Founder Day is Coming to Seattle!

WHO: Seattle-based women and non-binary founders looking to raise capital in 2023

WHAT: Our most popular startup readiness program, now back IRL!

WHY: Workshops, networking, and 1-1 mentorship with top VC, banking, legal, marketing, and technical experts.

WHERE: SURF Incubator, Seattle

WHEN: March 15th, 10:30 am

COST: Free! Thanks to our partners at Rossman Media, JP Morgan, Cooley, Dell 4 Startups, and K&L Gates

GRAB A SPOT: Register here

Full details

We’re thrilled to bring our most impactful program for women founders to Seattle! More than 350 founders have participated in Graham & Walker Founder Days in the past 5 years, and they’ve collectively gone on to raise upwards of $100 million.

Founder Day is a day of high-impact, high-substance programming designed to help early-stage founders meaningfully move their businesses forward.

When: Wednesday, March 15th 10:30 am

Location: SURF Incubator, 999 3rd Ave #700, Seattle, WA 98104

Founder Day: 10:30-7 pm

Light snacks and coffee will be provided.

$100 free thanks to the generous support of our partners at Rossman Media, JP Morgan, Cooley, Dell 4 Startups, and K&L Gates


You’ll get fundraising best practices – updated for this environment – with G&W’s Fundraising Masterclass, led by our founder and Managing Director, Leslie Feinzaig.

There will be workshops led by Cooley, JP Morgan, and Rossman Media. They will cover legal, banking, and media basics for your startup.

There will also be a founder-investor panel to discuss the current state of the market.

Select founders will be invited to participate in office hours, where they’ll meet 1-1 with an outstanding slate of mentors – investors, legal experts, marketing powerhouses and more. Learn more about our mentors here.

Register for G&W Founder Day here

There are limited seats, and to ensure a good experience for all, please only register if you are sure to attend. This event is for female founders of venture-scalable tech companies.

***Register asap to allow for the best matching opportunity for mentor 1:1s***

Learn about all of our mentors here.

– Team G&W

About our speakers:

Leslie Feinzaig is the founder and Managing Director of Graham & Walker, an early stage venture capital fund and community on a mission to reshape the Nasdaq by investing in tech companies founded and led by women. In 5 years, she turned a 25-person Facebook group into the most prominent and tightly engaged community for women-founded startups and aligned investors in America, and raised a venture capital fund to invest in (and with) the best of them. Born and raised in Costa Rica, Leslie was named one of Forbes Magazine’s Most Powerful Women from Central America, Worth Magazine’s Worthy 100, Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40, and Seattle Magazine’s Most Influential People. Leslie serves on the Boards of the Washington Technology Industry Association, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, and the HBS Equity and Entrepreneurship Initiative Alumni Advisory Board. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a contributing writer for Fortune, Fast Company, and Techcrunch.

Colleen Badgley is an Associate at Cooley. She represents emerging high-growth companies throughout their life cycle, with a focus on all aspects of emerging company development, including corporate formation, venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions. She also has experience representing public companies and investment banks in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. Colleen is counsel to companies and their investors in a broad range of industries, with a focus on technology and life sciences.

Phoebe Huang is an Associate at Cooley. She practices corporate and securities laws and represents companies across a broad spectrum of industries. Phoebe advises her clients through all stages of a business life cycle with her general corporate practice, and also represents issuers and investors in private financings and issuers and underwriters in public offerings.

Kelsey Dixon is VP of Business Growth at Rossman Media. Kelsey is no stranger to building a top-notch social media marketing agency. Formerly the co-founder and president of the award-winning davies + dixon, Kelsey leads the Rossman Media growth team with business development and strategy. She has been named MeetingsNet Changemaker and Connect 40 Under 40, along with speaking on stages about her experience as a female founder and digital nomad entrepreneur in marketing. An East Coaster born and bred, she’s called Seattle home base for almost a decade. She’s a lover of the outdoors and always adventuring, exploring, traveling and learning.

Thanks to our partners at Rossman Media, JP Morgan, Cooley, Dell 4 Startups, and K&L Gates for making this event possible.

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