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Chicago Spring 2013
Applications: Feb 10, '13
Sessions: Feb 19, '13 - Jun 17, '13
Our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley by creating and fostering local startup ecosystems in promising markets across the globe. We aim to help launch 1,000 technology companies per year in over 50 cities worldwide.
Much Shelist is a full-service law firm serving start-up, small and mid-market businesses, and venture capital investors, private equity funds and family offices that invest in them and support their growth. The firm advises early-stage technology and growth enterprises in start-up matters and venture capital transactions. Much Shelist continues to support those enterprises as they grow by providing advice on the full spectrum of legal and business matters a start-up or growth-stage company is likely to encounter, including issues related to employees and other service providers, intellectual property rights and licensing, and negotiations with vendors and strategic partners. The firm also represents clients in litigation, mergers and acquisitions and other extraordinary matters. Much Shelist is headquartered in Chicago and has a branch office in California.
Leavitt Siegal LLC is a boutique tax and accounting firm servicing entrepreneurs, funded start-ups and small and midsized businesses. The partners, Karen Leavitt and Sandra Siegal, have a combined 45 years of experience working with individuals and their businesses. Previous to working with us, many of our clients felt that over the years their accountants weren’t giving them the personal attention they deserved. That they were viewed as a number, not as an individual. At Leavitt Siegal LLC, we understand that feeling. That is why we started our firm. We handle every single one of our clients, big or small, with the personal touch they deserve. We take pride in building a lifelong relationship with all our clients. That’s why our motto “Proven Experience with a Personal Touch isn’t just a slogan, but a set of values we live by.
Wintrust Financial Corporation is a financial services holding company with $17.5 billion in assets. Comprised of 15 community bank charters and more than 100 locations in Chicagoland and Wisconsin, Wintrust offers a real commercial banking advantage over the big banks and smaller community banks in our area. We pride ourselves on local decision making and servicing of our commercial clients. Our commercial banking staff is well versed in all aspects of corporate finance and they provide a customer-focused approach to banking. You won’t find a better team of bankers to meet the capital and cash management requirements necessary to help your business grow.
New Founder Application
Chicago Spring 2013
The Founder Institute is the World's Largest Early-Stage Startup Accelerator. In fact, over 800 technology founders have already launched companies with the help of our company-building curriculum, expert feedback, and peer support. Are you next?
Who Should Apply?
Anybody who is passionate about building a technology company is welcome to apply: idea or no idea, full-time job or unemployed, young or old, male or female, experienced in business or straight out of school. We also support a wide range of technology industries: including digital media, software, biotech, cleantech, ecommerce, advertising, consumer electronics, and more.
What to Expect?
The Final Application Deadline for the Chicago Spring 2013 Semester is Sunday, February 10, 2013. All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances to get accepted and the sooner you will hear our decision.
After completing the application below, you will be invited to take our Predictive Admissions Test, which is our main criteria for evaluating applicants. The test takes about 45 minutes, and you will have a few days to complete it. Developed by leading social scientists in conjunction with the Founder Institute, this test is continually calibrated to identify entrepreneurial personality traits.
All applicants are asked to contribute a $50 USD fee to help cover the administration costs of the Predictive Admissions Test. Applications are reviewed as soon as they are received and by no later than on Sunday, February 10, 2013, and you will hear from the Institute no later than Tuesday, February 19, 2013. There is no obligation.
If you want to learn more, our About page is a good place to start.