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STRONGER TOGETHER

There’s no fixed formula for dealing with an existential threat, especially a global pandemic. The uncertainty is off the charts. As a founder who’s survived (and failed) chaos like this before, Scott Case wants to play offense with other founders, builders, and creators. The /FF is a safe place for leaders to share challenges, wins, and the future of entrepreneurship amid the chaos of now. 

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Join Scott and a special co-host every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:10PM - 1:50PM EDT to hash out shared pain points, experiences, and action steps. 

Founders Focus Meetups 

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1:1 with Scott Case

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Scott hosts 15-minute 1:1 sessions with founders dealing with the chaos of now. Spots are first come first serve. 

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 | PART OF DC STARTUP WEEK

Revolution's Rise of the Rest Fund's David Hall talks about the investor mindset in crisis and where the opportunities are right now.

R E G I S T E R

Investor Mindset During the Pandemic

COHOST

David Hall

Managing Partner, Revolution's Rise of the Rest Fund

ABOUT DAVID

David Hall is the Managing Partner at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund and is responsible for investment sourcing, execution, and oversight of the Fund’s portfolio companies.

COMING UP

Scott Case is a technologist, inventor, and entrepreneur well-known as the founding CTO of Priceline.com. As Co-founder and CEO of Upside Business Travel, Scott is the travel entrepreneur telling everyone to #StayHome. As a founder who has survived (and failed) uncertain times like this before, Scott's fired up about playing offense and helping leaders navigate the chaotic COVID climate.

Scott Case
CEO & Co-founder, Upside Business Travel
 

ABOUT YOUR HOST

"I’ve been sent at least ten different analyses so far and this is the only resource that has really helped me think through the gray areas, exceptions, and trade-offs between programs. Very appreciative of your willingness to share and answer questions." 

ANDY ACS

CEO, TripScout

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JULY 14, 2020

1:10 PM – 1:50 PM EDT

Underserved, Underrepresented, Underestimated: In It Together
Join Sekou Kaalund and Amos Winbush III to debunk myths and give a proper definition and examples of allyship.

The Dark Side of Being a Founder
Join Scott Moody to discuss some of the often unspoken issues faced by entrepreneurs growing their businesses.

JULY 7, 2020

1:10 PM – 1:50 PM EDT

CEO's Get Too Much Credit
Scott Case is joined by Carol Roth, internationally recognized business expert and frequent media contributor.

JULY 14, 2020

1:10 PM – 1:50 PM EDT

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R E G I S T E R

MAY 28, 2020 | 1:10PM - 1:50PM EDT

The pandemic has dramatically changed the world we live in. Learn how the business environment has changed and how your business can plan for the post-pandemic future.


• How can companies prepare to operate post-pandemic?
• How can your company get the attention of CEO’s and leaders at large enterprises?
• How can you leverage technology to future-proof your business?

Winning in Chaos

R E G I S T E R

COHOST

Thor Ernstsson

Founder of Strata, Alpha, and Rally Health

ABOUT THOR

Thor Ernstsson is the founder of Strata (startup), Alpha (growth stage), and Rally Health (exit to UnitedHealthcare). He is best known as a serial entrepreneur, expert on creating a culture of experimentation, and driving digital transformation in legacy organizations.

ABOUT THOR

Thor Ernstsson is the founder of Strata (startup), Alpha (growth stage), and Rally Health (exit to UnitedHealthcare). He is best known as a serial entrepreneur, expert on creating a culture of experimentation, and driving digital transformation in legacy organizations.

On Thursday, May 28th at 1:10 pm serial entrepreneur and technologist Thor Ernstsson joins Scott to discuss his work at Alpha and talk about how starting a new company in the chaos of now. Don’t miss this chance to hear from the lead architect of Zynga’s Farmville, co-founder of patient engagement platform Rally Health (formerly Audax Health), co-founder of Alpha and countless other startups and Fortune 500 spinouts.

COHOST

Founder of Strata, Alpha, and Rally Health

Thor Ernstsson

R E G I S T E R

Staying Connected while Working Remotely

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 | PART OF DC STARTUP WEEK

Joe Mechlinski discusses engaging your team and building a culture in remote, pandemic times.

COHOST

Joe Mechlinski

CEO & Founder, SHIFT

ABOUT JOE

Joe Mechlinski is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. Joe founded SHIFT, a collective of businesses spanning consulting, executive membership, and venture capitalism united by their common mission to revolutionize workforce engagement and transform the world.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 | PART OF DC STARTUP WEEK

Tim Hwang talks about being inservice during the pandemic with open data, how to survive, people, products, customers and capital structure.

R E G I S T E R

Encouraging Innovation in a Competitive Environment

COHOST

Tim Hwang

Founder & CEO, FiscalNote

ABOUT TIM

Tim Hwang is the CEO of FiscalNote, DC's largest tech company that globally powers almost 5,000 of the world's largest and most influential law firms, legal departments, and governments.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 | PART OF DC STARTUP WEEK

Tobin Moore talks about crisis planning, shutting down, and how his business has shifted dramatically during the pandemic.

R E G I S T E R

Leading through a Crisis

COHOST

Tobin Moore

Co-Founder & CEO, Optoro

ABOUT TOBIN

Under his leadership, Optoro has expanded from a scrappy start-up to a major industry player, helping the nation’s top retailers address the $500B market of returned and excess goods.

R E G I S T E R

You Need to Put Your Mask on First

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 | PART OF DC STARTUP WEEK

Susan talks loneliness at the top and mental health: personal to professional and individual to team.

COHOST

Susan Kerr

CEO, Advancing Inspiration, LLC

ABOUT SUSAN

Susan Kerr prides herself on designing and delivering customized programs that advance strategy, leadership, and operational excellence through the creation of simple, clear solutions.

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