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INJAZ Pakistan (INJAZ) is an initiative and incubatee of the Aman Foundation, working to bridge the gap between the educational field and the market place through co-curricular programs that empower the youth. > MORE 

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Karachi Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship (KITE) is the Education Enrichment (EduEnrich) Foundation's flagship initiative.  EduEnrich is a not-for-profit run by a dedicated team of professionals passionate about creating innovative solutions for local problems.  > MORE 

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Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES (P@SHA) was initiated by a number of software houses in an attempt to create a functional trade association for the IT industry in Pakistan.  > MORE

Posted by Nailah Morgan about 10 hours ago

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 about 14 hours ago

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 1 day ago

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 1 day ago

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 1,249 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

Begin Your Entrepreneurial Journey at a Free Startup Event

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 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 1,249 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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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-09-24

Startup Misconceptions: You Should Never Tell Anyone Your Startup Idea

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 entrepre... (more available)

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Posted by Amity Sims on 2014-09-24

Make the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur. Founder Institute Open Across 25+ Cities

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, is now accepting applications for over 25 cities worldwide. Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,250 companies that have created over 10,000+ jobs, and we excited to launch many more... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-09-24

How to Build a Marketplace Business, According to the Founder of Udemy

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. One reason why conceiving a marketplace business is so seductive to entrepreneurs is the possibility of sitting ba... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-09-24

Founder Institute Expands to Bangladesh, Officially Announces Launch of Startup Program in Dhaka

Over the last two months, the Founder Institute has hosted a series of free startup events in Dhaka in order to gauge interest in a new Bangladesh Founder Institute Chapter. The reponse to this trial has been impressive, as our events have attracted over 175 potential applicants in Dhaka, and news of our efforts have been cover... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2014-09-23

Should you Pursue Crowdfunding?

Oftentimes, entrepreneurs feel that their idea or company will need funding, whether it is to produce a tangible product on a small scale, or to create an app or service. Although funding may not always be a necessity as early on as many founders think (See: Bootstrapping) the large benefit that it does offer is the fact that wi... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-09-22

Founder Institute & PayPal Look for Entrepreneurs Innovating on Monetization (Scholarships Available!)

According to TechCrunch, "Venture capital investment in payment technologies hit a five-year high in committed capital in the first quarter of 2014". In addition, as competition heats up for consumer and business applications, it is becoming more and more crucial for startups to create innovative revenue models, along with ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-09-21

Sunday Night Blues: Why You Should Plan Your Work Week

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 2014-09-20

Basic PR Methods for Startups, According to Krista Paul

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. Entrepreneurs face a seemingly endless number of tasks when launching a startup; from conceiving an idea to develo... (more available)

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There’s No Such Thing as Over-Communication

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 Nailah Morgan on 2014-09-18

25 Inspirational Quotes on Building a Strong Startup

Entrepreneurs are pulled in so many directions that they oftentimes forget to nurture the most important components that make for an enduring company. From hiring the right team to configuring costs, founders must continuously focus on the key ingredients proven to help startups prosper. To revive your focus, we’ve compile... (more available)

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Posted by Amity Sims on 2014-09-18

Robin Chase on How You Can Build an Effective Startup Brand

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.

With the upcoming launch of the Lisbon Founder Institute and the Istanbul Founder Institute, Europe's newest chapters, we look back at some of our best European sessions. In this video from Robin Chase, one of our highest rated mentors, Robin enlightens founders on the power of branding.

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-09-17

Do You Need to Go to College to be an Entrepreneur?

There is no "one right way" to build a company.  As a result, entrepreneurs seeking guidance will always be given contradictory advice on how to build their business, from both "experts" and the uninformed alike. Ultimately, it is up to the entrepreneur to evaluate the opinions they receive and pursue the path they feel is... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2014-09-16

How to Know When You Have a Winning Idea

I recently attended a private seminar on the subject of building a “lean” company that was being held at Stanford College. The main speaker of the event was Tristan Kromer, a major lean startup advocate and product coach for companies such as Swisscom, StumbleUpon, and many more. This event was aimed at Swedish entre... (more available)

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Posted by Amity Sims on 2014-09-16

Ideas Mean Nothing if You Aren’t the Right Person to Execute

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. Launching a startup is one thing, but building a meaningful and enduring company is an entirely different story. In this tal... (more available)

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