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100Vets

 

Through the 100Vets Fellowship, any U.S. veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company can apply to a U.S. Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant from each chapter will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.


Veterans and active service members possess the work ethic, high character, and strong leadership skills needed to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. To inspire and enable the military community to build technology companies, the Founder Institute has partnered with Vet-Tech, the nation's leading startup accelerator for military veterans, to offer the 100Vets Fellowship.

Through this Fellowship, any U.S. veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company can apply to a U.S. Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant from will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.

Learn more about the program at http://FI.co/vets.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the 100Vets Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, June 19th, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the 100Vets Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the 100Vets Fellowship.


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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-05-25

Funding Options for Every Stage of Your Startup

Securing funding is a milestone that nearly every founder strives for. But raising money isn’t as simple as it might seem, as the company’s stage must be taken into consideration when determining who much, or if, money should be raised. Luckily, if you’re a founder that’s looking to securing funding for ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-05-25

Founder Institute Announces "100 Vets" Fellowship to Spur Military Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

Veterans and active service members possess the work ethic, high character, and strong leadership skills needed to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. To inspire and enable the military community to build technology companies, the Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-05-25

Last Chance to Apply for Fellowships to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute

The Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, is preparing to launch a very promising Silicon Valley Summer 2016 with Adeo Ressi Semester. This Sunday (2016-05-29) is the Early Application Deadline. If you apply by Sunday, you get to take the Predictive Admissions Test for free ($50 value), and if yo... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-05-24

Strengthen Your Local Startup Community with the Founder Institute’s Help

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 Joe Garza on 2016-05-23

Aspiring Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley Wanted: Founder Institute Early Applications Due Sunday

The Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, is preparing to launch a very promising Silicon Valley Summer 2016 with Adeo Ressi Semester. We have many great startup mentors confirmed, and impressive founders are beginning to enroll in the program as well. But, time is running out to apply. This Sunday ([early_... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2016-05-23

Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs & Get Feedback. Attend a Free Event in Your City!

The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 110 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 Joe Garza on 2016-05-23

Don’t Pivot on the Purpose of Your Life - Insights from Adeo Ressi

Adeo Ressi, CEO and co-founder of the Founder Institute, spoke at Startupfest 2015, a festival featuring keynotes, interactive how-to sessions, powerful lessons from battle-scarred founders, and more. While the Lean Startup methodology has provided founders a simple methodology for resource- and time-constrained companies, it h... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-05-23

Founder Institute Graduate Spikes Security is Acquired by Aurionpro

Brandon Spikes, a Graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute Graduate, is the founder of Spikes Security, an IT isolation security company he started in 2012. The company won awards for its AirGap security product that prevents browser-borne malware from entering corporate networks and from infecting endpoints. Now, only t... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2016-05-22

3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Share Their Ideas with Everyone

Entrepreneurs often find themselves hesitant in sharing their new business ideas for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps they find their idea too premature to be shared or they’re afraid the idea could be stolen. These are adequate concerns, but certainly not enough grounds to justify keeping the idea to oneself. Bill Gates on... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-05-19

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches New Startup Program in Guatemala

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 Guatemala. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Guatemala after a successful test launch this year attracted over 100 pote... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-05-19

How to Have Greater Confidence in Your Startup Idea

For budding founders, few things can kill the excitement of entrepreneursip more than discovering that your startup idea not viable, either because it's been done before, it's unfeasible, or some other reason. Luckily, Naveen Lakkur, Director of the Bangalore Founder Institute, and Dr. Liz Alexander, co-founder of ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-05-19

Where Does Startup Funding Come From?

Building and running a successful company requires considerable funds. And while the prevelance of digital technology means that an enterprising person can lay the groundwork with little more than their laptop, a startup inevitably needs money to scale. And that's why we've syndicated a blog post, written by Carrie Kirby, t... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2016-05-18

The Growth Stage: Resources You’ll Need To Start Up In New York

Startup ecosystems in various parts of the globe can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers. Being able to utilize available resources, however, is detrimental for local startups and community growth. Our global Startup Ecosystem Canvas seek to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resource... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-05-18

The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Silicon Valley Startup Ecosystem Ever Created

Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth. The Startup Ecosystem Canvas seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every stage of their startup journey - from ideation to scaling - and outline a b... (more available)

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Posted by Adeo Ressi on 2016-05-16

2016 Will be Rough for Startups. Here’s Why that’s a Good Thing.

Startups are taking over the world, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. However, you would have to be living under a rock to not see that the ground is shifting beneath us, and the playing field is changing for all startup founders, investors, and employees.  The most obvious change in the last few quarters... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-05-16

Silicon Valley Startup CakeHealth Recently Acquired by Inbox Health

Keeping track of all the different medical expenses that you incur can be difficult even if you are perfectly healthy. Insurance companies and hospitals make it hard to get simple and detailed information. Rebecca Woodcock, a Graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, understood that this was a problem and ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-05-10

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches New Startup Program in Mumbai

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 Mumbai, India. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Mumbai after a successful test launch this year attracted many potential applica... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-05-09

Startup Communities are led by Startup Leaders. See the Top FI Directors of 2015

The 2016 Founder Institute Director Awards recognizes those who are playing pivotal roles in their local startup ecosystems, helping aspiring entrepreneurs launch successful companies.  Our 400+ Directors are the backbone of the Founder Institute - providing the passion, dedication, and support that helped launch thousands... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-05-09

Adeo Ressi’s Silicon Valley Founder Institute Opens Applications for the Summer 2016 Semester

Since launcing in Silicon Valley in 2009, the flagship Silicon Valley Founder Institute has helped launch great companies like Udemy, Retailigence, Cake Health, Getable, Breezy, Shopalize, Skimble, Spikes, and many more. Today, the Founder Institute is excited to announce that we are accepti... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-05-09

New E-learning Startup Kyna.vn Raises Seed Round from CyberAgent Ventures

An exciting new e-learning platform Kyna.vn is the first tech startup in Vietnam to receive substantial funding from CyberAgent Ventures. They have received an undisclosed amount from the Japanese investment firm, but CyberAgent Ventures has a southeast Asia fund worth 50 million dollars. This noteworthy new learning service was... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2016-05-03

Meet The Startup Experts of FounderX

During the Founder Institute's first ever FounderX event, a private gathering of the FI Network in Silicon Valley will take place and bring together some of the biggest industry leaders from around the world. Individuals from FI’s global network, including startup CEOs, technology executives, and Directors w... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-05-02

How One Entrepreneur Wants to Help Others Reduce Energy Consumption

More than 10 years before building his own company, Dayal Nathan, a plastics engineer from CIPET, worked for a company in Chennai. While he was involved mainly in the manufacturing aspects of the company, he questioned the other aspects of the company. Looking into company’s electricity bill, he saw the electricity bill wa... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-05-02

These Top FI Grads are Reshaping the Eastern European Startup Scene

The Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has launched companies that have created thousands of jobs across our chapters in the Eastern Part of Europe. Since its launch in 2009, FI has contributed greatly to the local startup ecosystem while providing mentorship from some ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2016-05-02

40 Top "Up-and-Coming" FI Graduates to Participate in Silicon Valley Investor Roadshow

As part of the Founder Institute's inaugural 'FounderX' event in Silicon Valley, 42 top up-and-coming FI Graduates from across the globe were invited to participate in a "FounderX Advisory Program". The "FounderX Advisory Program" was reserved for FI Graduates on the cusp of significant growth, providing them with valuabl... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-05-02

The Startup Glossary: Bootstrapping and Fundraising

The bootstrapping and fundraising stage is where startups attract investment and begin to scale. Successful startups approach investors with a well-organized pitch and a thorough understanding of the investment process. These startups understand what makes their product remarkable and use their... (more available)

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