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Posted by Joe Garza 27 minutes ago

4 Pitching Secrets from an Entrepreneur Whose Company Sold for $170M

Pitching your startup is both an art and a science: not only must it be tastefully presented, but it needs a structure that addresses the important aspects of your offering. However, with the multitude of resources available, it can be difficult to determine just what your startup pitch needs. To remedy this, we’ve compil... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan about 1 hour ago

Is Silicon Valley Driving Real Change? Founder Showcase to Feature True Change Agents in Tech

Silicon Valley traditionally prides itself upon driving change, but what percentage of the companies getting funded today are addressing major, global problems? How many startups are created each year that actually have a positive and meaningful impact on industries... and humanity? One could argue that the majority of companie... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan about 1 hour ago

Is This the Most Difficult Question From a VC?

At the 14th Founder Showcase, Slidefish founder Neil Smith knew he would be in for a few hardball questions and some scrutiny from a panel of 5 VC judges. What he wasn't expecting, however, was getting asked one of the toughest questions of his entrepreneur journey. Tickets for the 16th Founder Showcase are on sale now, an... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza 1 day ago

Founder Institute Partner Lifograph hosts a Speaker Event with experts from Airbnb, Google, Irrational Labs, Jawbone and Walmart Labs

Lifograph, a proud partner of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, is building the "Who's Who" of Silicon Valley and technology. With Lifograph, you can discover the timeline and connections of companies, venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and other people in tech. Lifograph is hosting a Spea... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan 1 day ago

Come to a Free Founder Institute Event and Learn from Top Startup Experts

The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 92 cities across six continents. These events are designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs improve their ideas and entrepreneurial skills, all in a low-pressure environment. At Founder Institute events, you can ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan 1 day ago

Cyan Banister, Javelin, K9, Version One & Expansive Ventures Sign on for the Founder Showcase

At the Founder Showcase, we invite Silicon Valley's brightest investors onstage to provide expert feedback and analysis on promising seed-stage companies. They provide the founders on stage, and in the audience, with the most recent insights on the 'fundability' of new companies, asking the key questions that any entreprene... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-25

Anyone Can Pitch Onstage at the Founder Showcase in Silicon Valley

Anyone who attends the Founder Showcase has the opportunity to pitch onstage to hundreds of investors and press with the CrowdPitch Competition. No other event gives attendees access to so much. Since we started the CrowdPitch Competition at the 13th Founder Showcase, all three winners have closed a significant funding round, ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-24

XPRIZE Chairman & CEO Peter Diamandis to Speak at the 16th Founder Showcase

The Founder Showcase, hosted by TheFunded.com and the Founder Institute, is Silicon Valley's leading seed-stage startup event. In our 15-event history, we've been truly honored by some of the names who have graced our stage, such as Elon Musk, David Sacks, and Phil Libin. Today, we are excited... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-24

Founder Institute Partner Lifograph Hosts a Free Speaker Event with Andrew Romans of Rubicon Venture Capital

Lifograph, a proud partner of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, is building the "Who's Who" of Silicon Valley and technology. With Lifograph, you can discover the timeline and connections of companies, venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and other people in tech. Lifograph is hosting a free... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-24

Make Yourself Redundant as a CEO, says Manu Kumar of K9 Ventures

The Mentor Minute gives you exclusive startup video clips from the Founder Institute's worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more Mentor Minutes, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel.  In this special Investor-edition of the Minute, Manu Kumar, Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures, explains why ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-24

How to Master the Startup Pitch: Watch these Founder Showcase-Winning Pitch Videos

The Founder Showcase, an event hosted by the Founder Institute, has been helping seed-stage startups get exposure to Silicon Valley investors and press since 2009. In fact, previous contestants have gone on to raise over $355 million. While more than 900 startups have competed in the competition, just 130 have competed on stage... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-24

Network With Over 500 Leading Angel Investors at Angel Capital Expo

Angel Capital Expo, the premier gathering of the angel capital community, is bringing together investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding. Receive valuable insights around the angel investing community and connect with great companies from all over the world. The event will take place on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 7:30am - 4:... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-23

Whizmeal Teams Up With Local Schools to Create Healthy Meals For All Students

Whizmeal, an award-winning online ordering platform and healthy eating program, has partnered with West Spring Primary’s school food program. The company has established healthier lifestyles for students by promoting good nutricious eating habits among kids. The report was originally delivered in a press release titled &ld... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-04-22

HubSpot’s 5 Inbound Marketing Tips For Startups

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. RSVP TODAY for our upcoming webinar with HubSpot, "How To Market Your Startup On A Budget." This webinar will take... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-22

How To Win Over Angel Investors and Boost Your Brand Credibility With Just One Pitch

Founder Insight gives you feedback from the startup trenches.

From telling a stranger on the bus to pitching in front of thousands at a major competition, each and every chance one gets to pitch is golden. Not long ago, Jilliene Helman (Founder, Realty Mogul) had her golden opportunity at the 13th Founder Showcase. Read on to hear what she learned from the experience and how her pitch earned her Investments from Angels and valuable brand credibility.

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-22

Do you want to be a leader in your local startup ecosystem? Learn how with The Founder Institute

Do you want to be a leader in your local startup ecosystem? The Founder Institute (the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program) is on a mission to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and is looking for local startup leaders to launch new chapters around the world. Founder Institute Directors play an essential ro... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-22

Spikes Security Wins 2015 Govies Award, 2RedBeans Expands Into UK, and more Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs. Over the past week, Spikes Security Wins 2015 Govies Award From 1105 Media, dating website 2... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-22

Gamification Expert & Serial Entrepreneur Gabe Zichermann to Speak at the 16th Founder Showcase

The Founder Showcase, hosted by TheFunded.com and the Founder Institute, is Silicon Valley's leading seed-stage startup event. In our 15-event history, we've been truly honored by some of the names who have graced our stage, such as Elon Musk, David Sacks, and Phil Libin. Today, we are excited to announce ou... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-22

Popular Chinese Dating Site 2RedBeans Expands Into UK Market

Dating website 2RedBeans has appointed Ignite PR as its retained UK agency to expand exposure in the UK market. The California-based company, founded in 2010, is the leading dating site for Chinese Americans and Canadians, and is now looking to attract the European market. The report was originally delivered by David Prior in a ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-22

Spikes Security Wins Award From Leading Government IT Publication

Spikes Security, the isolation security company, announced that the company has been selected by 1105 Media, publishers of Security Products and Security-Today.com, as winner of a 2015 Govies Government Security Award in the Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions category. The report was originally delivered in a press rel... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-21

Take Your Startup To The Global Market at the World Cup Tech Challenge

The Founder Institute is a proud partner of the World Cup Tech Challenge, where the next generation of the hottest emerging technology companies from around the world compete for the World Championship title in Silicon Valley. The competition is organized by SVForum, who has fostered innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership ... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-04-21

Webinar: How To Market Your Startup On A Budget, Featuring HubSpot

Getting users for your product is always hard - no matter how large your company. However, the rise of social media and blogging has leveled the playing field, and every startup now has the same opportunity to attract customers and get traffic like large companies.  The Founder Institute, the world's largest startup l... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-04-20

Are You The Real Deal Or A Poser? How To Win Over Investors With Storytelling

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. For more videos on the "Startup Movers, Builders, & Shakers" series visit our FITV YouTube Channel. ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-19

Presenting the Nominees for the Startup Ecosystem Builder Awards

The Founder Institute is proud to present the nominees for the Startup Ecosystem Builder Awards, with the winners scheduled to be announced during the 16th Founder Showcase festivities. Our 300+ Founder Institute Directors are the backbone of the Founder Institute - providing the passion, dedication, and support that helped lau... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-18

Founder Institute Launches Second China Chapter, Shanghai, to help City Reach its Startup Potential

The Founder Institute, the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, announced today that it will be officially launching it second chapter in China, in Shanghai. The Shanghai Founder Institute becomes the second chapter in China, after the program’s celebrated launch in Shenzhen in late 2014... (more available)

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