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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-13

Startup Advice from Successful Business Leaders

The biggest names in the Denver startup scene have joined with the Founder Institute to help entrepreneurs and their companies soar towards success. After launching the Denver cohort in 2011, these experts in entrepreneurship have transformed into highly rated mentors, teaching over thirty Founder Institute graduates the fundame... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-12

How Exercise Can Help You Ease the Sunday Night Blues

Dreading the thought of returning to the office after a restful weekend? You’re not alone; in an international Monster.com poll, 78 percent of respondents reported experiencing the so-called "Sunday Night Blues,” with 47 percent saying they get it "really bad." To help combat this pervasive condition, we provide you... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-10-12

Leveraging Partners to Get Big Fast

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.  Determining who to partner with, and what to outsource, is often very difficult. They keys to effectively leveraging p... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-10-11

Pitch Adeo Ressi Your Business Ideas on These Free "Founder Hotseat" Webinars

Do you have an idea for a startup? Could you use feedback on your ideas from a leading Silicon Valley entrepreneur?  Then join us for an upcoming Founder Hotseat Webinar, with Adeo Ressi, the CEO of the Founder Institute. During this live and interactive online event, viewers can pitch their startups to Adeo, either throug... (more available)

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Posted by Elisha Tan on 2014-10-10

Do One Thing Well as a Startup. Identify Your "One Thing" Like This

Doing one thing well is hard. I like to think that you’ll need about 50 people, 5 million bucks and three years to do one thing well. If you have less than that, you will really have to be focused - you don’t have a lot of room for error.” - Jim Franklin, Former CEO of SendGrid and Startup Advisor Startups... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-10-09

Startup Fundraising Mistakes that You Need to Avoid Like the Plague

As the world’s largest early-stage startup accelerator, we’ve seen our fair share of rookie mistakes - particularly when it comes to pitching investors. Some call it an art, while others call it a science, but capturing the attention of those who fuel our ventures is never an easy task. It’s crucial for startup... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-08

The Basic Components of Your Startup Financial Model

Creating a Financial Model forces an entrepreneur to plan very specifically how their business will work, how users and customers find and use their products, and how those processes create revenues and costs. As tempting as it might be to outsource this project, it is important to create your own model in order to organize you... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-08

Kindara featured on MobiHealthNews, Realty Mogul featured on Crowdfund Insider, and More Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs.  Over the past week, Kindara was featu... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2014-10-07

4 Ways You’re Procrastinating and Don’t Know It

If you are a professional, chances are you would like to advance your career. In doing so, it is known that procrastination can be a huge inhibitor in your progress. As we all work to keep the urge to defer the completion of tasks in check, the question arises “What if I am procrastinating and don’t know it?” H... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-05

Sunday Night Blues: Why You Should Challenge Yourself

Dreading the thought of returning to the office after a restful weekend? You’re not alone; in an international Monster.com poll, 78 percent of respondents reported experiencing the so-called "Sunday Night Blues,” with 47 percent saying they get it "really bad." To help combat this pervasive condition, we provide you... (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 Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-03

Startup Lessons Learned at Google: Ask For Forgiveness, Not For Permission

Thomas Korte is a veritable expert in the world of startups and entrepreneurship. He is the Founder of AngelPad, a startup accelerator based in San Francisco and New York. Despite having only been around for a few years, AngelPad was named by MIT’s 2014 Accelerator Research as the #3 U.S. Accelerator, and was recogniz... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-02

What You Need to do Before Launching Your Startup

Making the transition from everyday employee to enterprising entrepreneur is often the most daunting aspect of launching a company. However, Employee to Entrepreneur is here to equip you with the guidance you need to make your transition a smooth one. Each installment focuses on a specific topic related to entrepreneu... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-10-02

Startup Require a Balance Between Talent and Passion

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 helps founders better define their business goals and values. J... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-01

FI Grad Darma Raises over $100,000 with Kickstarter Campaign

Darma recently raised $114,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, completely surpassing its $40,000 goal. The achievement was covered by Nick Lavars in a Gizmag article comically titled, “Darma smart cushion monitors posture through your butt.” Darma and its Founder Junhao Hu are Graduates of the Singapore Founder Inst... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-01

Great Startup Mentors Confirmed for the Washington DC Founder Institute

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs participate in weekly training and feedback sessions that are led by Founder Institute Mentors. Our Mentors provide the passion, experience, and support that helps our Founders launch meaningful and enduring companies. The Founder Institu... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-10-01

Ask Founder Institute Graduates Questions on Wednesday’s Online Graduate Q&A Panel

Have questions about what it’s like to go through the Founder Institute? Then join us for an upcoming Online Graduate Q&A Panel, where you can learn about the program from entrepreneurs who launched their companies through the Founder Institute program.  The next Online Graduate Q&A Panel is scheduled for Wed... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-09-30

Financial Tips For Avoiding Startup Failure

Too many budding entrepreneurs have endeavored to launch a successful startup only to meet failure, oftentimes before their project has even left the ground. With the nearly countless ways in which startups can acquire funding, it is also more important than ever that founders are aware of the financial fundamentals for their st... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-09-30

The Founder Institute’s Standard Advisor Agreement for Startups ("FAST")

As the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, the Founder Institute looks to help solve problems for entrepreneurs that threaten innovation. One significant problem that faces the Founder Institute's 1,310 Graduate companies and 3,346 Mentors is forming an advisor agreement. We h... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-09-29

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches Startup Program in Estonia

Over the last two months, the Founder Institute (the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program) has hosted a series of free startup events in Tallinn in order to gauge interest in a new Estonia Founder Institute Chapter. The reponse to this trial has been impressive, as our events have attracted over 150 ... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-09-29

9 Strategies For Launching a Consumer 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” ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-09-29

Founder Institute Expands in Spain, Officially Launches Entrepreneurship Program in Andalucia

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, is excited to announce today that it will officially launch a new program Andalucia, Spain!  Andalucia is the Founder Institute's third location in Spain, as existing chapters in Barcelona and Madrid have been operating since 2012.&... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-09-29

Founder Institute Launches in Orange County to Support Entrepreneurs in-between LA and SD

Over the last four years, the Founder Institute (the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program) has helped launch over 110 new companies in Southern California, across both our Los Angeles and San Diego Chapters. With great traction and results across Southern California, we recently began hosting a serie... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2014-09-28

Sunday Night Blues: Why you Should do Something Relaxing and Fun

Dreading the thought of returning to the office after a restful weekend? You’re not alone; in an international Monster.com poll, 78 percent of respondents reported experiencing the so-called "Sunday Night Blues,” with 47 percent saying they get it "really bad." To help combat this pervasive condition, we provide you... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-09-24

Realty Mogul featured on TechCrunch, 2RedBeans featured on VentureBeat, and More Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs.  Over the past week, Realty Mogul was ... (more available)

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