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.

Braindate

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

Recorded
December 7, 2023

Founders Table All-Stars: Market Expansion

Learn actionable business strategies from the founders of UGG, Casper, and Backstage Capital.

Speakers: 
Arlan Hamilton
Brian Smith
Neil Parikh
Recorded
December 7, 2023

Founders Table: Scaling with Strategy

Neil Parikh, Co-Founder of Casper Sleep, and Kristen Preau, Founder of Jambalaya Girl, share their insights on growing your small business.

Speakers: 
Kristen Preau
Neil Parikh
Recorded
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.

Speakers: 
Jewel Burks Solomon
Danyel Surrency Jones
Pernell Cezar
Simone Jordan
Recorded
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.

Speakers: 
Arlan Hamilton
Barbara Kent
Joanna Serra
Recorded
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.

Speakers: 
Sarah Friar
Michelle Pusateri
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Frequently Asked Questions

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) and spotlight case studies.