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Posted by Jonathan Greechan 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 Jonathan Greechan 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 Jonathan Greechan 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 Jonathan Greechan 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 Jonathan Greechan 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 Jonathan Greechan 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 Jonathan Greechan 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 Jonathan Greechan 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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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-03-01

There is No Room for Haphazard Startups, by Joel Espelien

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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”.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-02-15

How to be an Effective Startup Leader, by @StephenMeadeLA

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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.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-02-01

Nobody is Going to Steal Your Stupid Startup Idea, by Adeo Ressi

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.

Stay a head of the game - attend a free Startup Workshop and start building your dream company today.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-01-28

Video: Check Out @TWistartups News Roundtable With Adeo Ressi

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.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-01-18

A Brand is an Emotional Attachment, by Joe Bezdek

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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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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-01-11

Establishing Your Fiscal Culture, by Malcolm Lotzof

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In this talk from the Chicago Founder Institute, Malcolm Lotzof explains the various types of revenue models for early-stage companies.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-01-05

Inside FI Course: Where to Start When You’re Starting Up

Is starting a company on your list of New Year's Resolutions?

Take the first step to launching a company in 2013 with our new, private e-course titled “Where to Start When You’re Starting Up”. You'll learn to pursue ideas that align with your passions, to evaluate your business ideas, and to determine your next steps to become an entrepreneur. 

Get the exclusive access code after the jump..

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-12-21

Conceptualizing Your Revenue Model, by Ted Greene

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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”

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-12-14

Video: Leena Rao Interviews David Sacks at the 12th #FounderShowcase

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.

To hear more from influencers like David, join us for the 13th Founder Showcase on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013. Reduced price tickets are available for a limited time.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-12-07

Identifying Your Entrepreneurial Super Power, Marcos Polanco

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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.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-11-30

Sell First, Market Later, by Gary Gaessler

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In this talk from the Denver Founder Institute, Gary Gaessler explains why he believes nothing happens until sales are made, and why founders should consider putting marketing on the back burner until revenue begins rolling in.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-11-23

Best Practices for Startup Hiring and Firing, by Ziv Gillat

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In this talk from the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, Ziv Gillat gives founders an overview on the best practices for startup hiring and firing.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-11-05

The Basic Tenets of Fundraising, by David Sacks

In this exclusive talk from the San Francisco Founder Institute, Founder Showcase Keynote Speaker David Sacks, Founder and CEO of Yammer, covers the basics of fundraising and offers founders tips on how to engage investors.

As one of today's most accomplished entrepreneurs, David believes that securing money isn’t your biggest problem – it is finding a great idea.  

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-11-02

Surviving the Fundraising Process, by Justin Moore

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In this special edition of Inside FI, we bring you a segment from one of our favorite mentors and 12th Founder Showcase keynote, Justin Moore who gives founders tips on surviving the fundraising process.  

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-10-28

11th #FounderShowcase Video: Liz Gannes Interviews Hiten Shah on Utilizing Metrics for Business Development

With the 12th Founder Showcase barely a week away, we look back at previous events and highlight stellar moments in Showcase history. 

In this video from the 11th Founder Showcase, keynote speaker Hiten Shah, CEO of KISSmetrics, sits down with All Things D Senior Editor Liz Gannes to talk about his passion for helping fellow entrepreneurs, and how to utilize metrics to best benefit your business. 

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-10-25

Best Practices for Pitching to Journalists and Media, by Robin Wauters

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In this talk from the Brussels Founder InstituteRobin Wauters advises founders on the best practices for pitching to journalists and media. The Brussels Founder Institute will be accepting applications until Sunday, October 28. 

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-10-19

11th Founder Showcase Keynote Aaron Levie on Vision, Values, and the Future of Enterprise

As the 12th Founder Showcase rapidly approaches, we look back on previous events and highlight stellar moments in Showcase history. This particular video features Aaron Levie, Founder and CEO of Box as he provides guests with an insightful look at the future of enterprise.

To hear more great insights on the future of Silicon Valley, innovations, and insights from the experts, register for the November 7th Founder Showcase today

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