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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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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-09

Leading IT News Publisher Recognizes FI Grad Spikes Security

The Computer Technology Review is a news portal that has been covering the best of IT, specializing in storage, cloud computing, virtualization, data protection, security and leading edge innovation since 1980. The Spikes Security Browser Isolation System was reviewed and selected by Computer Technology Review as a winner of an ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-08

Montreal FI Grad MakerBloks Wins Grand Prize at TechCrunch Pitch Competition

Over 900 people attended the Montreal TechCrunch Pitch-Off event, which was great exposure for any startup taking the stage. The participants were competing for a chance to attend TechCrunch Disrupt in New York from May 4th to 6th 2015. Out of the eight startups selected to compete, three were awarded a chance to head to New Yor... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-08

Toronto FI Grad Uplifter Wins 2nd Place At The Toronto TechCrunch's Pitchoff Meetup

At least 400 people came out for TechCrunch’s Meetup + Pitchoff in Toronto, which was hosted by TechCrunch writer Jordan Crook. Eight startups got the chance to pitch their companies in 60 seconds while five judges, which included local venture capitalists and TechCrunch writers, asked them questions to help them prove tha... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-08

Washington DC FI Grad Subject7 Selected As Finalist In InvestMaryland Challenge

The InvestMaryland Challenge hosted by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and Inc. Magazine is a national seed and early-stage business competition. The Challenge awards $400,000 in grants and a host of business services to companies in the life sciences and high tech industries. The competition origin... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-07

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

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 2015-04-06

MakerBloks & Uplifter Wins TechCrunch Pitchoffs, Subject7 Finalist In 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, MakerBloks wins TechCrunch Pitchoff Meetup in Montreal, Subject7 finalis... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-02

ReadyPulse Raises $5M in Series A Round, 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, Realty Mogul completes its first-ever crowdfunding project in New York r... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-01

Seattle FI Grad ReadyPulse Raises $5M for the Future of Marketing

ReadyPulse has received $5 million in Series A funding, which has been reported by Lauren Gould in a BusinessWire article titled “ReadyPulse Receives $5M in Series A Funding Delivering the Future of Inspirational Marketing.” ReadyPulse and its Founders Srinivas Penumaka and T Vinod Gupta are Graduates of the Fo... (more available)

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