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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 launch companies that have created thousands of jobs across our chapters in the Geographic Eastern Portion of Europe (countries whose majority is east of Germany). Since its launch in 2009, FI has contributed greatly to the loc... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-27

Cashless Payment Startup Pouch to Pitch at Tech in Asia Singapore 2016

Trying to organize and attend events can become a real hassle when you consider how many elements go into each process. However, now that we're living in the era of wireless technology, things are starting to change how we manage organizing and even doing payments. Cashless payment startup Pouch is soon to pitch at Tech in Asia... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-25

TeaBook Uses Global Partners to Provide a Traditional Tea Experience

To keep calm, most people live life in moderation. Jeffrey McIntosh doesn't take life in moderation; he takes it to the extreme. His extreme, almost nutty personality, translates to his new company, Teabook. His life before starting Teabook was extreme, but in a negative way.  An Inspiration That Seeps McI... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-21

FI Grad Retailigence Acquired by ShopAdvisor, as Smart Shopping Gets Smarter

Earlier this week, Founder Institute Silicon Valley graduate Retailigence was acquired by ShopAdvisor, the leader in retail proximity marketing, analytics and mobile shopping, for an undisclosed sum.  Retailigence, a hyperlocal marketing platform that drives qualified foot traffic into retail stores by matching them with co... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-20

Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Service TravelerCar Raises $5.6 Million in Funding

Since the beginning of last year, TravelerCar has been partnering with MAIF to acquire a custom insurance solution that works with the unique needs of this business. Now, MAIF and other funding partners have contributed $5.6 million in funding to help take TravelerCar further, as reported by Robin Wauters in the VentureBeat arti... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-17

Are these Startups the Future of SE Asia? Check out the top FI Graduates from the Region.

The Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has helped more than 250 new technology companies launch in its chapters in Southeast Asia. Since its launch in 2009, FI has contributed greatly to the local startup ecosystem while providing mentorship from some of the top entrepr... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-11

Kindara Uses Data to Change the World of Women’s Reproductive Health

Kindara, a Graduate of the New York Founder Institute, was recently covered by Moira Weigel in the Guardian article, "‘Fitbit for your period’: the rise of fertility tracking". This fertility thermometer and connected app was first developed by William Sacks and Katherine Bicknell in 201... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-03-31

Spotery Selected to the Parallel18 International Accelerator, Proves Puerto Rico is a Growing Startup Hub

Do you need to find a large space for a meeting, gathering or sporting event? You're not alone. But for people without a background in event planning, finding and booking the right venue to host a big event can be daunting. That's the problem that Puerto Rico-based Spotery aims to solve. This startup wants to make it ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2016-03-24

FI Graduates in SoCal are Building Some of the Country’s Fastest Growing Startups

The Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has helped more than 150 new technology companies launch across our Southern California Chapters across Los Angeles, San Diego, and Los Angeles since 2009. During this time, our programs have contributed greatly to the various startup ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-03-16

Easy Aerial’s New Drone Featured on Science Channel’s All American Makers

New York Founder Institute Graduate Easy Aerial’s new drone, the Easy Drone XL Pro, was featured on the Science Channel’s “All-American Makers” recently, and passed their acid test with flying colors. Touted as able to carry three pounds in flight by maker Ivan Stamatovski, it actually... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-03-07

Marketing Platform Beeketing Graduates from 500 Startups, Featured on TechCrunch

Marketing platform Beeketing graduated from 500 Startups, the latter of which annually combines a diverse list of the best startups in the world. Because 500 also invest in companies, it's become a place that many startups turn to for a chance to enter their accelerator. This year, they proved how international startups are now,... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-03-02

Daycare Finder CubbySpot Expands to Major Canadian Cities

Faced with the challenge of finding his infant daughter a spot in one of Toronto's highly in-demand daycare facilities, Regnard Raquedan got a bright idea. Why not create an app that matches up daycare-seeking parents and care providers with openings? "We talked to our friends, we ran some surveys of maybe 100 parents... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-03-01

FI Grad Hykso Joins Y Combinator, as their Punch Analysis Technology Attracts More Pro Athlete Users

After graduating from Founder Institute's Montreal chapter, Khalil Zahar founded Hykso and developed advanced wrist-detection technology, designed to provide depthful analysis of punches. This analysis enables athletes to optimize their training regiments and perfect their technique. Since then, Hysko has attracted a great... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-02-24

TapGenes Takes First Place Prize at RootsTech Innovator Showdown

TapGenes took First Place prize at this year's RootsTech Innovator Showdown, the latter of which is now in its second year. As an annual event to showcase innovation in family history apps, this contest has become bigger than ever in finding new talent. The TapGenes win is particularly notable because it takes app technology to ... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-02-22

FI Grad Sworkit Lands Biggest Ever Tech Investment on "Shark Tank"

Since graduating from the Founder Institute's Washington DC chapter, Nexercise has attracted attention from both customers and investors due to their Sworkit app. The trailblazing mobile fitness app, which creates a personalized workout playlist with helpful exercises that require no equipment, has captivated the interest of 14 ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-02-18

Meet the Most Promising New York Founder Institute Graduates in 2015

The Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has helped more than 100 new technology companies launch in our New York City 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... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-02-17

Two Founder Institute Graduates Listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30

The Founder Institute is proud to recognize the efforts of two Graduates - Gagan Biyani, the founder of Udemy and co-founder of Sprig, and Eric Duffy, the founder of Pathgather - who have been listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 for 2016. These exceptional entrepreneurs have made considerable progress in building their companies, t... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2016-02-15

Meet the Fastest Growing Australian Startups in 2015 from the Founder Institute

The Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has operated numerous chapters across Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne since 2010. Since we first launched on the continent, the Founder Institute has contributed greatly to startup ecosystem by helping to launch dozens of impactful ne... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-02-15

tForm Seeks to Start a Manufacturing Hub in South Carolina Without Any Outside Capital

Being a disruptor in a long stagnant industry has become the new goal for most tech entrepreneurs these days. Everyone wants to be the next Uber, Airbnb or SpaceX, but sadly most aren't. However, when it comes to Ben Moore, founder of custom packaging company tForm and a recent Graduate of the Greenvill... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-02-08

Vietnam FI Graduates Sweep the Samsung Vietnam Venture Cup, winning $30,000

Two Topica Founder Institute graduates aced the Go Live! Vietnam Venture Cup and won a total of $30,000 at the competition held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 22, 2015. Hoayeuthuong.com, a five-year-old flower delivery platform won $15,000 for the “growth startup category”; and Mimosatek, a startup t... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-01-28

MovieLaLa Adds GIF Maker to Their Suite of Tools to Help Movie Marketers

When MovieLaLa’s co-founders Sahin Boydas and Dana Loberg decided to utilize all their resources to create for their company’s use the best Graphics Interchange Format - or GIF - tool possible, they had no idea the far-reaching effects it would have. In fact, the film-networking-and-marketing firm, which serves both ... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-01-20

Dreaming Big: Profile on Purva Gupta, Founder of Lily

Purva Gupta, Founder of Lily, graduated as the highest rated founder in the Silicon Valley Program of Founder Institute. Purva's record with the Founder Institute is just the most recent event in an impressive series of accomplishments. In 2009, she graduated from Shri Ram College of Commerce, the top commerce school in India w... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-01-14

Better Weekdays: Connecting Job Seekers with Employment

Over the past several years as the entry level white collar job market has become more and more competitive, job placement has become increasingly more difficult. Unfortunately, new graduate job placement has become a crucial issue in recent years. In the last few years since the great recession over half of graduates were unabl... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-12-18

Spotery Highlighted As Top New Startup in Puerto Rico’s Booming Startup Ecosystem

Spotery, a Puerto Rico Founder Institute graduate, was recently profiled as Puerto Rico’s most exciting early-stage technology startup, in an article on Inc titled “An Inside Look at the Biggest Startup Hub You’ve Never Heard Of”. Spotery is a startup that aims to change the way people connect with space... (more available)

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Posted by Sergio Escobar on 2015-12-09

Logrr, Makerbloks and Heddoko at CES 2016 in Las Vegas

Since launching in Montreal earlier in 2014, the Founder Institute has helped launch over twenty companies in the region, including some of Canada's fast-rising startups like Heddoko, Hykso, Logrr, MakerBloks, Unito, Crema and more. Earlier next year, three promising and innovative companies coming fro... (more available)

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