Get ready Russia, TechCrunch Moscow is coming your way. The two day conference (December 8-9) “Innovation Detox”, will focus on how innovation can improve quality of life.
Kicking things off on Sunday, October 8, is Founder Institute CEO, Adeo Ressi, who will speak on the topic of “Adopting the Silicon Valley Mindset”. Following the event, Ressi will host an exclusive Startup Pitch Bootcamp.
Recently, the FI team, along with a handful of founders, directors, and mentors, made their way down to Los Angeles to tour SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) - a privately owned space launch company led by Elon Musk (CEO, Tesla).
On the tour we learned a ton about space travel and exploration, got to see rockets and spacecrafts being built right before our eyes, and even heard a few insights on entrepreneurship from Elon himself.
With the CrowdPitch Competition, anyone who purchases a Founder/CEO or table ticket has an opportunity to pitch on stage in front of hundreds of investors, founders, and press at the Founder Showcase event.
After more than 35 people submitted pitches and 1200 votes, the winner of the 12th Founder Showcase CrowdPitch Competiton is jobFig. Read more..
Are you a seed-stage startup looking for funding or exposure? Apply to the Founder Showcase Pitch Competition where previous presenters have raised over $45 million in funding to date. All companies less than 2 years old with less than $250k in funding are eligible to apply. Get your submissions in now - the deadline is Wednesday, October 10th at 11:59pm PST.
The 11th Founder Showcase is today, July 25th, in Mountain View, CA, and will feature Kevin Rose (Founder of Digg and Venture Partner at Google Ventures), Aaron Levie (Co-Founder & CEO of Box), and Hiten Shah (CEO of KISSmetrics) as speakers. We are expecting over 350 investors, founders, and press.
With the Founder Showcase CrowdPitch Competition, anyone who attends the event has an opportunity to pitch on stage in front of hundreds of investors, founders, and press at the 11th Founder Showcase on July 25th.
After more than 30 people submitted one-sentence pitches, the winner is Upout.com.
Right before the Founder Showcase on Wednesday we hosted a special luncheon with Windows 8. Over 50 guests attended this informative workshop, where Windows 8 experts reviewed how to design apps with Metro principles and the Windows personality, and the business opportunity Windows 8 represents for app developers.
Microsoft also gave away four Windows 8 Nokia Lumia phones to four lucky people!
The Founder Institute hosts several free Startup Bootcamp events in cities around the world, to help aspiring local entrepreneurs to improve both their startup ideas and pitch, and to meet co-founders (see the list of currently scheduled events here).
Last week we hosted a Startup Pitch Bootcamp event in Brussels, and FI Graduate Christoph Philemotte wrote a blog post sharing the biggest takeaways he had from the event. Read the article here.
There are three major trends we are seeing in the emerging technology boom: rapid scale, expedited startup M&A, and a global market. The Founder Showcase, hosted by the Founder Institute's Adeo Ressi, will bring together leaders to address each of these topics.
Here we give you a preview of what you'll see at the event, with videos from Keynote Speakers Kevin Hartz and Dan Shapiro, as well as a special video by Arcimoto.
The 9th Founder Showcase featured on-stage interviews with some of today's most respected startup investors and technology journalists; Evelyn Rusli of The New York Times interviewing Mark Suster of GRP Partners, Ina Fried of All Things Digital interviewing Mike Maples Jr. of FLOODGATE, and Alexia Tsotsis of TechCrunch interviewing Dave McClure of 500 Startups.
The 10th Founder Showcase is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24th in San Francisco.
At last week's 9th Founder Showcase, we celebrated the best investors of 2011 with TheFunded.com's Entrepreneur Investor Awards.
Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz, George Zachary of Charles River Ventures, Philippe Herbert of Banexi Venture Partners, Yuri Milner of Mail.ru Group, and Dave McClure of 500 Startups all received awards.
Last Thursday, over 300 people gathered in Silicon Valley for the 9th Founder Showcase, hosted by TheFunded.com and the Founder Institute. At the event, 8 companies competed on stage in a free pitch competition, and taking the Grand Prize was Michael Mayernick and Spinnakr - a service for displaying targeted messaging on your website based on the specific audience segments. Click here to see the video of their pitch.
The 9th Founder Showcase is scheduled for January 19th in Mountain View, CA, and for the first time will feature TheFunded.com’s Entrepreneur Investor Awards, where we will celebrate the best investors of 2011.
So, without further ado, here are the finalists for the 2011 TheFunded.com Entrepreneur Investor Awards...
The Founder Showcase, hosted by the Founder Institute's Adeo Ressi, is Silicon Valley's Premier Seed-Stage Startup Event.
The 9th Founder Showcase is now scheduled for January 19th at Microsoft's Mountain View Campus, and for the first time will feature TheFunded.com’s Entrepreneur Investor Awards, where we will celebrate the best investors of 2011. All in all, this will be our most exclusive event yet - with just 175 tickets available to the general public.
It's "application season" as we call it here at the Founder Institute, and we're gearing up for great Autumn and Winter Semesters in over 10 cities. If you're interested in the Founder Institute - or if you just want to improve your idea or pitch - join us for one of the events we're hosting in Paris, Brussels, Washington D.C., San Diego, Chicago or London.
Not only are these events completely free, but you'll even get $50 in Elance credit just for attending!