25 Sep Fall 2015 Week 3
Our highlight of the week is Mentor Day! The teams pitched to a roomful of our mentors, then discussed their startup during roundtable discussions.
Thank you to all of our mentors for taking the time and putting in the effort to be the incredible resource that you are. It goes without saying that the program would not be the same without your presence, guidance and industry insight. Scroll down for a few photos of the day, or check out the full album on our Facebook Page next week.
Another big thanks to Carl Mercier who flew in this week to host Fall 2015’s first Founder Talk. VarageSale came to be when Tami Zuckerman (Carl’s wife) was pregnant, nauseous and in bed, trying to sell things in their home to make room for their baby. She was posting ads on Facebook but found the experience to be a poor one. She asked Carl to build a site, and the rest is history. Carl chatted to the teams about the importance of raising before you need to raise, how critical your first few hires will be and the need to define your values early on.
Behind-the-scenes at FounderFuel this week was our joint team day with Real Ventures. We went Go-Karting, beer brewing and had a BBQ competition (Emma won…).