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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-12-17

How Tech Startups Can Recruit And Keep Awesome Employees

Tech startups often do not have an experienced and efficient HR department, making it very important for startup founders to know how to hire and retain great employees. In this post, Chris Franks explains why employees may leave startups, and what startup founders can do so that their employees are motivated to stay. Chris Fra... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-12-17

Show, Don’t Tell Your Startup Pitch To Investors

In our previous webinar, How To Create A Great Elevator Pitch, Carter Laren and Adeo Ressi discussed the struggles that many founders face when pitching to investors, customers, employees and others. Founders must constantly compete for attention in the ocean of startups developing across the globe, and the only way to do that i... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-12-15

4 Mistakes First Time Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

Mistakes are often common amongst first-time entrepreneurs who have little experience on how to start a start-up. What are some things that startup founders should keep in mind? In this post, Hsu Ken Ooi shares the early mistakes he made when launching his first startup Eggsprout, and the lessons he learnt from them. Hsu Ken Oo... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-12-14

Don’t Make This Mistake, Make Sure Your Startup Actually Solves a Problem

The Founder Institute hosts startup webinars every month to help aspiring entrepreneurs learn from the experts in our global startup network. To get updates, subscribe to our newsletter. During our most recent webinar “How To Build A Product People Love with Phil Libin,” Phil Libin (Co-Founder of Evernote) ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-12-14

How Singapore Became A Startup Mecca For Entrepreneurs

Startup leaders are the driving force behind the entrepreneurial culture in every city. They develop new initiatives to inspire entrepreneurship and provide guidance to the exhilarating startup madness. Without startup leaders to organize structure with the various ecosystem components, entrepreneurship would not be able to thri... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-12-11

Vietnam Founder Institute is Featured for Helping Shape Vietnam’s Startup Scene

The Topica Founder Institute in Vietnam has recently been featured in e27 for helping to shape Vietnam’s startup scene. In the course of three years, 34 founders have graduated from the Topica Founder Institute. They have received a total funding of more than US$10 million. For the top eight startups, they have a combined... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-12-11

The Definitive Guide to Crafting an Effective Job Description

Entrepreneurs who are looking to hire people to join their startup may be unsure of how to write a job description that is clear and will attract employees. In this post, Jeff Hyman shares important tips on how to write a good job spec.  Jeff Hyman is the Founder of 5 companies, has raised $55 million from venture capital ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-12-10

Creating a Startup Pitch Deck? Start with this Easy-to-Use Template

If you are an entrepreneur, you are probably familiar with the 10-14 slides that comprise a typical investor pitch deck. But do you even know why you need a pitch deck in the first place? Or what you should include in your deck to increase your chances of getting funded? Malcolm Lewis - a serial entrepreneur (6 startups in 18 y... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-12-09

7 Key Ingredients for a Successful Startup

Starting a startup isn’t easy, and first-time entrepreneurs may feel like there is so much to do and be confused on where to start. In this post, Rajesh Setty shares the 7 key ingredients entrepreneurs need for a successful startup.  Rajesh Setty is a serial entrepreneur, author and speaker based in Silicon Valley. H... (more available)

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Posted by Sergio Escobar on 2015-12-09

Logrr, Makerbloks and Heddoko at CES 2016 in Las Vegas

Since launching in Montreal earlier in 2014, the Founder Institute has helped launch over twenty companies in the region, including some of Canada's fast-rising startups like Heddoko, Hykso, Logrr, MakerBloks, Unito, Crema and more. Earlier next year, three promising and innovative companies coming fro... (more available)

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Posted by Sergio Escobar on 2015-12-09

Montreal FI Director 'Sergio Escobar' Joins RJCCQ as VP Startup Communities in Quebec

The Federation of Young Chambers of Commerce in the Province of Quebec (RJCCQ), an organization that shares Founder Institute's mission of helping new entrepreneurs be successful, appointed Sergio Escobar from Founder Institute as Vice-President "Startup Communities" across the Province of Quebec. RJCCQ appoints strong prof... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-12-07

A Simple Template to Build Your Startup’s Brand Foundation

Establishing the foundation of your startup’s brand is an integral of part of a successful startup, but one that too many founders neglect. Not only does your startup’s brand foundation solidify what your company is and does, it defines nearly every aspect of the operational side of your company, from marketing to en... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-12-04

6 Tips Entrepreneurs Need to Know Before Outsourcing

Entrepreneurs who are bootstrapping their startup can consider outsourcing as it can help them to lower costs significantly. However, navigating the outsourcing industry can be tricky and is sometimes a hit or miss. In this post, Arup Maity shares the six tips he has for entrepreneurs when they outsource operations to others. A... (more available)

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Posted by Adeo Ressi on 2015-12-03

How to Make Better Decisions, Faster

This post was written by Adeo Ressi - Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute and TheFunded.com, and board member of the X PRIZE Foundation. When you ask a successful entrepreneur how they did it, you are almost guaranteed to hear them cite “luck” as a prominent factor. Why? Because most major decisions in a sta... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-12-03

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches Startup Bootcamp in Nairobi

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier startup bootcamp for talented entrepreneurs, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Nairobi, Kenya. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch after a successful test launch this year attracted over 100 potential applican... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-12-02

Why Entrepreneurship is an Attitude

People who have never gone down the startup route might wonder whether they are fit for or capable of becoming an entrepreneur. In this post, Heislyc Loh shares what he has discovered about entrepreneurship.  Heislyc Loh is the Founder of StartupMamak, and Founder & CEO of Corate. He is also the Co-Director of the... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-12-02

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches Startup Bootcamp in Panama

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier startup bootcamp for talented entrepreneurs, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Panama City, Panama. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch after a successful test launch this Autumn attracted over 300 potential a... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-12-01

Start a Company in 2016: Applications Now Open for 2016 Silicon Valley Founder Institute

The Founder Institute, world's premier startup bootcamp for talented entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the Silicon Valley Winter 2016 Semester. The flagship Silicon Valley semester will now be in its 15th edition, with previous semesters having graduated great companies like Udemy, Retailigence,... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-11-30

Build A Product That Will Interest You

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. If you’d like updates on upcoming Founder Institute Webinars, subscribe for Founder Insight. During our most rec... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-11-30

The Secrets of San Francisco Startup Ecosystem’s Success, told by Ben Larson

Startup leaders are the driving force behind the entrepreneurial culture in every city. They develop new initiatives to inspire entrepreneurship and provide guidance to the exhilarating startup madness. Without startup leaders to organize structure with the various ecosystem components, entrepreneurship would not be able to thri... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-11-30

Why Forms are Disappearing from the Modern UI in Today’s "Application Rewrite"

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. If you’d like updates on upcoming Founder Institute Webinars, subscribe for Founder Insight. During the webinar ... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-11-28

5 Hacks for Non-Technical Founders

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. If you’d like updates on upcoming Founder Institute Webinars, subscribe for Founder Insight. Recently, we welcom... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-11-27

Do Not Build A Product Without Testing Your Idea

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. If you’d like updates on upcoming Founder Institute Webinars, subscribe for Founder Insight. During our most rec... (more available)

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Posted by Valerie Pang on 2015-11-25

Run Marco! is an Adventure Game by AllCanCode that Helps Kids Learn to Code

AllCanCode’s game “Run Marco!” is one of the products Code.org is recommending for the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. It is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody c... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-11-23

Make Sure Your Employees Know "Why" They Are Working On Something

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. If you’d like updates on upcoming Founder Institute Webinars, subscribe for Founder Insight. During our recent w... (more available)

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