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Better Weekdays Included In President Barack Obama’s TechHire Initiative

Chris Motley, CEO of Better Weekdays, understands the potential of investing in people who deliver great returns, he was recently featured in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article titled “Better Weekdays founder makes key connections in St. Louis” by David Nicklaus. As an individual who was born to a 13-year-old single m... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-26

GamingBattleGround Scores Big at Startup Competitions

GamingBattleGround, a Zagreb Founder Institute graduate, is a platform where amateur and casual video gamers can join or create their own tournaments with their own rules and set their own tournaments fees, while rewards are based on the amount of fees collected. The company was selected as top teams for the “Startup Saun... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-25

Realty Mogul interviewed on GlobeSt.com, TourSnapp featured in Sonntags Journal, and more

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, PlantID3 is finalist in the Canada Global Impact Competition, Realty Mog... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-25

Udemy increases global presence with new partnerships

Udemy, Bay Area Founder Institute Graduate, is the leading global marketplace for learning and online courses, announced a new partnership with Japanese education and publishing powerhouse Benesse, which was reported in a PR Newswire article titled “Udemy continues international expansion with Benesse partnership”. T... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-19

Zirtual expands and provides employment opportunities

Zirtual, Bay Area Founder Institute Graduate, is the leading online service that matches U.S-based virtual assistants with busy professionals has announced that it will be hiring more than a hundred full-time employees throughout the Pacific Coast, which was reported in a PR Newswire article titled “Zirtual, Leader in Virt... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-03-19

The Founder Institute’s Asia and the Middle East Chapters Most Promising Graduates

At the Founder Institute, we believe that great startups can be built anywhere around the world... According to the Founder Institute’s “Entrepreneur DNA” test, there are talented founders everywhere, and you don’t have to move to Silicon Valley to launch a startup. From evaluating over 20,000 aspiring s... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-18

Feetz acquires $1.25M in seed funding, Zirtual featured in Fortune Insider, Entrepreneurs pitch to Silicon Valley Investor, 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, Feetz acquires $1.25M in seed funding, Zirtual featured in Fortune Insid... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-17

New York FI Grad featured on Business Insider "30 Most Creative People In Advertising Under 30"

Aaron Duffy, FI Grad of the New York Founder Institute, was featured on Business Insider as the “30 Most Creative People In Advertising Under 30,” which was reported by Lara O’Reilly. Duffy is one of the most sought after and influential young creatives in the industry, having worked with companies including G... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-17

Honest Dollar wins big at South By Southwest Interactive Pitch Competition

Honest Dollar, an Austin-based startup founded by William Hurley and Henry Yoshida, just launched at SXSW Interactive and won the festival’s ReleaseIt startup pitch competition, which has been reported by Ryan Lawler in a TechCrunch article titled “With $3M In Funding, Honest Dollar Hopes To Make Retirement Plans Aff... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-13

FI Grad IndoTrading Raises $1.5M Series A, featured on TechInAsia

IndoTrading has secured $1.5 million in Series A round, which has been reported by Leighton Cosseboom in a TechInAsia article titled “IndoTrading grabs $1.5M series A funding to get more small businesses into ecommerce.” IndoTrading and its Founder Handy Chang is a Graduate of the Jakarta Founder Institute. IndoTr... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-13

FI Grad Feetz raises $1.25M in seed funding, featured on Wall Street Journal

Feetz has raised $1.25 Million in seed funding, which has been reported by Timothy Hay in a Wall Street Journal article titled “Digital Cobbler’ Feetz Walks Off With $1.3 Million for 3-D Printed Shoes”. Feetz and its Founder Lucy Beard is a Graduate of the San Diego Founder Institute. Feetz provides custom f... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-12

Better Weekdays lands a White House deal, Nexercise listed as Top Five Apps, 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, Better Weekdays lands a White House deal, Nexercise listed as Top Five i... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-09

Subject7 makes it to semifinals in InvestMaryland Challenge

Subject7, an FI Grad of the Washington DC Founder Institute, has been chosen to advance into the next round at the InvestMaryland Challenge event, which was reported by Emily Kimball Pope in a MDBIZ News article titled “InvestMaryland Challenge advances 46 companies”. Payam Fard, Co-Founder and CEO at Subject7, state... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-03-05

The Most Promising Silicon Valley Grads of 2014

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, has helped create more than 150 new technology companies from its Silicon Valley chapter in just over 5 years. Since its launch in 2009, FI has contributed greatly to the local startup ecosystem while providing mentorship from some of th... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-03

FI Grad WomyAds Obtains 57 Million Users on their Platform

WomyAds has obtained 57 million users on its platform, which was reported in a Portafolio.co article titled “Colombian Platform achieved 57 million users”. WomyAds and its Founders Ricardo Gonzalez Vargas and Carolina Cruz Hoyos are Graduates of the Bogotá Founder Institute. The company developed a web and ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-02

FI Grad RushTix Launches at the Launch Festival: A Subscription Worth Leaving the Couch For

Silicon Valley Founder Institute Graduate RushTix launched at the Launch Festival today, in front of thousands of people.   RushTix is the first unlimited subscription service for local arts and culture. For just $99 a month, subscribers get unlimited tickets and can choose from a list expertly curated event... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-02-27

FI Grad Getable raises $5 Million in Series A, featured on TechCrunch

Getable has raised $5 million in Series A round fund, which has been reported by Ryan Lawler in a TechCrunch article titled “Getable Gets $5 Million To Help Contractors Rent Construction Equipment From An iPad”. Getable and its Founder Tim Hyer is a Graduate of the Bay Area Founder Institute. Founded in 2010, Getab... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-02-27

FI Grad UnBuffer Wins Big at SMAC startup day 2015

UnBuffer, a 2014 Founder Institute graduate of Bangalore, India, participated and won the SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) startup day 2015 event. On February 19th, SMAC day 2015 took place in Bangalore, India. Respected industry leaders in social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies led engaging discussions with ... (more available)

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Posted by Ezra Oyarce on 2015-02-19

Feetz and Litesprite Selected as Finalists in the SXSW Accelerator Competition

On January 15th, the South by Southwest Interactive Festival announced its Accelerator Finalists, judges, and emcees. Feetz and Litesprite, two Founder Institute Graduates, were selected as SXSW Accelerator Finalists. The competition will showcase the most innovative technologies from around the world an... (more available)

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Posted by Ezra Oyarce on 2015-02-13

Founder Institute Graduate Myetutor.org a Semi Finalist in MITEF Greece Startup Competition

Recently, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Greece Startup Competition selected eLearning Industries (Myetutor.org) as one of its 25 semi-finalists. The competition gives companies with exciting product or services access to practical knowledge, mentorship, and resources to help take their v... (more available)

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Posted by Ezra Oyarce on 2015-02-12

FI Grad iCarsClub listed in top 10 best funded startups in Singapore on TechInAsia

This past week, iCarsClub was listed in an article on TechinAsia entitled “Here are the top 10 most well-funded internet companies in Singapore”. Singapore has one of the most supportive governments for startups in the world. Despite this, the author of the article, Daniel Tay, still lists iCarsClub as being one of t... (more available)

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Posted by Ezra Oyarce on 2015-02-11

Udemy Mentioned on the Huffington Post, Heddoko Featured on the Daily Mail, 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. In the past few weeks Udemy was listed among the top online education providers on the Huffi... (more available)

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Posted by Ezra Oyarce on 2015-02-06

Udemy Named One of the Best Online Education Providers by the Huffington Post

This past week, Udemy's unique service was highlighted by Jonathan Cooper in the article “Teach, Stream, Be Acquired: Why Online Education Investors Are Hot For Teacher” on the Huffington Post. Udemy and its Founders, Gagan Biyani and Eren Bali, are Graduates of the Silicon Valley Founder In... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-01-29

Peerby Featured on fd, eMeter Highlighted on The Hindu, and more Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,563 new technology companies across 92 cities, 50 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 15,000+ new jobs.  In the past few weeks, Peerby was featured... (more available)

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Posted by Ezra Oyarce on 2015-01-26

Heddoko to Compete in Wearable Technology World Cup

Heddoko, a Montreal-based startup that has won many awards, has raised $350,000 in funding. In addition, Heddoko will compete as finalists in Germany in the WT Wearable Technology World Cup in February of this year. They are one of 20 finalists, selected from 500 competitors. The founders of Heddoko are both Latin American, Alex... (more available)

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