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Posted by Nailah Morgan about 12 hours ago

Webinar: How to Find the Perfect Startup Co-Founder

As the world's largest entrepreneur training and launch program, The Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,350 technology companies across 85+ cities and six continents. “If you want to get something done, do it yourself” - A common proverb that many founders mistakenly follow. Superman himself would ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson about 17 hours ago

These Innovative Startups Are Re-Inventing The Hiring Process

As entrepreneurs, we are often conflicted with the idea of hiring in-talent or outsourcing roles to other entities. Both options have their strenghts and weaknesses, but with innovative startups launching everyday from notable accelerators like The Founder Institute, new companies are providing cheaper and more efficient alterna... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza about 22 hours ago

How Alan Colmenares Became a Startup Ecosystem Leader in Latin America

Alan Colmenares, the Director of the Bogota and Medellin Founder Institute, has been crucial in helping the Founder Institute launch chapters in not only Colombia, but throughout all of Latin America. Since launching in the first Latin American chapter in 2011, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 75... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson about 22 hours ago

Better Weekdays receives $175K from State Gov., Zirtual listed as Top 25 Outsourcing Businesses, 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, Better Weekdays receives $175K from State Government, Zirtual listed as ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-05-26

Get on the Rocket Ship! The Founder Institute is Hiring at our Palo Alto Headquarters

Are you interested in entrepreneurship? The Founder Institute (the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program) is the best place in the world to be immersed in the startup ecosystem and culture.   The Founder Institute is scaling up, and hiring for multiple roles in our Palo Alto office - includi... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-05-26

The Founder Institute is looking for local startup leaders to launch new chapters worldwide

Do you want to be a leader in your local startup ecosystem? The Founder Institute (the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program) is on a mission to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and is looking for local startup leaders to launch new chapters around the world. Founder Institute Directors play an essential ro... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-05-25

Turn Your Ideas and Passion into a Dream Startup at a Free Entrepreneur Event

The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 100 cities across six continents. These events are designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs improve their ideas and entrepreneurial skills, all in a low-pressure environment. At Founder Institute events, you can ... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-05-22

3 Ways to Acquire Backers Before the Launch of Your Crowdfunding Campaign

The post was written by Seedkicks, a crowdfunding portal that helps entrepreneurs raise capital to fund their business.  Crowdfunding can be a great source of startup capital, but most entrepreneurs are confused on what it takes to have a successful campaign. The truth is, most backers to your project are go... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-20

FI Grads Hit Funding Goals On Kickstarter, Mywedhelper Winner Of Entrepreneurship Program, and more Grad News

Posted by Travis Levell on 2015-05-18

How to Become a Balanced Entrepreneur, with Ben Larson

Being a great entrepreneur takes no small amount of finesse. From one perspective, you are supposed to be composed, calculating, and have it all figured out. From another perspective, you are supposed to be slightly crazy, have endless amounts of energy, and the ability to “just do it.” With all that a great entrepr... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-18

MakerBloks Rethinking How Kids Learn Electronics Hits Crowdfunding Goal in Two Days

MakerBloks gained huge success on Kickstarter by reaching its $25,000 goal on the second day of its crowdfunding campaign. Their Kickstarter campaign launched on Tuesday morning, raising over $20,000 within 24-hours and reached its goal on Wednesday afternoon. The report was originally delivered by Jacob Serebrin in a Techvibes ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-18

GoFar Hits Goal on Kickstarter within 48 hrs to Make Every Car a "Smart Car"

Sydney-based GoFar, which released their Kickstarter campaign on Monday, was able to reach their funding goal within 48 hours. GoFar makes every car a "smart car", providing any driver with real-time feedback to help them reduce fuel consumption, cut emissions, improve safety on the road, and cut time in traffic.&... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-18

FI Grad Mywedhelper Selected Into MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship Program

Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson University, Canada’s largest business incubator for emerging tech startups launched MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship, a $60,000 program designed to fuel the success of six women-led startups through cash prizes and placement at DMZ. The program, supported by a generous donation from ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-05-18

Drivers of Innovation: Announcing the Winners of the Startup Ecosystem Builder Awards

The Founder Institute is proud to present the winners of the Startup Ecosystem Builder Awards, announced during the 16th Founder Showcase. Our 300+ Founder Institute Directors are the backbone of the Founder Institute as they provided the passion, dedication, and support that helped launch more than 1,500 companies since FI was... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-05-18

How Effective Writing Can Increase Your Startup’s Success

Good writing is an important skill that is too often forgotten in the process of launching a tech company. In this blog post we outline the fundamentals you need to utilize writing to boost your company's chances of success.

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-18

Wild Skillet Bringing Healthy, Fast and Affordable Meals To All

Imagine the luxury of having healthy, affordable meals served to you within minutes. Wild Sillet provides delicious farm to table meals served in a drive-thru model. Enjoy locally sourced California-style super foods with no hassle and no wait. Founder Cindy Ressi’s vision for Wild Sillet is to open a chain of “quic... (more available)

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Infographic of 200+ Startup Resources in Warsaw

Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth. The Startup Ecosystem Canvas (beta) seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every stage of their startup journey, while also outlining a basic sequen... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-05-14

How To Build A 100 Year Startup, According To Phil Libin

The Founder Institute’s “Startup Tips and Tricks” series gives you exclusive video clips from our worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more business hacks, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this installment of Tips and Tricks from the Founder Showcase, CEO of Everno... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-14

100%FOOD Wins The Founder Showcase Audience Choice Competition

The Founder Showcase is Silicon Valley’s premier seed-startup event, gathering top technology founders, investors, and press to hear talks from leading startup experts, and help launch promising companies to greatness. At this week's 16th Founder Showcase event, 100%FOOD collected the most audience votes from the Networki... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-05-14

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 Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-13

Follow-on Investment in Nexercise Made By Militello Capital

Militello Capital, a greater Washington, DC private equity investment firm, announced its follow-on investment and participation as the largest investor in the most recent round of financing for Nexercise, a Baltimore-based and veteran-led customizable fitness app company. The report was originally delivered in a press release o... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-05-13

Nexercise Receives Follow-on Investment, MakerBloks Launches Four New Products, 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, Nexercise receives follow-on investment, MakerBloks launches four new ga... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-05-11

Just 1 More Day until the Founder Showcase, featuring Top Entrepreneurs!

The 16th Founder Showcase is now just hours away!  We are expecting a completely packed house of over 400 founders, investors, and press. There are only a handful of tickets left, so be sure to register ASAP! In addition to great startup pitches, demos, and networking, we have an incredible lineup of speak... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-05-10

Announcing the Finalists for the 16th Founder Showcase Pitch Competition…

The Founder Showcase is Silicon Valley's leading seed-stage startup event, and throughout our history contestants have gone on to raise over $355 million in funding - including companies like Udemy, Relay Rides, Thumbtack, Realty Mogul, Kaggle, and many more.  For the upcoming 16th Founder Sho... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-05-08

Make Your Entrepreneurial Journey Sufficiently Epic With Advice From Phil Libin

The Founder Institute’s “Startup Tips and Tricks” series gives you exclusive video clips from our worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more business hacks, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this installment of the Tips and Tricks from the Founder Showcase, CEO of Evernote Phi... (more available)

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