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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 Joe Garza on 2016-01-22

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 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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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-11-25

Run Marco! is an Adventure Game by AllCanCode that Helps Kids Learn to Code

AllCanCode’s game “Run Marco!” is one of the products Code.org is recommending for the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. It is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody c... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-11-05

Meet Airvinci, the Startup Creating Backpack Helicopters for Personal Flight

Everyone, at some point in their lives, has probably wished they could fly (and not in the “fly in an airplane” sense of the word). Airvinci, a new aviation startup and a Toronto Founder Institute graduate, is aiming to change the future of personal flight by creating backpack helicopters that are a combination of pe... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-10-23

Feetz Featured in Fast Company for their Customizable 3D-Printed Footwear

Feetz, a San Diego Founder Institute Graduate, just debuted in public their customizable, 3D-printed footwear at Startup Week in Chattanooga on October 14. They have also been featured in the November 2015 Issue of Fast Company Magazine about their story.  Feetz is a startup that makes footwear which is... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-10-16

RushTix, the “Netflix” for live events, announces new $8.99 a month plan

RushTix, the first-ever unlimited subscription service for local arts and culture, today announced the launch of its new Starter Pass, priced at just $8.99 per month. The company provides members complimentary tickets to theater, concerts, comedy and a wide variety of live events for a flat monthly fee.   The St... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-10-09

Online Ticket Marketplace Bandwagon Gets Lead Angel and $25k Commitment

Bandwagon, a Greenville Founder Institute member, has recently secured a lead angel and a commitment of $25,000. Their investor is Jason Premo, who is founder of Premo Ventures and investment group Swamp Rabbit Angels, as well as the Director of the Greenville Founder Institute.  “Everything you look for i... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-10-02

Check Out The Drone That Can Fly For 45 Minutes and Lift A Pro camera

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 int... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-09-30

ProSehat, a Health Tech Startup, wins Seedstars Jakarta 2015

ProSehat, a Jarkata Founder Institute Graduate, has recently won the Seedstars Jakarta competition and will be representing Indonesia at the Seedstars World Global Final in Geneva in March 2015.  The competition took place over three days from September 11-13th, and was organized by Seedstars World, an organization tha... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-09-28

ContractIQ Launches Subscription Model to Connect Businesses with App Developers

ContractIQ, a Chennai Founder Institute Graduate, is a startup that helps people and businesses hire agencies and developers for building their project.  Founded by Ashwin Ramasamy, ContractIQ has evolved to become a marketplace for app development and has gathered some powerful insights over the last few years ab... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-09-26

Hospitality Startup Tourism4me Raises €15,000 for Managing Vacation Apartments

Tourism4me, a Zagreb Founder Institute Graduate, has recently been accepted into French Accelerator 33entrepreneurs where they will get a seed investment of 15,000 Euros with the chance of re-investment of up to 200,000 Euros at the end of the program.  Tourism4me provides a next generation cloud so... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-09-25

Vibease Building a Siri for Sex to Accompany Its Wearable Vibrator

Vibease, a Singapore Founder Institute Graduate, has garnered attention recently for its building of a “Siri for Sex”, as featured in a TechinAsia article. Vibease currently sells a wearable vibrator which works together with an app where users can download and listen to audio fantasies. Like an erotic ro... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-09-25

Indie Coffee Subscription Startup Taking Off in Montreal

Fika, a digital loyalty program designed for independent Coffee Shops, is seeing great growth in Montreal. First, they were elected as the best food startup in Montreal by 33entrepreneurs, a startup accelerator and global VC focusing on Tech StartUps disrupting the Wine & Spirits, Food and Travel industries.... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-09-22

Rising IoT Sector In Canada Showcases Interesting IoT Startups

The Internet of Things is a growing sector in Canada and the IoT613 conference is leading the way, which is being hosted in Ottawa from 24th-25th of September. A unique collaboration between the user experience (UX) and design communities, this hands-on conference will explore how IoT shapes our daily lives, businesses, a... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-09-17

FI Grad Peerby Launches New Paid Delivery Service called "Peerby GO"

Peerby, an Amsterdam Founder Institute Graduate, has recently launched a new paid-for service in Amsterdam, Peerby GO. This allows people to earn money by lending out their household items to others. The aim is to offer people a serious alternative to buying an item that they will only use for a short amount of time.  Peer... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-09-14

Bitcoin Services Provider Paymium Raises 1 Million Euros in Funding

Paymium, a Bitcoin market place/payment services provider and Paris Founder Institute Graduate, recently raised 1 Million Euros in funding, according to CoinDesk. This funding was received from investors including Newfund, Kima Ventures, Galitt and a group of business angels. Founded in 2011 by Gonzague Grandval, Pierre No... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-08-31

Capture Every Moment of Childhood with this App

Each year, The Founder Institute helps launch hundreds 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 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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