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Who doesn't want great advice?
But with the plethora of knowledge out there, who has the time to keep track of which advice is the have-to-know's or must-do's?
By sifting through recent articles, guides, top ten lists, and infographics written by experts around the web, we've distilled the Top 3 pieces of advice ... (more available)
Bootstrapping is an attractive way to launch and run a startup for many founders, primarily because it gives more freedom to the founders than getting investors to invest in the company. However, bootstrapping is also a very risky move, as doing so means you may not have lasting funds to cover operational costs.
Too many promis... (more available)
The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Kolkata. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Kolkata after a successful test launch this year attracted over 450 potential applican... (more available)
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)
The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 135 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)
Just getting an idea off the ground and a Minimum Viable Product built are exceedingly difficult aspects of launching a startup. But those are only the first stages, and the path will only get more arduous as you set out to grow your company. And that's why we've posted this guest blog post from Laura Johnson, a member of the Fo... (more available)
The world of boxing is still very competitive, especially at the Olympic level, but it's never caught up with cutting edge technology until very recently. Anyone who competes in sports knows about tracking devices and how they can keep record of individual results. Since tracking technology became mainstream, it's mostly become ... (more available)
So you want to launch a startup?
Starting and running a successful company is one of the most difficult things to do in life. But if you can pull it off, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Before you take the dive there are a few points you should consider. Innovate UK has put together some essent... (more available)
The Founder Institute’s “Startup Tips and Tricks” series gives you exclusive startup video clips from our worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more business hacks, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel.
In this installment of our edition of Tips and Tricks, founder CEO Phil Libin&nbs... (more available)
Europe may not quite have the same reputation for cultivating global startups as Silicon Valley or New York City, but there’s no denying that various major European cities are bolstering the continent as a startup hub.
And one of the people who is most committed to developing promising companies in Europe is Reshma Sohoni... (more available)
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 time line and connections of companies, venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and other people in tech.
Lifograph is hosting a spe... (more available)
Building a startup around hardware is a daunting task, at least compared to creating an app, but is no less lucrative. If you're thinking about launching a hardware-based company, Travis Levell (Head of Marketing, Shenzhen Valley Ventures), dives into the topic of hardware, outlining the biggest considerations founders... (more available)
As media debates continue nationwide about diversity in our workplaces, we should all be grateful many forward-thinking people work hard to find solutions to this issue. One recent startup has some lofty goals in place to make this possible for everyone. Toronto startup Ziversity aims to promote diversity in the workplace&n... (more available)
Pitching your startup is less about simply describing what your product is or what your offering does. Rather, the art and science of pitching a startup is about captivating your audience, whether it’s your first customers or potential investors.
In this blog post, we’ve gathered insights from top startup specialist... (more available)
The freemium model is one that is popular among countless startups, as it is an effective way to generate interest in your company and attract users. However, the freemium model is not optimal for every kind of startup, nor is it a model that should be employed haphazardly.
However, Sadhana Balaji from Charebee has wr... (more available)
The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Morocco. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Morocco after a successful test launch in 2016 attracted over 290 potential applicants... (more available)
When getting ready to embark on a major endeavor - whether it be personal, professional, or otherwise - passion is frequently touted as a prerequisite quality to have. And while passion for an idea or ideal is generally considered a requirement for launching a startup, is it really as necessary as founders think?
In this syndic... (more available)
Kichink aims to bring small businesses and entrepreneurs the same ease and consumer benefits of an e-commerce platform that the major players have. San Diego Founder Institute Graduate Claudia de Heredia saw that the market in Mexico for e-commerce was virtually non-existent. In 2012, the total amount e-commerce i... (more available)
Business development is one of the most elusive terms in the startup world. There’s always the technical co-founder, and the “other founder” that has to find a way to be good at marketing, accounting, fundraising and “biz dev.”
Founding teams always put a high price on technical co-founders, but be... (more available)
Raising funds can make or break a startup. And while there are countless other elements that are essential to a startup's success, there is no denying that bringing in money can give a budding company the boost it needs.
Luckily, the Girls in Tech blog post, "Fundraising 101: How to Get Started", covers all of the basics you ne... (more available)
A company is only as strong as the idea it grew from. However, for many entrepreneurs conceiving a billion dollar startup idea is not as easy as we would like. Because the process of ideation can be daunting, we often give up on our dreams of launching and running successful companies. For, as Napoleon Hill once said, "All achie... (more available)
Did you know that three companies are born into the world every second. What will make yours stand out? Will it be a brilliant idea?
Sure, you need that. But as an entrepreneur you can't not compliment that with a right name for your startup (and product) and also the essential marketing prowess. What if you were given both of ... (more available)
As of June 2016, more than 2,200 people in LATAM have taken our exclusive Entrepreneur DNA Test, and the Founder Institute has Graduated 172 technology companies in LATAM.
What we've discovered is that founders in LATAM have many of the valuable entrepreneurial traits needed for launching successful companies. Our findings were... (more available)
Creating and maintaining a blog is an essential yet often overlooked strategy for launching a successful startup. A good blog not only informs current users, but it's also a great way to establish your brand and convert new audiences.
However, regardless of how good the content is on your startup's blog, it can only take you so... (more available)
As a Graduate of the San Diego Founder Institute, Southern California startup Glipped streamlines social responsibility programs as a unique service few other companies accomplish. The fundamental core behind this company, founded by Gaurav Bhattacharya and Saumya Bhatnagar, comes from the act of volunteering once found plentifu... (more available)
The Founder Institute is the world’s premier startup launch program for talented entrepreneurs. If you are up to the challenge, our comprehensive step-by-step program will give you the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs you need to start an enduring company. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide.