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Posted by Joe Garza about 5 hours ago

A Sneak Peek Into The Founder Institute Advanced Founder Lab

The Founder Institute recently concluded its inaugural Founder Lab program, in which various promising seed-stage startups from around the globe spent a week in Silicon Valley working with world-renowned entrepreneurs and investors. Despite the short duration of the program, participating companies went home with a fully refine... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson about 9 hours ago

Seattle FI Grad ReadyPulse Raises $5M for the Future of Marketing

ReadyPulse has received $5 million in Series A funding, which has been reported by Lauren Gould in a BusinessWire article titled “ReadyPulse Receives $5M in Series A Funding Delivering the Future of Inspirational Marketing.” ReadyPulse and its Founders Srinivas Penumaka and T Vinod Gupta are Graduates of the Fo... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza about 13 hours ago

Anyone Can Pitch Onstage at the Founder Showcase in Silicon Valley

Anyone who attends the Founder Showcase has the opportunity to pitch onstage to hundreds of investors and press with the CrowdPitch Competition. No other event gives attendees access to so much. Since we started the CrowdPitch Competition at the 13th Founder Showcase, all three winners have closed a significant funding round, ... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan about 22 hours ago

Great Startup Mentors Confirmed for the Kuala Lumpur 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 Daniel Thompson 1 day ago

Better Weekdays In President Barack Obama’s TechHire Initiative

Chris Motley, CEO of Better Weekdays, understands the potential of investing in people who deliver great returns. He was recently featured in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article titled “Better Weekdays founder makes key connections in St. Louis” by David Nicklaus. Better Weekdays is a Chicago Founder Institute Graduat... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza 1 day ago

The Founder Institute is Looking for Startup Ecosystem Leaders

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 Nailah Morgan on 2015-03-30

The First Steps to Building a Technology Company

Many of us spend day after day creating imaginative scenarios of becoming an entrepreneur. We day dream in our cubicles, fantasize during long commutes, and some of us may even muster up enough courage to tell others our ambitious ideas. As days turn into nights and seasons turn into years, our enthusiasm transforms into fear a... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-03-30

Founder Institute Recognizes The Efforts of Six Startup Ecosystem Champions

Every ecosystem has its own league of startup experts who develop their respective economies through hosting events and counseling founders. From entrepreneurial leaders in FI’s 4,000+ person network, to those operating on their own, the Founder Institute salutes all who strive to build their local startup communities. In... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-03-30

Come to a Free Startup Event and Learn How You Can Launch a Company Now

The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 92 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 Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-27

Startup Founders: Failure Is NOT An Option

Silicon Valley has embraced failure as part of the startup scene, but it may be for the wrong reasons. The Founder Institute CEO, Adeo Ressi discusses the culture of failure within the startup community, which was featured in a Forbes video titled “FAIL ACADEMY: The Culture Of Failure.” There is nothing wrong with f... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-03-26

The Founder Lab Returns to Help Strengthen Promising Startups. Applications Now Open!

As the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, the Founder Institute has launched more than 1,500 companies across 50 countries since 2009. As part of our efforts to accelerate exceptional founders to the next step in their development, the Founder Institute is proud to announce the return of the Founder Lab program.

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-26

GamingBattleGround Scores Big at Startup Competitions

GamingBattleGround, a Zagreb Founder Institute graduate, is a platform where amateur and casual video gamers can join or create their own tournaments with their own rules and set their own tournaments fees, while rewards are based on the amount of fees collected. The company was selected as top teams for the “Startup Saun... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-03-26

Customer Experience Lessons From Experts at Hewlett-Packard, Sony, and Apple

The Founder Institute recently concluded its inaugural Founder Lab program, in which various promising seed-stage startups from around the globe spent a week in Silicon Valley working with world-renowned entrepreneurs and investors. Despite the short duration of the program, participating companies went home with a fu... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-25

PlantID3 finalist in Global Competition, TourSnapp featured in Sonntags Journal, and more

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, PlantID3 is finalist in the Canada Global Impact Competition, Realty Mog... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-03-25

Customer Definition: Customers Are People Too

The article, "Customer Definition: Customers Are People Too", was written by Ben Larson, the Director of the Summer 2015 Semester of the San Francisco Founder Institute. It has been republished with permission below. One of the biggest and most common mistakes that I see early entrepreneurs make is a failure to properly define ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-25

Udemy increases global presence with new partnerships

Udemy, Bay Area Founder Institute Graduate, is the leading global marketplace for learning and online courses, announced a new partnership with Japanese education and publishing powerhouse Benesse, which was reported in a PR Newswire article titled “Udemy continues international expansion with Benesse partnership”. T... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2015-03-24

Before You Create Your Product, Create Your Value Proposition: A Formula For Success

Your value proposition matters. It is the face of your product and how customers perceive your company. But most founders decide to create their value proposition after they create their product. Why is that? A few weeks ago, I wrote a post, "How to have your customers build your product for you," that covered a variety of top... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-03-23

How to Instill Value into Your Worthless Startup Idea

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 by Gabe Zichermann, Director of the New York Founder Institute, Zichermann shares critical advic... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2015-03-23

How Jeffrey Paine Became a Startup Ecosystem Leader in Singapore

Jeffrey Paine is one of the most active startup ecosystem leaders in all of Asia. Besides being a thought leader in Asia’s most important startup publications, Jeff leads the Singapore Founder Institute, has helped launch numerous Founder Institute chapters across Southeast Asia, and is the Co-Founder and General Partner o... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-23

The #1 Reason Why Startups Fail, According to Adeo Ressi

The Founder Institute CEO, Adeo Ressi explains the #1 reason why most startups fail to achieve success, which was featured in a Forbes video titled “FAIL ACADEMY: Top Reasons Startups Fail.” And the answer may be a lot simpler than you think. There are plenty of issues that contribute to the failure of startups, suc... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-23

The Founder Institute launches Exploratory Program in Greenville, South Carolina

The Founder Institute recently launched an Exploratory Program in Greenville, South Carolina which was reported in a GSA Business article titled “Founder Institute offers low-cost program for startups”. The program is seeking people who have ideas for business ventures but aren’t ready to quit their day jobs. ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-20

GIST Tech-I Applications Extended until March 27th. Submit your Startup for a trip to GES

GIST (Global Innovation through Science and Technology), a partner of the Founder Institute, will be accepting applications for their annual competition that attracts the most promising entrepreneurs from emerging economies. Online public voting and entrepreneurship experts decide who competes in the Tech-I Finals, a highly anti... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-19

Zirtual expands and provides employment opportunities

Zirtual, Bay Area Founder Institute Graduate, is the leading online service that matches U.S-based virtual assistants with busy professionals has announced that it will be hiring more than a hundred full-time employees throughout the Pacific Coast, which was reported in a PR Newswire article titled “Zirtual, Leader in Virt... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-03-19

The Founder Institute’s Asia and the Middle East Chapters Most Promising Graduates

At the Founder Institute, we believe that great startups can be built anywhere around the world... According to the Founder Institute’s “Entrepreneur DNA” test, there are talented founders everywhere, and you don’t have to move to Silicon Valley to launch a startup. From evaluating over 20,000 aspiring s... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-03-19

Logrr to Pitch Silicon Valley Investors at Global Demo Day

See Logrr pitch top Silicon Valley investors Thursday, March 19th at 6pm PT, at our first Virtual Global Demo Day. Logrr is an Identity as a Service platform for enterprises that connects employees to their cloud business applications without using passwords. The security tool ventured through The Founder Institute’s firs... (more available)

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