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Posted by Jonathan Greechan about 5 hours ago

Come to a Free Founder Institute Event and Learn How You Can Start Your Own Company

The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 85 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 Joe Garza on 2014-10-17

Onevest hosts Startup Funding 101 webinar with Adeo Ressi

Onevest, a partner of the Founder Institute, invites you to a Startup Funding 101 webinar on October 22nd from 1pm to 2pm EDT. Onevest, a vibrant platform to launch and invest in startups, is the product of a partnership between CoFoundersLab, the largest startup team-building platform, and RockThePost, a leading equity crowdfu... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-17

5 Unique Reasons to Start Up in San Diego

With weather as steady as an arrow, and a community that is second largest in California, it’s no wonder why San Diego has obtained the nickname “America’s Finest City”. Although San Diego may not be known as a hotbed of entrepreneurship, the future seems bright for the “City by the Ocean”. ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-16

15 Simple Hacks to Boost Your Productivity Today

Entrepreneurs are notorious for taking on more tasks than they can handle, as, when it comes to launching and running a company, there is usually no other way to get things done. While this may be true, remember that there are still countless hacks that you can employ to make your work life a little easier. To prove this, we&rsq... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-14

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 Joe Garza on 2014-10-14

4 Reasons You Aren’t Committing to Your Job

If you’re an entrepreneur (or not), it’s possible you’re not working as hard as you can. However, if you want your startup to grow or if you want to move up in the company you work for, you must always commit to the tasks at hand. Failing to fulfill your duties can set your career back in more ways than you rea... (more available)

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Posted by Elisha Tan on 2014-10-13

How To Choose A Vendor For Your Startup

What should you outsource? 'Non-core' is the classic response." - Jim Franklin, Former CEO of SendGrid and Startup Advisor With so many things going on in a startup, doing everything in-house is often infeasible. Jim Franklin, Mentor for the Denver Founder Institute and the former CEO of SendGrid, suggests that a startup sh... (more available)

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Posted by Amity Sims on 2014-10-13

How to Build a Long-Term Financial Model for Your Startup

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 explains how to manage finances in all stages of your company. ... (more available)

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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 Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims 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 Amity Sims 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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