Events

Workshops & webinars

UPCOMING EVENTS

10

Jul

Startupfest: Going From Founder To CEO


This vibrant three-day event in the heart of Montreal, Canada, will bring together founders and investors to foster genuine relationships and explore Enjoy The Work's frameworks on transitioning from founder to CEO. We'll be sharing practical and invaluable insights on the main stage, engaging in dozens of one-on-one conversations, and even hosting an Enjoy The Work takeover event.

17

Jul

Grid X Talk: Fundraising Is Much More Than A Pitch Deck

GRIDX: Raising Seed and Series A - Fundraising is Much More Than a Pitch Deck


To be presented by Enjoy The Work partner Ruben Ortega, this talk will cover revealing topics such as "The 28 Questions All Investors Ask" and what will represent a "Minimum Viable Investor Funnel." It will provide the audience with frameworks from which to construct a professional fundraise, regardless of whether their startup is barely off the ground or well beyond product-market-fit.

24

Jul

Precursor VC: Raising An Inside Round


Rare is the startup that simply grows up and to the right without interruption. And when bumps arrive, often raising capital from those who already know you best is the right course of action. Sounds simple? It’s not. In this talk, Enjoy The Work partners Jonathan Lowenhar and Sarah Schaaf discuss reasons to consider going inside, how investors view such rounds, and how to run a good process.

20

Aug

BERKELEY SKYDECK: Capital Raising AMA


In this talk, our very own Jonathan Lowenhar will share his unique perspective on Capital Raising.

04

Sep

GAINGELS: How To Cultivate A Thriving Boardroom


Uncover the pivotal role of the boardroom for founders, encompassing priority-setting, talent recruitment, culture fostering, and productivity assurance. Learn invaluable and proven frameworks from Enjoy The Work partners David Cautin, and Devan Batavia, drawing from their wealth of boardroom experiences to offer best practices for success.

11

Sept

Innovation Works: Growing Beyond Founder Driven Sales


In this fast-paced sales-focused talk, we’re going to outline a key piece of work integral to growing out of founder-led sales: The development of your sales playbook. We’ll cover what we mean by a playbook, the key elements involved, and why each matter.

18

Sep

At.Inc Talk

AT.INC/: Growing Beyond Founder Driven Sales


Join Enjoy The Work partner Devan Batavia in a dynamic talk focusing on scaling beyond founder-driven sales. Learn how to develop a sales playbook essential for this transition, covering key elements and their significance. Accelerate your company's growth by mastering this pivotal step in the journey towards scalable success.

30

Oct

At.Inc Talk

AT.INC/: Building A Financial Plan You'll Actually Use


Explore the pivotal role of effective planning in aligning business assumptions with financial goals and operational strategies. Join Enjoy The Work partner Lesley Ross as she delves into how successful founders learn to predict the future, how to work backward, craft solid plans, and master top-down and bottom-up approaches.

Recent Events

4

Jun

Berkeley SkyDeck: Finding The Right Talent


Presented by partner Mike Lewis, this talk covers: the rules to follow to improve your hiring success rate, how the best startups map out their hiring needs, and the steps to follow once you’re lucky enough to have candidates say “yes.”

4

Jun

Berkeley SkyDeck: Fundraising is Much More Than a Pitch Deck


This talk discusses the importance of raising capital - a discipline that, when mastered, can fuel a startup’s potential. But when ignored, can doom a venture before it starts. Further, Enjoy The Work partner Sarah Schaaf, will demonstrate that there is a method to the madness of fundraising and it involves a great deal more than just a pitch deck.

30

May

GFS First AI: Fundraising is Much More Than a Pitch Deck


This talk covers revealing topics such as “The 28 Questions All Investors Ask” and what represents a “Minimum Viable Investor Funnel”, providing the audience with frameworks from which to construct a professional fundraise no matter if your startup is barely off the ground or well beyond product-market-fit.

30

May

GFS First AI: Startup Storytelling-How To Build Your Story


A good story can be delivered at any time without props or slides. This talk facilitated by ETW partners, Kristen Hamilton and Leslie Fine, focuses on unique and meaningful ways on how founders can build their startup stories.

15

May

Grid X Talk: Fundraising Is Much More Than A Pitch Deck

GRIDX: Pillars Of Startup Goal Setting


During this engaging session, Enjoy The Work partners Lesley Ross and Sarah Schaaf will dive into the intricacies of ETW's 9 Pillars of Startup Goal Setting. They'll answer questions along the way and share valuable bonus advice, guaranteed to spare the audience from the pitfalls of startup goal setting.

08

May

GAINGELS: Building A Financial Plan You'll Actually Use

Explore the pivotal role of effective planning in aligning business assumptions with financial goals and operational strategies. Join Enjoy The Work partners David Cautin and Lesley Ross as they delve into how successful founders predict the future, what it means to work backward, craft solid plans, and master top-down and bottom-up approaches.

07

May

At.Inc Talk

AT.INC/: How To Cultivate A Thriving Boardroom


Discover the essential role of the boardroom for founders: setting priorities, recruiting talent, fostering culture, and ensuring productivity. Gain proven insights from Enjoy The Work partners David Cautin and Sarah Schaaf, who will share best practices derived from extensive boardroom experiences.

19

Apr

MSIV: Building A Financial Plan You'll Actually Use


Discover how effective planning bridges business assumptions with desired financial outcomes and necessary operational initiatives. Learn from Enjoy The Work partners Mike Lewis and Sarah Schaaf as they discuss how the best founders can predict the future, what it means to work backward, crafting a solid plan, and mastering both top-down and bottom-up approaches.

5

Apr

GAINGELS: CEOs-Learn How To Deliver Feedback


Join Enjoy The Work partners Sarah Schaaf and Kristen Hamilton in mastering the art of providing effective feedback, a critical skill for founders. Discover how strategic feedback can elevate performance and prevent turnover. Gain insights into successful startup founders' approaches to performance reviews and team accountability.

27

Mar

ALBERTA INNOVATES: Fundraising Intensive Accelerator Program


In this intensive two-day program, we'll cover essential fundraising skills like storytelling, objection handling, list preparation, and funnel analysis. Day two focuses on financial modeling and board of directors management, providing foundational knowledge for navigating from fundraising to business transformation.

21

Mar

GFS BLACK + WOMEN FOUNDERS: Startup Storytelling-How To Build Your Story


A good story can be delivered at any time without props or slides. This talk facilitated by Enjoy The Work partners, Jonathan Lowenhar and Sarah Schaaf, focuses on unique and meaningful ways on how founders can build their startup stories.

21

Mar

GFS BLACK + WOMEN FOUNDERS: Fundraising is Much More Than a Pitch Deck


This talk discusses the importance of raising capital - a discipline that, when mastered, can fuel a startup’s potential. But when ignored, can doom a venture before it starts. Further, Enjoy The Work partners, Jonathan Lowenhar and Sarah Schaaf, will demonstrate that there is a method to the madness of fundraising... and it involves a great deal more than just a pitch deck.

20

Mar

F2 Ventures: Unpacking Product Market Fit


In startup culture, achieving Product-Market Fit (PMF) is paramount but often elusive. This talk by Enjoy The Work general partner Devan Batavia aims to demystify PMF with a clear definition and steps. He'll address the customer, problem, and solution dynamics, debunk common excuses, and provide a simple three-part approach to attain PMF.

13

Mar

At.Inc Talk

AT.INC/: What Makes A Great Startup CEO


Discover the consistent traits investors admire in great founders: grit, tenacity, courage, and insight. Transitioning to a great CEO demands a shift from attributes to specific skills. But what are those critical skills? Join Enjoy The Work general partners David Cautin and Kristen Hamilton to uncover the essential skills required to master the journey from founder to CEO.

29

Feb

BERKELEY SKYDECK: Capital Raising AMA


In this "Ask Me Anything" session, Enjoy The Work esteemed founder, Jonathan Lowenhar, will delve into his distinctive perspectives on early-stage capital raising.

15

Feb

INNOVATION WORKS: Raising Series A- Fundraising Is Much More Than A Pitch Deck


This talk discusses the importance of raising capital - a discipline that, when mastered, can fuel a startup’s potential. But when ignored, can doom a venture before it starts. Further, Enjoy The Work partners, Ruben Ortega and Sarah Schaaf will demonstrate that there is a method to the madness of fundraising... and it involves a great deal more than just a pitch deck.

19

Jan

MSIV: So You’re Thinking About a Pivot… A Guide to the Word We All Fear, But We All Need


This talk discusses the importance of raising capital - a discipline that, when mastered, can fuel a startup’s potential. But when ignored, can doom a venture before it starts. Further, Enjoy The Work partners, Devan Batavia and Lesley Ross will demonstrate that there is a method to the madness of fundraising... and it involves a great deal more than just a pitch deck.

10

Jan

VC BACKED MOMS: Growing Beyond Founder Driven Sales


In this fast-paced sales-focused talk, we’re going to outline a key piece of work integral to growing out of founder-led sales: The development of your sales playbook. We’ll cover what we mean by a playbook, the key elements involved, and why each matter.

6

Dec

ENJOY THE WORK: AMA-Related To All Things Running An Engineering Organization


Ruben Ortega navigates the CEO/CTO dynamic in startups, vital for success. This talk mediates common issues like delivery speed and technical debt. In this one-hour AMA, Ruben shares key frameworks for communication and decision-making, followed by open-ended Q&A. Exclusive for Enjoy The Work founders.

5

Dec

At.Inc Talk

AT.INC/: Startup Storytelling-How To Build Your Story


Every founder or CEO must have a 30-second narrative to intrigue and educate any audience. This worshop with partners, Jonathan Lowenhar and Lesley Ross focuses on how founders can craft their startup story. The aim for this workshop is to help founders solve the challenges they are having in crafting their startup stories in a unique and meaningful way.

4

Dec

BERKELEY SKYDECK: Raising Series A- Fundraising Is Much More Than A Pitch Deck


Presented by partner Mike Lewis, this talk covers revealing topics such as “The 28 Questions All Investors Ask” and what represents a “Minimum Viable Investor Funnel”, providing the audience with frameworks from which to construct a professional fundraiser no matter if your startup is barely off the ground or well beyond product-market-fit.

30

Nov

At.Inc Talk

AT.INC/: Raising Series A-Fundraising Is Much More Than A Pitch Deck


This talk discusses the importance of raising capital - a discipline that when mastered, can fuel a startup’s potential. But when ignored, can doom a venture before it starts. Further, ETW partners, Devan Batavia and Lesley Ross, demonstrated that there is a method to the madness of fundraising... and it involves a great deal more than just a pitch deck.

29

Nov

Grid X Talk: Fundraising Is Much More Than A Pitch Deck

GRIDX: Raising Seed and Series A - Fundraising is Much More Than a Pitch Deck


Presented by general partner Lesley Ross, this talk covered revealing topics such as “The 28 Questions All Investors Ask” and what represents a “Minimum Viable Investor Funnel”, providing the audience with frameworks from which to construct a professional fundraiser no matter if your startup is barely off the ground or well beyond product-market-fit.

20

Nov

GFS-MENA: Raising Series A - Fundraising is Much More Than a Pitch Deck


This talk covers revealing topics such as “The 28 Questions All Investors Ask” and what represents a “Minimum Viable Investor Funnel”, providing the audience with frameworks from which to construct a professional fundraise no matter if your startup is barely off the ground or well beyond product-market-fit.

8

Nov

OFFLINE VENTURES: AMA on Feedback, Performance Reviews, and Team Accountability


In this fast past 60 min AMA one of the accomplished General Partners from renowned startup advisory firm Enjoy The Work will share how great startup founders approach feedback, performance reviews and team accountability. And then he'll open up the virtual floor to any and all questions our Offline community might have.

3

Nov

MSIV: Finding The Right Talent


Presented by partner Mike Lewis, this talk covers: the rules to follow to improve your hiring success rate, how the best startups map out their hiring needs and the steps to follow once you’re lucky enough to have candidates say “yes.”

19

Oct

INNOVATIVE GENOMICS INSTITUTE: AMA - Crafting Your Startup Story


Every founder or CEO must have a 30-second narrative to intrigue and educate any audience. This AMA with ETW partner, Jonathan Lowenhar, focuses on how founders can craft their startup story. The aim for this AMA is to help founders solve the challenges they are having in crafting their startup stories in a unique and meaningful way.

05

Oct

GFS BLACK + WOMEN FOUNDERS: Fundraising is Much More Than a Pitch Deck


This talk discusses the importance of raising capital - a discipline that, when mastered, can fuel a startup’s potential. But when ignored, can doom a venture before it starts. Further, ETW partners, Ruben Ortega and Lesley Ross, demonstrated that there is a method to the madness of fundraising... and it involves a great deal more than just a pitch deck.

05

Oct

GFS BLACK + WOMEN FOUNDERS: Startup Storytelling-How To Build Your Story


A good story can be delivered at any time without props or slides. This talk facilitated by ETW partners, Kristen Hamilton and Leslie Fine, focuses on unique and meaningful ways on how founders can build their startup stories.

21

Sept

GAINGELS: Growing Beyond Founder-Driven Sales - Building Your Sales Playbook


In this fast-paced sales-focused talk, we’re going to outline a key piece of work integral to growing out of founder-led sales: The development of your sales playbook. This will also cover what playbook means, the key elements involved, and why each matter.

21

Sept

Oregon Venture Fund: How To Build a Rocket Ship


In this engaging workshop, Enjoy The Work partner Kristen Hamilton discusses the topics of growth and product market fit where she will share some valuable insights and experience from her own journey as a first-time founder, delving deeper into the highs and lows of growth, and offering actionable steps for startups grappling with the complexities of expansion.

20

Sept

RIGHT SIDE CAPITAL: How Startups Plan - Building a Financial Plan You’ll Actually Use


Planning involves a simple set of steps - steps you’ll understand in a minute but may take years to master. It’s a game of chess. Just with a lot at stake. In this talk we will talk about what it means to work backwards, the steps to a good plan, working both top down and bottom up and more.

15

Sept

MSIV: Growing Beyond Founder-Driven Sales - Building Your Sales Playbook


In this fast-paced sales-focused talk, we’re going to outline a key piece of work integral to growing out of founder-led sales: The development of your sales playbook.We’ll cover what we mean by a playbook, the key elements involved, and why each matter.

07

Sept

500 GLOBAL FLAGSHIP ACCELERATOR: How To Build A Financial Plan You'll Actually Use


Planning involves a simple set of steps - steps you’ll understand in a minute but may take years to master. It’s a game of chess. Just with a lot at stake. In this talk we will talk about what it means to work backwards, the steps to a good plan, working both top down and bottom up and more. 

18

Aug

MSIV: Raising Series A - Fundraising is Much More Than a Pitch Deck


Presented by partner Mike Lewis, the focus of this event is on explain how fundraising involves more than a glossy pitch deck, walking the audience through 28 questions all investors ask and more.

15

Aug

BERKELEY SKYDECK: Capital Raising AMA


In this talk, our very own, Jonathan Lowenhar, shared his unique perspective on Capital Raising.

10

Aug

GFS CLOUD: Fundraising is Much More Than A Pitch Deck

Presented by our partners, Ruben Ortega and Lesley Ross, this talk covered revealing topics such as “The 28 Questions All Investors Ask” and what represents a “Minimum Viable Investor Funnel”, providing the audience with frameworks from which to construct a professional fundraiser no matter if your startup is barely off the ground or well beyond product-market-fit.

19

Jul

COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL: Unpacking Product Market Fit


In startup culture, achieving Product-Market Fit (PMF) is paramount but often elusive. This talk by Enjoy The Work general partner Mike Lewis aims to demystify PMF with a clear definition and steps. He'll address the customer, problem, and solution dynamics, debunk common excuses, and provide a simple three-part approach to attain PMF.

28

Jun

ETW: Magic Box Workshop - How to Entice the Acquisition You Want


If you’ve been with Enjoy The Work for a while, you’ve likely heard us reference something called the “Magic Box Paradigm”. That phrase references a specific (and contrarian) approach to how a startup founder can entice an exit without ever admitting to being up for sale. We’ve taken the elements of the book and translated them into a set of operational steps that we believe every Series A and later founder would do well to master.

14

Jun

OFFLINE VENTURES: AMA on Culture Creation and Hard Conversations


In this AMA, our friends at Enjoy The Work will share how great CEOs craft  high performing cultures and the most important lessons to protect those cultures over time. Further, as startups ascend and more and more team members are added, conflict is inevitable. We’ll also spend time diving into “hard conversations” - the ones we all fear, cannot avoid and are responsible for addressing.

14

Jun

GFS NA ACCELERATOR: How Startups Plan - Building a Financial Plan You’ll Actually Use


Planning is a skill that connects the assumptions you have about how your business works with the financial outcomes you want with the operational priorities required to deliver those outcomes. It involves a simple set of steps - steps you’ll understand in a minute but may take years to master. It’s a game of chess. Just with a lot at stake. In this talk we will talk about what it means to work backwards, the steps to a good plan, working both top down and bottom up and more. 

31

May

GFS LATAM: Raising Series A - Fundraising Is Much More Than A Pitch Deck


This talk covers revealing topics such as “The 28 Questions All Investors Ask” and what represents a “Minimum Viable Investor Funnel”, providing the audience with frameworks from which to construct a professional fundraiser no matter if your startup is barely off the ground or well beyond product-market-fit.

30

May

BADASS FEMALE FOUNDERS: Raising Series B+ - It’s About Math; Time To Think Like a Banker


In this session, Kristen Hamilton and Lesley Ross revisited some of the principles from our talk, “Fundraising Is More Than a Pitch Deck,” and discussed more deeply what sets later stage raises apart. They have covered the new objections you're likely to face, the difference between repeatable and scalable, the criticality of the curated data room, and the central importance of your financial plan.

23

May

BERKELEY SKYDECK: Raising Series A - Fundraising Is Much More Than A Pitch Deck


Hosted by Mike Lewis, this talk covers revealing topics such as “The 28 Questions All Investors Ask” and what represents a “Minimum Viable Investor Funnel”, providing the audience with frameworks from which to construct a professional fundraise no matter if your startup is barely off the ground or well beyond product-market-fit.

23

May

RETHINK IMPACT: 2x4: A Sales Framework for Complex Deal Strategy


The two hosts Jonathan Lowenhar and Devan Batavia combined, have decades of experience building, growing and scaling go-to-market operations both domestically and abroad, discuss how to navigate the challenges of moving from a small repeatable sales machine to a scalable market-winning organization.

12

May

MSIV: Crafting A Growth Marketing Framework


This workshop, through the help of our very own, Mike Lewis, walks us through each of the steps to successfully applying our Growth Framework to your business and team.

9

May

GEORGIAN PARTNERS: Raising Series B & Beyond: It’s About Math; Time to Think Like a Banker


In this 60 min session, we'll revisit some of the principles from our talk, “Fundraising Is More Than a Pitch Deck,” and then dive more deeply into what sets later stage raises apart.

26

Apr

OFFLINE VENTURES: Pillars of Startup Goal Setting


In this session, our ETW partners Lesley Ross and Jonathan Lowenhar explored ETW's 9 Pillars of Startup Goal Setting, answered any questions along the way and gave some bonus advice that is sure to save the audience in any pain of startup goal setting.

5

Apr

BADASS FEMALE FOUNDERS: Raising Series A - Fundraising Is Much More Than A Pitch Deck


In this talk, ETW partner, Lesley Ross, examines the importance of raising capital - a discipline that, when mastered, can fuel a startup’s potential. But when ignored, it can doom a venture before it starts. Further, they demonstrate that there is a method to the madness of fundraising... and it involves a great deal more than just a pitch deck.

30

Mar

GFS CANADA: Raising Series A - Fundraising Is Much More Than A Pitch Deck


Presented by partner Lesley Ross and Ruben Ortega, the focus of this event is on explain how fundraising involves more than a glossy pitch deck, walking the audience through 28 questions all investors ask and more.

16

Mar

GFS CLIMATE CHANGE: Raising Series A - Fundraising Is Much More Than A Pitch Deck


This talk covers revealing topics that includes the common questions investors ask, providing the audience with impactful insights that can help them construct professional fundraise no matter what the status of the startup is.

10

Mar

MSIV: 2x4: An Enterprise Sales Framework for Complex Deal Strategy


Early-stage founders often don't have the space to master modern sales philosophies or the capital to hire senior account executives. This talk covers the best practices we know about complex selling and how to apply it in the wild.

2

Mar

GAINGELS: Raising Series A - Fundraising Is Much More Than A Pitch Deck


In this talk, ETW partners Jonathan Lowenhar and Leslie Ross have distilled helpful frameworks that can help startups to construct professional fundraise no matter if the startup is barely off the ground or well beyond product market-fit.

28

Feb

GFS ALUMNI: 2x4: An Enterprise Sales Framework for Complex Deal Strategy


The sales process is straightforward, with few players involved, uncomplicated pricing, and a short time horizon. Complex deals, though, are different. In this talk, ETW partners Lesley Ross and Ruben Ortega have distilled complicated selling into a simple framework they call the “2x4” and demonstrate how to apply it in the wild.

23

Feb

Berkeley SkyDeck: Capital Raising AMA


In this AMA "Ask Me Anything" session, Enjoy The Work founder Jonathan Lowenhar answers questions from founders related to early-stage capital raising.

17

Feb

GFS INDIA: Raising Series A - Fundraising Is Much More Than A Pitch Deck


Raising capital is a discipline that when mastered, can fuel a startup’s potential; and when ignored, can doom a venture before it starts. This talk will provide
frameworks from which to construct a professional fundraise no matter if your startup is barely off the ground or well beyond product-market-fit.

27

Jan

MSIV: So You’re Thinking About a Pivot… A Guide to the Word We All Fear, But We All Need


In this one-hour fast-paced workshop, Enjoy The Work partner Mike Lewis will share why this word deserves a better reputation, when a pivot should be considered, and the various types of pivots founders might consider.

26

Jan

FRB: Raising Series A - Fundraising is Much More Than a Pitch Deck


This talk will cover revealing topics such as “The 28 Questions All Investors Ask” and what represents a “Minimum Viable Investor Funnel”, providing the audience with frameworks from which to construct a professional fundraise no matter if your startup is barely off the ground or well beyond product-market-fit.

13

Jan

REACH CAPITAL: Crafting Growth Marketing Framework


Growth marketing is a discipline. It’s like chess where simple rules lead to endless complexity. This workshop walks us through each of the steps to successfully applying our Growth Framework to your business and team.

Enjoy The Work is fortunate to have a wide network of audiences and partners with whom we host events, both in-person and virtually.

While we first became known for our unique 1-on-1 advisory approach, we deliver our same proprietary content in a one-to-many format, via live workshops, events, AMAs, and webinars.