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Posted by Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims on 2013-10-11

How to Find the Best Co-Founder for Your Startup, by Joe Abraham

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In this talk from the 14th Founder Showcase, BOSI Global Founder, Joe Abraham, explains his unique approach to finding a co-founder. By utilizing the BOSI method, startups have a much greater chance of success. Read on to find out why.

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Posted by Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims on 2013-09-26

Ideas Mean Nothing If You Are Not The Right Person to Execute, by Ryan Bettencourt

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 Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims on 2013-06-07

How to Build a Long-Term Financial Model for Your Startup, by Jim Franklin

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In this talk from the Denver Founder Institute, Jim Franklin explains how to manage finances in all stages of your company.

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Posted by Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims 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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Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-05-03

How to establish a Get-Things-Done culture for your startup, by Jimmy Hendricks

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In this talk from the San Diego Founder Institute, Jimmy Hendricks explains the most effective ways to hire for your startup, and how to establish an “Get Things Done” culture.

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Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-04-25

10 Essential Steps to Starting Up, by Eran Savir

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In this talk from the Tel Aviv Founder Institute, Eran Savir outlines 10 basic steps to starting up. Beginning with how to find a good idea, Eran advises on market size, industry expertise, and more.

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Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-04-19

Aim High, Disrupt, and Differentiate, by Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz

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In this talk by Tel Aviv Founder Institute mentor, Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz, Schulz gives founders guidance on how to enter the startup market, and stresses the importance of assessing potential revenue early on. 

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Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-04-10

Using AngelList to Raise Money? Then Don’t Miss These Insider Tips by Ash Fontana

At the 13th Founder Showcase, which took place on March 27th of this year, the focus of the evening was on the ‘Future of Funding’ and early-stage startups. Ash Fontana, Head of Fundraising Products at AngelList, kicked off the event with a talk every founder needs to hear: Tips on Fundraising via AngelList.

Read on to check out Ash's talk and learn what you need to know about AngelList.

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Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-04-05

Think About Millions of Markets, NOT Markets of Millions, by Andrew Lee

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Establishing a strategy should always be your first step when starting anything, even the most basic of research. In this talk from the New York Founder Institute, Andrew Lee says skip this step, and you’ll risk making a false start.

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Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-03-22

Why Buffing Up on Your History Can Save Money and Boost Your Credibility, by Derrick Oien

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For every founder, familiarity with your market is an absolute must. In this talk from the Los Angeles Founder Institute, Derrick Oien explains why thorough research is so incredibly important and provides the best resources for getting started.

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Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-03-15

Why Company Culture Should be Your Number One Priority, by Charlie Kim

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In this talk from the New York Founder Institute, Charlie Kim shares his wealth of knowledge with new founders, on the basics of starting up and what it takes to build a meaningful and enduring technology company.

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Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-03-08

10 Startup Secrets, by @JaySamit

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To mark the graduation of our most recent class of Los Angeles founders, Jay Samit addressed the class with a speech outlining his 10 best Startup Secrets.

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Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-03-02

Highlights from Adeo Ressi’s Startup Ideation Bootcamp in Warsaw, Poland

During his recent trip to Poland, Adeo Ressi hosted an exclusive Startup Ideation Bootcamp - a free startup event from the Founder Institute aimed at helping entrepreneurs develop a winning startup idea. The event drew in potential entrepreneurs from all over Poland, leaving standing room only, as Adeo delivered an inspiring talk on the fundamentals of startup ideation.

Read on to see Adeo in action at the February 15th Bootcamp in Warsaw.

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