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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-01-22

Six Reasons Why Washington, D.C. Is A New Hub For Female Entrepreneurs

A lack of gender and ethnic diversity is a pervasive issue in the world of entrepreneurship. However, more and more efforts are being made to ensure that businesses are more inclusive and diverse, and that those that are typically left out of entrepreneurship are given the same opportunities as everyone else to launch ventures o... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-01-21

The Founder Institute Invites Top Entrepreneurs From Around The Globe To Silicon Valley

As the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, The Founder Institute has graduated over 1,310 companies across 85 cities since 2009. As part of our efforts to accelerate exceptional founders to the next step in their development, we've constructed the first-ever Founder Institute “Founder La... (more available)

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Posted by Ezra Oyarce on 2015-01-21

Startup Misconceptions: Pursue Your Passion and the Money Will Follow

Entrepreneurship is hard. REALLY hard. But with countless tales of how entrepreneurs made it big with almost nothing, it’s easy for a budding founder to jump into the startup world full of unbridled enthusiasm. Luckily, Startup Misconceptions is here to clear up the myths, delusions, and fancies surrounding entrepreneursh... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-01-20

How This Consultant Turned His Idea Into a Startup

Ryan King has never liked working for people. As he says it, he is “psychologically inept at working for other people.” A native of Melbourne, Australia, King started his own graphic design business after graduating from high school. Having studied and worked for several architecture projects, King joined the Melbour... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-01-16

5 Tips To Transition From Employee to Entrepreneur

The Founder Institute has graduated over 1,310 companies across 85 cities since 2009.   As part of our efforts to accelerate exceptional Graduates to the next step in their development, we recently introduced the first-ever Founder Institute "Master Graduate EIR Program" that gathered top Graduates from across the globe to... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-01-16

Why You Should Quit Your Job to Focus on Your Startup

From beginning to finish, launching a startup is a complex and laborious endeavor. Everyday is an adventure, and problems will arise quickly. Whether you’re an aspiring app designer or seasoned engineering extraordinaire, you will have numerous questions along the journey of entrepreneurship that “Google” will ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-01-15

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

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 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 Joe Garza on 2015-01-14

How Benjamin Young of Nexercise Went From Employee to Entrepreneur

Making the leap from employee to entrepreneur is no easy task. Just ask Benjamin Young, the founder and CEO of Nexercise, a mobile app that uses friendly competition and real rewards to motivate busy people to lose weight and stay in shape. Benjamin and Nexercise are also Graduates of the Washington, D.C. Founder Institute. RSV... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-01-14

Founder Institute Partner Lifograph Hosts a Special Event with Gary Swart of Polaris Partners

The Silicon Valley Founder Institute is a proud partner of Lifograph, which is building the "Who's Who" of Silicon Valley and technology. With Lifograph, you can discover the timeline and connections of venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and other people in tech. This engagement features a talk fro... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-01-14

Why Profits Are Not Enough: Mitch Kapor Asks Startups to Strive for Impact

Sure, “traction”, ARPU, and profits are important for a startup to succeed, but do too many startups overlook the potential for generating a positive social impact, as well? Mitch Kapor, the Founder of the Lotus Development Corporation and designer of Lotus 1-2-3, certainly thinks so. A pioneer in personal computing... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-01-13

If You Wouldn’t do Your Job for Free, then Quit - by Dave Fuhriman

Founder Feedback gives you insights from the startup trenches. Countless professionals take jobs primarily because they pay well, provide extensive benefits packages, or offer other perks. However, too many of these professionals realize too late that working should be about more than obtaining holiday bonuses, health insurance... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-01-11

15 Signs You're Ready To Quit Your Job To Become an Entrepreneur

From beginning to finish, launching a startup is a complex and laborious endeavor. Everyday is an adventure, and problems will arise quickly. Whether you’re an aspiring app designer or seasoned engineering extraordinaire, you will have numerous questions along the journey of entrepreneurship that “Google” will ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-01-09

Two Silicon Valley Leaders Join Forces to Launch and Fund Technology Companies in Bangladesh

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, and Fenox Venture Capital, a global venture capital firm, have partnered to fund the next generation of aspiring entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, transforming new ideas into funded startups. The two Silicon Valley-based o... (more available)

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Posted by Elisha Tan on 2015-01-09

Founder Institute Graduate and Mentor listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30

Earlier this week, two members of the Founder Institute network were featured on two of Forbes' 30 Under 30 lists. Read on to learn about these rising entrepreneurial stars.   Jilliene Helman, a Founder Institute Graduate and CEO of Realty Mogul, was recently featured on Forbes' list of 30 under 30 in Enter... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-01-07

How to Handle a Failed Crowdfunding Campaign

Every entrepreneur knows that crowdfunding can be an effective financing campaign for a startup company. However, many crowdfunding campaigns are not lucrative, and many entrepreneurs don't know what to do when a crowdfunding campaign falls short of funding goals. As Rob Wu states, "It’s a tough pill to... (more available)

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Posted by Elisha Tan on 2015-01-07

Appota featured on e27, Peerby featured on NPR, and more Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,563 new technology companies across 92 cities, 50 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 15,000+ new jobs.  In the past few weeks, Appota's founder, D... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-01-06

Webinar: "When to Quit Your Job for Your Startup", Featuring Nexercise, Spikes Security, and TapGenes

Many entrepreneurs spend long nights developing their startups, while still working during the day full-time. It may take months or even years to build up the courage to leave a comfy salary to focus on your business venture, but it must be done eventually if you want to succeed. If you’re ready to ditch your day job... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-01-06

The Founder Institute Continues Contributing to the Asian Startup Scene

The Founder Institute is proud to return to Jakarta, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Tokyo this spring to help local founders build meaningful and enduring tech companies. Since first arriving in 2012, the Founder Institute has helped launch more than 60 companies in Asia's constantly expanding... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2015-01-06

How These 3 Companies Grew 1000% in Days

“Growth Hacking” is a hot term these days, because growth is something that all startups need. However, despite the allure of this term, there is no magic “hack” that can universally drive growth, because each company is unique. In practice, growth hacking is simply the process of religiously integrating ... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-12-30

The Top 10 Most Valuable Founder Videos of 2014

You’re an entrepreneur and you’re busy, we get it! That’s why we compiled the shortest and most valuable Founder Institute sessions, interviews, and speeches of 2014. As you sift through the hectic holiday season, you may not find time to delve into lengthy articles and long-winded blog posts. Whether you&rsqu... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-12-29

15 Quotes That Will Help You Position Your Business for 2015

“The future is already here—it is just unevenly distributed.” - William Gibson Amid the holiday bustle, the New Year offers a fresh breathe of air for business owners looking to revamp strategies and focus efforts. As the market evolves and customer needs widen, it is imperative for leaders to guide their team... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2014-12-25

The 10 Best Posts of 2014

As 2014 is coming to an end, entrepreneurs everywhere are preparing to enter 2015 with a plan to reach new heights. Whether that means starting a new business, or continuing to improve an existing one, creating a solid roadmap will help you achieve your goals faster and more effectively. We’ve compiled a list of our best,... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-12-19

Why Twitter, Instagram, Lyft, and Mint.com Should Have Failed

Think you have a startup idea that won't go anywhere? Think again. Many of today’s most successful companies started off with a simple, goofy, or ridiculous idea that should have failed. After all, the perception of what is a brilliant conceit and what is a stinker can change over time, and often does. Here’s what M... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-12-18

Crowdfunding is About More Than Money

True, successful crowdfunding campaigns can be a potentially prosperous means of raising funds for a startup. However, too many people get too caught up in the monetary rewards, that they overlook the other benefits of launching a crowdfunding campaign for their product or service. Read on to learn the other ways that a crowdfu... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-12-18

The Truth About Co-Founders

From beginning to finish, launching a startup is a complex and laborious endeavor. Everyday is an adventure, and problems will arise quickly.   How will you find solutions? By sourcing quick tips from founders who’re facing the same challenges as you. To offer assistance along your journey, the Founder Institute has ... (more available)

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