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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-08-21

Women’s Health App Kindara Raises $5.3M In Seed Funding Round

Kindara, a New York Founder Institute graduate, focused on women’s health recently raised $5.3 million in a seed funding round. This round was led by Boston Seed Capital, SOS Ventures, Good Works Ventures, PV Ventures, MENA Venture Investments and 62 Mile Ventures.  Since its launch in 2012, Kindara has hel... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-08-12

Cashtivity Makes Teaching Business in the Classroom Easy and Fun

Real world business skills are very important, but how can we teach them to students in an engaging and fun manner? Enter Cashtivity, a Sydney Founder Institute Graduate, a simple online tool for students to experience and learn business. Cashtivity provides an easy-to-use digital format of the business-design framewo... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-08-04

Here is an App That Will Make Parenting a Little Easier

Want something done? There’s an app for that. For parents who are juggling multiple responsibilities, apps that make parenting easier are a blessing. In this day and age, there are countless apps for various uses, but not all of them tout utility. Toronto Founder Institute Graduate, CubbySpot, on the other hand is focusing... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-07-31

This Online Platform Is Helping Entrepreneurs Get Funding

So you’ve got the idea, the plan, and the MVP, but you don’t have any funds? The reality is most startups won’t receive funding from outside of their network until much later in the game. In fact, the first tier of investing an entrepreneur is likely to receive will come from an inner circle which investors ref... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-07-15

Jilliene Helman’s Realty Mogul is On a Tear, Raises $35MM for Online Real Estate Investing

Yesterday, RealtyMogul.com, the incredibly fast-growing real estate investment marketplace, announced a massive $35 million Series B financing round led by Sorenson Capital.  The company and its CEO, Jilliene Helman, intend to use this new financing to hire more technologists and data scientists and strengthen its rob... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-07-14

Meet the Most Promising Silicon Valley Founder Institute 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 6 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 Paula Taas on 2015-07-07

Control Your Home From Across The World

Each year, The Founder Institute helps launch dozens of technology companies across the globe. Once founders graduate from our 4-month program, they quickly begin using techniques like crowdfunding campaigns to drum up interest and obtain funding. To help further their efforts, we’ve introduced the series, “Crowdfun... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-06-29

Meet the Most Promising Graduates from the Bogota Founder Institute

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, has helped create more than 15 new technology companies from its Bogota chapter in just five years. Since launching in 2011, the Bogota Founder Institute has contributed greatly to the local startup ecosystem while providing mentors... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-06-29

Change The World One Gift Card at a Time

Choosing to become an entrepreneur is usually fueled by the desire to be different. For many, the drive comes from the desire to create a meaningful life. Some want to create a life that differs from the norm, while some want to build a company that completely changes the norm. One such startup currently working to make a differ... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-06-26

Bankity Hits 40K Downloads, Better Weekdays Awarded $50K, and other 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, Bankity reached over 40K downloads, Better Weekdays received $50K from A... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-06-26

The Toronto Founder Institute’s Most Promising Graduates of 2015

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, has helped create more than 20 new technology companies from its Toronto chapter in just over a year. Since launching in 2014, the Toronto Founder Institute has contributed greatly to the local startup ecosystem while providing ment... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-06-18

Dhaka Startups Raise Money, ShapeTrace Labs Wins Competition, 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, two Dhaka startups receive seed funding from leading global venture capi... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-06-16

Two Startups In Dhaka Who Captured The Attention of a Global Venture Capital Firm

Two Founder Institute Dhaka graduates received seed investments from Fenox Venture Capital in a pitch session organized by Founder Institute Dhaka. Both SmartKompare and HandyMama, received $15,000 as a cash prize for their great pitches. The report was originally delivered by Ibrahim Mahbub in a Future Startup article titled &l... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-06-11

A New Wearable for Tech Savvy Urbanites

Each year, The Founder Institute helps launch dozens of technology companies across the globe. Once founders graduate from our 4-month program, they quickly begin using techniques like crowdfunding campaigns to drum up interest and obtain funding. To help further their efforts, we’ve introduced the series,&... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-06-03

Udemy Raises $65M, GoFar Raises $200K on Kickstarter, 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, Udemy Raises $65M Series D funding round, GoFar raises $200K in cro... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-06-02

The Storytelling Device Keeping Loved Ones Connected Anywhere In The World

Each year, The Founder Institute helps launch dozens of technology companies across the globe. Once founders graduate from our 4-month program, they quickly begin using techniques like crowdfunding campaigns to drum up interest and obtain funding. To help further their efforts, we’ve introduced the series, “Crowdfun... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-20

FI Grads Hit Funding Goals On Kickstarter, Mywedhelper Winner Of Entrepreneurship Program, 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, GoFar and MakerBloks achieve crowdfunding goals within two days on Kicks... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-18

MakerBloks Rethinking How Kids Learn Electronics Hits Crowdfunding Goal in Two Days

MakerBloks gained huge success on Kickstarter by reaching its $25,000 goal on the second day of its crowdfunding campaign. Their Kickstarter campaign launched on Tuesday morning, raising over $20,000 within 24-hours and reached its goal on Wednesday afternoon. The report was originally delivered by Jacob Serebrin in a Techvibes ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-18

GoFar Hits Goal on Kickstarter within 48 hrs to Make Every Car a "Smart Car"

Sydney-based GoFar, which released their Kickstarter campaign on Monday, was able to reach their funding goal within 48 hours. GoFar makes every car a "smart car", providing any driver with real-time feedback to help them reduce fuel consumption, cut emissions, improve safety on the road, and cut time in traffic.&... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-18

FI Grad Mywedhelper Selected Into MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship Program

Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson University, Canada’s largest business incubator for emerging tech startups launched MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship, a $60,000 program designed to fuel the success of six women-led startups through cash prizes and placement at DMZ. The program, supported by a generous donation from ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-13

Follow-on Investment in Nexercise Made By Militello Capital

Militello Capital, a greater Washington, DC private equity investment firm, announced its follow-on investment and participation as the largest investor in the most recent round of financing for Nexercise, a Baltimore-based and veteran-led customizable fitness app company. The report was originally delivered in a press release o... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-13

Nexercise Receives Follow-on Investment, MakerBloks Launches Four New Products, 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, Nexercise receives follow-on investment, MakerBloks launches four new ga... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-29

FI Grads Gain Exclusive Coverage With Top Media Distributors, 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, our graduates have been featured in a variety of top media distributors ... (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 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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