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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-12-20

Identifying the Key Drivers of Your Startup’s Financial Model, by Vince Scafaria

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Before you can move forward with a business idea, you need to have cash. More importantly, you need to manage that cash wisely. In this talk from the New York Founder Institute, Vince Scafaria explains the necessary components of a financial model, and offers tips for money management.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-12-18

Your Mom is NOT Giving You Honest Feedback

Good, honest feedback is one of the most valuable things a startup founder can come by, says Gabe Zichermann of Gamification Co. The last thing you need is more people saying, “that’s a great idea”.

Watch the video after the jump to learn more.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-12-12

How to Hook Your Audience With Your Startup Presentation, by Glen Hellman

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In this talk from Lima Founder Institute mentor, Glen Hellman, Glen explains how to deliver a memorable presentation. Whether it be pitching to investors or showing off your newest business plan, Glen says, “you have to be intentional when presenting. It's not just about going through the motions”.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-12-05

How to Instill Value into Your Worthless Startup Idea, by Gabe Zichermann

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In this talk by Gabe Zichermann (Director, New York Founder Institute) Zichermann shares critical advice for getting your startup off the ground. "If you’ve already started working on your idea” he says, “you’re ahead of 99 percent of people who want to start a company."

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-12-05

The Pursuit of True Wealth: How One Female Entrepreneur Balances Work and Motherhood

In this talk from the New York Founder Institute, Next Jump Co-Founder, Meghan Messenger, shares how she maintains a work-life balance while running a major e-commerce company.

Watch the video after the jump to hear the inspiring story of how this female entrepreneur lives as Mom and Executive in New York City, without compromising a thing.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-12-03

5 Tips to Getting Your Startup Funded, by Kabbage CEO, Rob Frohwein

Rob Frohwein is well aware of the challenges new business owners face, particularly when it comes to funding. His Atlanta-based company, Kabbage Inc., is tackling this problem head on, providing business owners access to working capital. In this interview with MSNBC, Rob offers suggestions to getting funding.

To hear more from Rob, join him this Winter where he will be mentoring for the Atlanta Founder Institute. Click here to learn more and apply today.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-11-28

How Viable is Your Startup Idea? by Benjamin Ranck

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Whether or not you’re a serial entrepreneur or on your first venture, every new business begins with the same thing: research. In this video, Bangkok Founder Institute director, Benjamin Ranck, outlines research tips that are sure to save founders time, money, and countless mistakes.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-11-22

How to Assemble an All-Star Team for Your Startup, by Kai Bolik

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In this talk from the Berlin Founder Institute, Kai Bolik shares his best practices for hiring and firing. He says that through constant peer to peer feedback and maintaining culture as a top priority, you will find yourself with an all-star team.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-11-15

Is VC Money Right for Your Startup? by Dan Shapiro

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In this talk from the Seattle Founder Institute, serial entrepreneur, Dan Shapiro, shares insights from his experience fundraising. While many founders dream of big checks from a brand name VC firm, Dan says “you really have to think hard about whether or not VC money is right for you."

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-11-08

Ideas are Really Simple - It’s the Execution That’s Hard, by Matt Mandell

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Serial entrepreneur, Matt Mandell, knows a thing or two about launching successful startups. Throughout his career, he has learned by doing, and can boil down entrepreneurial success to a few simple things; decide early on what your goals are, and forget the idea, because it’s all about execution.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-11-07

The Beginner’s Guide to Starting Up in DC

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Thinking of starting up in Washington DC but don't know where to begin? Check out our crash course in entrepreneurship, featuring talks by some of our best DC Founder Institute mentors.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-11-06

The Anatomy of a Fundable Startup, by Naval Ravikant

As a Co-Founder of several companies, an angel investor in several more, and Co-Maintainer of two great resources for entrepreneurs -  AngelList and Venture Hacks - Naval Ravikant has a unique view of the startup and investing landscape. That's why we asked him to speak at our Founder Showcase event last week in San Francisco to almost 500 founders and investors, and he did not disappoint.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-10-25

Getting to Know Your Startup’s Customers and Competitors, by @tamccann

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 In this talk from Seattle Founder Institute, T.A. McCann highlights the importance of understanding both your customers and competitors in depth. He also stresses the value of knowing your influencers, being an expert in your space, and expanding your tribe by trading value for value.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-10-04

Momentous Marketing: How to Manage Your Startup’s Growth Projection, by Joanna Lord

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In this talk from the Seattle Founder Institute, marketing whiz, Joanna Lord, outlines her top 10 lessons for how to effectively market your startup.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-09-20

Using Metrics to Get Investors On Board, by Eric Broughton

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In this video from the Chicago Founder Institute, Eric Broughton explains the fundamentals of startup research and which metrics VCs expect to see in your pitch deck and your team.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-09-05

Build a Painkiller Product, not a Vitamin, by David Jones

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In this talk from the Sydney Founder Institute, David Jones (Co-Founder of StreetHawk) gives advice on searching for product market fit. He walks through case studies from previous companies, and explains the driving forces behind iteration, continuously validating the market, customer development, and customer acquisition.  

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-09-01

Before You Even Think About Starting Up in Sydney, Watch This:

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Chances are, if you’re in Sydney, you’ve noticed an increasing buzz around the local startup scene. Whether or not you’re a serial entrepreneur or simply have a faint curiosity of what it’s all about, we have compiled a short series of videos to help you learn more.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-08-17

Best Practices for Search Engine Marketing, by Bjorn Behrendt

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In this talk from the Sydney Founder Institute, Bjorn Behrendt shares his best practices for SEM with Google Adwords.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-08-10

Is Your Brand Killing Your Startup? by Sydney’s Top-Rated Mentor, Phil Morle

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In this talk from theSydney Founder Institute, Phil Morle explains how to find the right product-market fit, and how to determine the best time to implement branding.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-08-02

How to Build a One-of-a-Kind Product for Your Startup, by Pete Cooper

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In this talk from the Sydney Founder Institute, Pete Cooper encourages new founders to identify their passions and use their unique experiences build a one of a kind product.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-07-26

Are You Building Shoe Umbrellas? A Guide to Startup Research, by Tom Frazier

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In this talk from the Sydney Founder Institute, Tom Frazier explains the importance of doing thorough and thoughtful research before launching your product.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-07-12

Keith Rabois on the State of Silicon Valley Talent, and More, at the Founder Showcase (Video)

At the 13th Founder Showcase, newly minted VC Keith Rabois spoke on the current state of funding and his new role at Khosla Ventures. Interviewed by Eric Eldon of TechCrunch, Rabois proclaimed we are currently experiencing a talent crunch, resulting in a suboptimal number of good companies.

Is Keith correct? Read on to learn more...

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-05-29

Are entrepreneurs born or made? Adeo Ressi weighs in on This Week in Startups

Earlier this month, Adeo Ressi sat down with Jason Calacanis of This Week in Startups to discuss the Founder Institute's unique method of measuring entrepreneurial success, and how his four year old company has managed to become the world's largest early-stage startup accelerator.

Read on to watch Adeo's full This Week in Startups interview.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-05-24

Thought Leadership Marketing, by Rajesh Setty

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Most startups don't have much, if any, money to spend on marketing and growing their audience. However, as Rajesh Setty, Puerto Rico Founder Institute mentor, explains startups do have one asset that they can market for free - knowledge

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-05-10

Getting the Most Out of Your Investor Meetings, by Wim Vernaeve

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In this talk from the Medellin Founder Institute, Wim Vernaeve gives tips on how to get the most out of investor meetings, what to focus on during your presentation, equity allocation, and more.

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