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Ravix Group provides seasoned consulting expertise to outsource the finance, accounting and human resources functions for early-stage and middle market companies.

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FounderDating is a network of talented entrepreneurs helping one another start and grow companies. All too often you know people with similar backgrounds and skills sets to your own. With FounderDating you find world-class people with complimentary skill-sets, expert areas and knowledge.

Vet-Tech
Vet-Tech is the nation's leading startup accelerator for military veterans. With a national network of over 60 veteran led startups in its portfolio, Vet-Tech provides veteran entrepreneurs with expert mentorship, access to funding and helps establish corporate partnerships,

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Posted by Jensen Hsiao on 2015-07-01

The Importance of New Perspectives for Innovation - Insights from Jason Calacanis

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. For more videos on the "Startup Movers, Builders, & Shakers" series visit our FITV YouTube Channel. Recently, we w... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-05-14

How To Build A 100 Year Startup, According To Phil Libin

The Founder Institute’s “Startup Tips and Tricks” series gives you exclusive video clips from our worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more business hacks, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this installment of Tips and Tricks from the Founder Showcase, CEO of Everno... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-05-08

Make Your Entrepreneurial Journey Sufficiently Epic With Advice From Phil Libin

The Founder Institute’s “Startup Tips and Tricks” series gives you exclusive video clips from our worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more business hacks, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this installment of the Tips and Tricks from the Founder Showcase, CEO of Evernote Phi... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-05-06

How To Make Products That Are Globally Great, According To Phil Libin

The Founder Institute’s “Startup Tips and Tricks” series gives you exclusive video clips from our worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more business hacks, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this installment of Tips and Tricks from the Founder Showcase, CEO of Evernote Phil Li... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-05-01

The One and Only Reason to Start a Company, According to Evernote’s Phil Libin

The Founder Institute’s “Startup Tips and Tricks” series gives you exclusive video clips from our worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more business hacks, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this installment of Tips and Tricks, CEO of Evernote Phil Libin, breaks down the right... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-04-29

Ask Yourself These Questions Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

The Founder Institute’s “Startup Tips and Tricks” series gives you exclusive startup video clips from our worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more business hacks, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this first installment of our Showcase-edition of Tips and Tricks, Evernote CEO&nbs... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-24

How to Master the Startup Pitch: Watch these Founder Showcase-Winning Pitch Videos

The Founder Showcase, an event hosted by the Founder Institute, has been helping seed-stage startups get exposure to Silicon Valley investors and press since 2009. In fact, previous contestants have gone on to raise over $355 million. While more than 900 startups have competed in the competition, just 130 have competed on stage... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-04-22

HubSpot’s 5 Inbound Marketing Tips For Startups

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. This event will feature startup marketing expert James Stone, Co-Director of HubSpot Jumpstart, an inbound marketing pr... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-14

How To Develop Your Startup Ecosystem

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. For more videos on the "Startup Movers, Builders, & Shakers," series visit our FITV YouTube Channel. In this webina... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-14

How To Be An All-Star Mentor In Your Startup Ecosystem

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. For more videos on the "Startup Movers, Builders, & Shakers," series visit our FITV YouTube Channel. In this webina... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-07

Lean Startup 101, as told by Eric Ries

The Lean Startup movement has arguably changed the global startup landscape over the last few years, providing a simple methodology for resource and time-constrained companies to quickly learn from their customers and create products that people want. At the forefront of this movement is Founder Institute Mentor Eric Ries. Eri... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-23

The #1 Reason Why Startups Fail, According to Adeo Ressi

There are plenty of issues that contribute to the failure of startups, such as bad employees, not enough funds to sustain operations, and no clear business direction. However, all these issues stem from a bigger problem, which is a lack of passion and determination to succeed. The Founder Institute CEO, Adeo Ressi explains the ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-03-06

Startup Branding Lessons from the Founder of Zipcar

As the Founder Institute continues its expansion in Europe, we look back at some of our best European sessions. In this video from the Paris Founder Institute, Robin Chase, Europe’s highest rated mentor, discusses the power of branding and describes a brand as “a reality created through association”. Robin says... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-10-13

How to Build a Long-Term Financial Model for Your Startup

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. In this talk from the Denver Founder Institute, Jim Franklin explains how to manage finances in all stages of your company. ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-10-05

Market Definition 101: How to Find your Startup’s REAL Addressable Market

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.  Although researching a market is one of the first steps to building a company, not understanding your product's actual... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-09-16

Ideas Mean Nothing if You Aren’t the Right Person to Execute

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. Launching a startup is one thing, but building a meaningful and enduring company is an entirely different story. In this tal... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-09-12

Startup Fundraising Tips from the Co-Founder of GrubHub

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.  Coming to the decision to pursue funding is no easy matter, but it’s a piece of cake compared to the ominous bea... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-08-27

How to Build a Strong Startup Team

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. Why do some startup fail and others succeed? Could it be the idea? Access to capital?  Perhaps the secret to startup su... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-07-13

How to Develop Your "Billion Dollar Idea"

From the Berlin Founder Institute's Startup Ideation Bootcamp we bring you “Fu** not Again: I Just had Another Billion Dollar Idea!” by Christoph Sollich, a freelance startup consultant in Berlin. In this entertaining talk, Christoph gives entrepreneurs tips on how to go about developing their next brilliant idea. 

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-07-11

Are You Too Infatuated With Your Startup Idea?

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. One of the biggest challenges for new entrepreneurs is trying not to fall in love with your idea. Being blinded by love, lea... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-07-04

How to Perform Startup Market Research on the Cheap

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.  While researching a market and a products viability is one of the first steps to building a company, entrepr... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-06-07

Gamifying Your Pitch to Raise Big Money, by Christoph Sollich

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. Play to win! (Or pitch to win in this case). In this entertaining talk, Christoph Sollich gamifies pitching to raise ca... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-03-04

Heiko Rauch: "Go Global or Die"

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

In this talk from the Berlin Founder Institute, Heiko Rauch shares the research process behind zanox, and how careful planning and a global mindset led his company to become Europe’s leading affiliate marketing network.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-02-08

If You’re Not Measuring, You’re Not Marketing, by Claire Robertson

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute.  In this week's edition of Inside FI, Claire Robertson (Director, Perth Founder Institute) breaks down the differences between "Marketing" and "Sales", as well as the steps necessary to succeed in both. According to Robert... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-01-31

Pick a Good Market, or Risk Becoming a Zombie Startup

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

In this talk, Russian Entrepreneur Kirill Makharinsky outlines the best practices for startup market research that he learned while launching three companies across three different countries. 

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