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Posted by Jonathan Greechan about 5 hours ago

Top Investor, Mike Maples Jr., to Talk About Adapting the VC Model for Innovation at the Founder Showcase

The Founder Showcase, hosted by TheFunded.com and the Founder Institute, is Silicon Valley's leading seed-stage startup event. The 15th Founder Showcase is now just three weeks away, and today we are excited to announce our third and final Keynote Speaker: Mike Maples Jr. Mike Maples Jr. is the Manag... (more available)

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Posted by Didier Vermeiren about 10 hours ago

The Founder Institute: A life-changing high-speed roller coaster

The testimonial below is written by Tobias Dickmeis, founder of Letsmake and a Graduate of the Berlin Founder Institute, which is now accepting applications for the upcoming Berlin Spring 2014 Semester.  "If you board the Founder Institute, prepare yourself for a ride. It will get fast, it will get intense, ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza about 11 hours ago

Sunday is the Last Day to Apply for Lisbon Founder Institute Fellowships

The Early Application Deadline for the Lisbon Spring 2014 Semester is coming up soon (2014-04-27). If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Lisbon, then apply today. In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and lau... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza about 11 hours ago

Founder Institute Partners with APME to Help Female Entrepreneurs in Portugal

As we launch the Lisbon Spring 2014 Founder Institute, we are excited to announce a partnership with APME, the premier association for women entrepreneurs in Portugal. Through this partnership, members of the APME community can apply to the program for free ($50 value), and the most extraordinary applicant from t... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan 1 day ago

Mitch Kapor, Personal Computing Pioneer, to Speak About Impactful Startups at the Founder Showcase

The Founder Showcase, hosted by TheFunded.com and the Founder Institute, is Silicon Valley's leading seed-stage startup event. Last week, we were honored to announce the first Keynote Speaker for the 15th Founder Showcase, taking place on May 15th: Scott Painter, Founder & CEO of TrueCar.&... (more available)

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Posted by Duke Lee 1 day ago

High-Level Revenue Concepts Made Easy by Munjal Shah

Inside FI gives you exclusive access to a full training session of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. In the video below, Munjal explains the differences between symmetric versus asymmetic revenue models and breaks down the concept ... (more available)

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Posted by Duke Lee 1 day ago

Ask Cashtivity CEO Marissa Di Pasquale Anything on This Week's Twitter #AskaFounder

Curious about what it's like to walk in a CEO's shoes? Wonder what obstacles or achievements regularly happen for a startup founder? Or perhaps you've just always wanted to know about an entrpereneur's personal journey? Then you will not want to miss the special "Ask a Founder" Twitter event featuring Marissa Di Pasquale, Foun... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza 2 days ago

Top Four Tips on How To Develop a Good Startup Idea, According to Matthew MacFarlane

Budding founders on the path of entrepreneurship are more likely to create successful startups if they keep a few key ideas in mind, according to Matthew MacFarlane, investment director of Yuuwa Venture Capital. Matthew MacFarlane will speak at the forthcoming Perth Founder Institute event, Startup Funding 101: How to Work... (more available)

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Posted by Duke Lee on 2014-04-22

Founder Tip: How to Get Free Hosting for Your Startup

Of the long list of variables entrepreneurs have to deal with, budget, funding and finances sit at the top. Therefore, as Greg Solovyev says, "If you are a founder of a technology startup and you are trying to save money on everything, free hosting can be part of your funding strategy." Greg Solovyev is the Founder and CEO of C... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-04-22

Lisbon Founder Institute Early Applications Due Sunday

The Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator, is preparing to launch a very promising Lisbon Spring 2014 Semester. We have many great startup mentors confirmed, and impressive founders are beginning to enroll in the program as well. But, time is running out to apply.  This Sunday (2014-04-27) is the ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-04-21

Founder Institute Officially Launches in Hong Kong to Help Build Global Startups

The Founder Institute, the world’s largest startup launch program with over 1,000 graduate companies, announced today that it will be officially launching its first chapter in Hong Kong. With plans to run two semesters annually, the program aims to launch over 15 meaningful and enduring companies per year in the city. A... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-04-21

Pitch Your Ideas to Munjal Shah on This Week’s Special Founder Hotseat Webinar

Do you have an idea for a startup? Could you use feedback on your ideas from a leading entrepreneur and angel investor? Then join us for the Founder Hotseat Webinar, with a very special guest: Munjal Shah, Co-Founder & CEO of Like.com (which was acquired by Google to create Google Shopping), and Charter Member of TIE B... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-04-21

Begin Your Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur at a Free Founder Institute Event

The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 61 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 2014-04-21

Founder Institute Partners with DNA Cascais to Help Entrepreneurs in Lisbon

As we launch the Lisbon Spring 2014 Founder Institute, we are excited to announce a partnership with DNA Cascais, a non-profit organization that aims to develop entrepreneurship in Cascais. Through this partnership, members of the DNA Cascais community can apply to the program for free ($... (more available)

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Posted by Duke Lee on 2014-04-19

The Weekly Dose of Knowledge Articles for Entrepreneurs

Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with our Founder Institute network. This week's top articles include a Mentor Minute with TrueCar CEO Scott Painter; a pair of blogs from female CEOs talking about their experiences from both a female and non-technical perspective, respectively; 3 new business books fo... (more available)

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Posted by Duke Lee on 2014-04-18

The Biggest Misconception of Startup Funding, According to Scott Painter

The Mentor Minute gives you exclusive startup video clips from the Founder Institute's worldwide network of 3,000+ mentors. For more Mentor Minutes, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel.  On this week's Mentor Minute, Scott Painter, Founder and CEO of TrueCar (which recently filed for a $125 mi... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-04-18

Founder Institute Partners with Startup Lisboa to offer a Special Fellowship

As we launch the Lisbon Spring 2014 Founder Institute, we are excited to announce a partnership with Startup Lisboa, Lisbon's leading startup incubator. Through this partnership, members of the Startup Lisboa community can apply to the program for free ($50 value), and the most extraordinary applicant from t... (more available)

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Posted by Duke Lee on 2014-04-17

Get Ready to Blast Off at the Starship Showcase Casino Party, at NASA in Silicon Valley!

Join us on Thursday, May 15th and get ready to blast off at the exclusive Starship Showcase Afterparty, immediately following the Founder Showcase. This exciting event will be co-hosted by Moon Express at the NASA Ames Research Center and will feature Silicon Valley's finest enjoying a casino night of poker, black... (more available)

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Posted by Duke Lee on 2014-04-17

Where Do You Fit In? A Beginner’s Guide to Startup Roles

For many people who are considering a jump into the startup industry, there is one often mysterious question they must answer: "Where do I fit in?" As Jason Freedman says, "We startups are collectively still really bad at helping them break into our tight-knit community." Jason Freedman, is the founder of 42Floors, a search too... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-04-16

Appota featured on Tech in Asia, ReadyPulse featured on Digital Journal, and more Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,116 new technology companies across 61 cities, 33 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000 new jobs.  Over the past week, Appota featured on Tec... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-04-16

FI Grad ReadyPulse raises $2 million, featured on Digital Journal

ReadyPulse recently announced the close of their Series A investment round, totaling $2 million in funding. The press release detailing their success was featured on Digital Journal. Co-Founders Srinivas Penumaka and T. Vinod Gupta, the President and CTO of ReadyPulse, respectively, are Graduates of the Seattle Founder Institut... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-04-16

Have a Business Idea in Perth? Pitch it to a Silicon Valley Expert on the Perth Founder Hotseat Webinar

Do you have an idea for a new website or technology company that you would like to start in Perth?  Would you like to get live feedback on your idea from an Silicon Valley startup expert, without leaving your chair? Then join us for Thursday's special Perth Founder Hotseat Webinar, presented by City of Perth, and Morning S... (more available)

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Posted by Duke Lee on 2014-04-16

To Be a Nice CEO, or Not to Be, That is the Question

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 Joe Garza on 2014-04-16

Aspiring Female Technology Entrepreneurs Wanted in Lisbon

The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Startup Accelerator, is committed to narrowing the gender gap in high-tech startups.  In 2011, we introduced the Female Founder Fellowship program, which would allow females to apply to the Founder Institute for free ($50 value), and also provide a free Course Fees to our bes... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-04-15

Scott Painter (Founder & CEO of TrueCar) to Speak at the Founder Showcase

The Founder Showcase, hosted by TheFunded.com and the Founder Institute, is Silicon Valley's leading seed-stage startup event. In our 14-event history, we've been truly honored by some of the names who have graced our stage, such as Elon Musk, David Sacks, and Phil Libin. Today, we a... (more available)

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