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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For every founder, familiarity with your market is an absolute must. In this talk from the Los Angeles Founder Institute, DerrickOien explains why thorough research is so incredibly important and provides the best resources for getting started.
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.
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.
In this talk from the Seattle Founder Institute, Joel Espelien outlines his four basic tenants for determining business-worthy ideas. He begins by stating “you have to be the best in the world; there is no room for half-assed startups”.
In this talk from the the Los Angeles Founder Institute, Stephen Meade emphasizes the importance of effective leadership. He says a founder’s goal is to convince others to come on the journey with them, and to ultimately see adopt the vision as their own.
In this talk from the Denver Founder Institute, Adeo Ressi reminds founders that more often than not, your great startup idea might not actually be as prolific as originally anticipated. He says that instead of wasting months or years of your life on a dead-end project, it’s crucial to determine the value of an idea as early as possible.
This week, Founder Institute CEO, Adeo Ressi, was featured as a guest on This Week in Startups. Adeo sat down with Jason Calacanis (Host of This Week in Startups) and Rafe Needleman (Evernote) to discuss the latest news from Apple, Vine, Quora, and more.
A company’s brand can can either catapult them to success or put them on the fast track to failure. In this talk from Chicago Founder Institute mentor, Joe Bezdek, Joe advises founders on brand development.
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In this talk from the Chicago Founder Institute, Ted Greene explains how to establish your company’s revenue model. He advises founders to keep it simple and to remember that “ideas don’t mean anything until you build a financial model - thats when the rubber meets the road”
In this exclusive clip from the 12th Founder Showcase, David Sacks, Founder & CEO of Yammer, is interviewed by Leena Rao of TechCrunch. In their interview, David weighs in on fundraising, strategizing, and how he helped build two of Silicon Valley’s most notable companies.
Every great company begins with one simple thing: an entrepreneur’s vision for something bigger than themselves. In this talk from the Puerto Rico Founder Institute, Marcos Polanco inspires founders to build a company that exemplifies their best skills and embodies their passions and values.
The Founder Institute is the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 50 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,563 companies in 5 years. The company's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.