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Founded in Foco - Open Venue
A few pictures of speakers at sessions in Founded in Fort Collins

Have an idea you want to see at Founded in FoCo?

Let us know!

We’re looking for excellent, dedicated presenters, speakers, and organizers to enhance our program!

What makes for a good FiFC session?


  1. 95% to 5% Rule: 95% amazing content, 5% self-promotion (if any). Seriously: do not use this as a self-promotion vehicle. If you do, you will not be asked to speak again.
  2. Attendance goes WAY up when there is a VERY CLEAR take-away from the session: “by the end of this session, you will know how to _______”.
  3. Speakers engage their audience ahead of time and promote their own talk.
  4. Speakers create a Facebook event for their session and add FiFC as a host.
  5. Speakers have a hand-out/slides posted to Sched. Don’t rely on your PowerPoint deck. Attendees are there to learn from YOU, not read slides.
  6. Speakers have a cover image (use Canva’s PowerPoint slide size, it’s super simple).
  7. Practice, practice, practice. You can organize a listening session with our team when selected.

Got it? Ready? The form is below this brief set of notes…

Quick notes on how FiFC selects sessions:

We aim for a curated session percentage of 75%. “Curated” means our core team pulls from known speakers and content captains to recruit speakers.

If you haven’t gone through a content captain to get to this form, you’ll be pooled into the 25% of open submissions. That means your session is not guaranteed.

Don’t lose hope if your session isn’t selected for this year’s Founded in FoCo; we plan events throughout the year to help sustain the entrepreneurial community in and around Northern Colorado, and we also have a podcast and recorded panels that help us get to know new speakers while also providing you a platform to teach!

If we like your idea but can’t fit it into the schedule, we’ll find a partner to help you host it another time.

Speak at Founded in FoCo 2023

*THIS IS THE SPEAKER SUBMISSION FORM FOR 2023'S EVENT
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