Founders Table

Founders Table is an event series for early-stage small business owners to learn from experts and peers while building a sense of community. Within each event in the series, we’ll explore a different topic from the unique perspectives of a celebrated business expert, a small business owner, and entrepreneurs just like you.

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Join Us for Founders Table on July 20

Discover paths to funding at the next Founders Table event, “Capital Quest: Finding funding and financial opportunities”, where you’ll gain valuable insights from founder and “venture catalyst” Arlan Hamilton, and hear from veteran, sister owners of Birdy Boutique who took their business from modest-to-million with a variety of funding options: loans, credit, competitions, grants and more.

Founders Table Overview

What to Expect

Fireside Chats

Dive deep into each event’s topic with our host and an industry expert where they’ll share their tips and advice for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Spotlight & Case Studies

Get inspired and learn from a spotlight small business owner as they share their story on overcoming challenges related to the event’s topic.


Connect and exchange insights and meaningful conversations through these small-group, topic-focused networking sessions.

Live Q&A

Ask your questions to our guest speakers to gain practical insights to apply to your own business.

Watch On-Demand

September 12, 2023

Founders Table at Amazon Accelerate: Growing and Selling Your Business

Join host Andrea Marquez in a conversation with Jewel Burks Solomon, managing partner at Collab Capital, on growing and selling your business.

Jewel Burks Solomon
Danyel Surrency Jones
Pernell Cezar
Simone Jordan
July 20, 2023

Capital Quest: Finding funding and financial opportunities

Hear from Arlan Hamilton, Founder of Backstage Capital, as we discuss funding routes and strategies for business growth.

Arlan Hamilton
Barbara Kent
Joanna Serra
February 9, 2023

Navigating your small business in economic uncertainty

Hear from Sarah Friar, CEO of Nextdoor, as we discuss the challenges of starting and growing a business in 2023.

Sarah Friar
Michelle Pusateri
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Frequently Asked Questions

Will the event be virtual or in-person?

Founders Table is a virtual event. To register, click on the Events tab and find the event(s) you’re most interested in. If you have any questions, reach out to us at

Who should attend Founders Table?

This 2-3 hour event will provide an early look at major small business trends and offer inspiration and practical insights on what it takes to innovate and digitalize a business. Anyone seeking a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship—including business leaders, thought leaders, and aspiring disrupters—should take a virtual front-row seat. Reserve your spot now on the Events tab.

What type of content and sessions can I expect?

In addition to major small business trends, inspiration, and practical tips, Founders Table features a mix of fireside chats, expert AMAs (Ask Me Anything), spotlight case studies, and brain date sessions.

What are the event hours and time zone for the event?

The official event time zone is Pacific Time (PT). When you add the event to your calendar of choice (Outlook, Gmail, etc.), it will show up in the calendar’s time zone. Please view times for specific events on the respective detail pages in the Event tab. 

Will the event be recorded?

Yes, panels and virtual talks will be recorded. Due to the virtual nature of the event, participant activity may be recorded.

How can I watch events I missed or want to rewatch?

Highlight videos will be posted on each detail page after the event. Please allow up to 1 week after the event to view these videos.

How do I sign up to attend?

For Founders Table events, you must register for the event from the event page. You will receive an email confirmation after registering. If you haven't received a registration confirmation email within a few minutes, please check your spam folder.

On the day of the event, simply log into the Event hub and enjoy the sessions. The digital event which will launch when the “virtual doors” open on the event date.

Is there a fee to attend?

There is no fee to attend Founders Table events. Only prior registration is required.

What kind of technology is required to participate in the event?

You’ll need a desktop, tablet, or mobile device to attend a live event. Amazon Small Business Academy uses, which works best on desktop. Click here to learn more about Bizzabo’s system requirements.