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Opportunity of the Week
Global Pitch
Global Pitch aims to provide upcoming startups with easy exposure to a worldwide network of partners through a single application. This competition is a great opportunity for startups to get their idea heard internationally without all the pains of pitching offline!

The 5 categories of the competition are:
  • Our Planet (Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Social Impact and Agriculture)
  • Our Body (Healthcare, Medical, Biology, Food, Wellbeing)
  • Our Economy (Production, Distribution, Trade and Markets)
  • Our Information (Data, Ed Tech, Prediction, Consumption and Analytics)
  • Our Cities (Smart Cities and Homes, e-Government) 

You can apply here. Applications are due November 11th. 
Insider Webinar Series
Creating a Digital Marketing Funnel that Converts to Paying Customers
Join us next Tuesday, October 30th at 4:00 PM EST as Vicente Garcia, Founder & CEO of Woke, discusses how to use marketing funnels to get more customers.

In this webinar, participants will learn:  
1) The purpose and power of marketing funnels
2) How to set marketing goals, build a marketing funnel, and learn common marketing apps and tools to use for growing your customer base
3)  How to create a strong funnel that drives traffic, builds brand awareness and increases conversions

Check out the schedule below and click here to sign up for this, and future sessions of our Insider Series!
FOC's Network is Paying Off!
Shoutout to Amari Ruff, CEO of Sudu for securing a bridge investment from Comcast Ventures' Catalyst Fund! We’re proud to have played a small part in Amari’s big win by connecting him with the team at Catalyst Fund.

At FOC, we’re building a powerful network of entrepreneurs, funders and providers – all in an attempt to help our members WIN!

To learn more about Sudu, check out their new Forbes feature or this recent piece in Rolling Out!
Member Book Launch + Promo

Shoutout to longtime FOC member Alicia Butler-Pierre on the launch of her new book Behind the Facade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success.

In Facade, Alicia demystifies the process of building a solid business infrastructure using narrative and storytelling to demonstrate how her proven method has enabled her clients to achieve measurable success. It's a must read for anyone who is looking to take their business to the next level and build a company that is resilient, high-performing and sustainable.

Alicia is extending a special, introductory offer to our FOC network. 

For a limited time, the digital version of the book will be available on Amazon for only $1.99.  The regular price is $11. 

Get your copy today!
Featured Event
When: November 1-3
Where: Kansas City, Missouri

Each year, The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) sponsors an informative, action-packed global conference that attracts nearly 1,000 collegiate level students (and their faculty advisors) from around the World. During the three-day conference, attendees network with other entrepreneurial-minded students and listen to presentations from seasoned and nascent entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, motivational speakers and fellow students who are making the transition from dreamers to doers.

Click here to learn more. 
Don't forget...

We're on Slack! We add new members every week. Click here to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs today!

Our database contains high-caliber businesses from all over the country headed by founders who are driven and focused on reaching their goals. 

If you'd like to be considered for the database, please fill out this application. New businesses are added to our database on the last week of every month! 

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