profit accelerator was started in 2009 by Adeo Ressi, also the founder of TheFunded.com a website for entrepreneurs to understand how investors compare between each other. Compared to other accelerators, Founders Institute has more of an educational approach to entrepreneurship than a 2-month intensive with hands on coding or business development.
To graduate, you must go through the curriculum that includes numerous lectures on different areas to successfully start a business. Classes are run by the chapter leader, which in Finland is Toni Perämäki. He is the founding member of Boost Turku and has built the Boost Startup Farm co-working space as well as the person in charge of Boost Turku Startup Journey - accelerator. The chapter begins operations in Finland on August 14th with a public event taking place in Turku on selling. Participants are expected to graduate in early February 2013.