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Posted by Paula Taas about 9 hours ago

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 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

 

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-27

Better Weekdays receives $175K from State Gov., Zirtual listed as Top 25 Outsourcing Businesses, 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 receives $175K from State Government, Zirtual listed as ... (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

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 2015-05-05

Zirtual Reaches 400 Employees And Continues To Expand Its Network

Zirtual, the leader in providing U.S.-based virtual assistants to busy professionals, entrepreneurs, and small teams, now has over 400 employees working as Zirtual Assistants (ZAs), which was reported in a press release on PR Newswire titled, “Zirtual Reaches 400 Employees as the Company Blazes a Trail for Employee-Based C... (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 Joe Garza on 2015-04-29

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 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 2015-04-23

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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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-22

Popular Chinese Dating Site 2RedBeans Expands Into UK Market

Dating website 2RedBeans has appointed Ignite PR as its retained UK agency to expand exposure in the UK market. The California-based company, founded in 2010, is the leading dating site for Chinese Americans and Canadians, and is now looking to attract the European market. The report was originally delivered by David Prior in a ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-22

Spikes Security Wins Award From Leading Government IT Publication

Spikes Security, the isolation security company, announced that the company has been selected by 1105 Media, publishers of Security Products and Security-Today.com, as winner of a 2015 Govies Government Security Award in the Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions category. The report was originally delivered in a press rel... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-15

Spikes Security wins MVP Award, Realty Mogul launches new division, 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 MVP Award From Leading IT News Publisher, Realty Mo... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-14

Realty Mogul on a Roll, Launches New Commercial Lending Division

Realty Mogul, the online marketplace for real estate investing, is launching a commercial lending division expected to expand the company’s previous success in the commercial equity and residential lending sectors and steer the lending platform toward sources of larger loan amounts on commercial real estate properties. The... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-14

The Most Promising New York Founder Institute Startups of 2014

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, has helped create more than 80 new technology companies from its New York 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 the ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-14

Shaping The Future of Retail, brought to you by ReadyPulse

ReadyPulse, an enterprise software platform towards Inspirational Marketing for Aspirational Brands, is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Demandware XChange Conference. The conference brings together the extended Demandware community for a dynamic exchange of strategies, information and ideas for driving innovation and accelerating gr... (more available)

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