Venture Capitalist Tim Chang to Keynote Founder Showcase

By Conrad Egusa December 16, 2020

Founder Showcase, organized by the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator Founder Institute, takes place today from 12pm-3pm EST.

Those interested can register at no cost here.

Founded in 2008, the virtual event features hundreds of startups, investors and founders. Startups from around the world will pitch their ventures to leading investors and venture capitalists.

The keynote of Founder Showcase will be Tim Chang, Partner at the venture capital firm Mayfield Fund. Chang was twice named to the Midas List of the top 100 VCs, and led the firm’s investments in MOAT, Basis, Fitmob, Ript Labs, Grove Collaborative, and Massdrop.

Prior to Mayfield Mr. Chang worked as a Partner at Norwest Venture Partners.

Founder Institute was founded in 2009 by Adeo Ressi and Jonathan Greechan. The idea for the organization came from operating TheFunded.com, where it became apparent that many entrepreneurs lacked the structure and support network needed to be successful.

At the organization CEO Adeo Ressi and his colleagues train people to become entrepreneurs in a three-month course. He says that many people who come through the program don’t have the DNA to succeed.

“Can I override their genetic makeup to make them an entrepreneur?” he asked in an earlier talk he’d given. As it turns out, he can.

Today Founder Institute is in 65 countries across over 180 cities.

Featured photo of Tim Chang

Founder Institute team