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Posted by Jonathan Greechan 25 minutes ago

Founder Institute Launches Second China Chapter, Shanghai, to help City Reach its Startup Potential

The Founder Institute, the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, announced today that it will be officially launching it second chapter in China, in Shanghai. The Shanghai Founder Institute becomes the second chapter in China, after the program’s celebrated launch in Shenzhen in late 2014... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza 2 days ago

Top VC and Golden State Warriors Owner Chamath Palihapitiya 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 15-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 are excited to announce yet another luminary s... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson 2 days ago

Founder Institute Expands Into Bellevue, WA

The Founder Institute started in Silicon Valley and now operates in 70 cities around the world, including Seattle. Soon, Bellevue will be added to the roster. Seattle Founder Institute Director Maria Dykstra is working with Impact Hub Bellevue and the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce to hold events on the east side of the lake. The ... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-04-16

How To Create An Everyday Product, David Bland On Customer Retention

The Mentor Minute gives you exclusive startup video clips from the Founder Institute's worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more Mentor Minutes, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this Mentor Minute, Principal Advisor at Neo Innovation David Bland, educates the Winter 2015 Founder Lab... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-15

10 Experiments To Test Your Startup Hypothesis

The article, "Ten Experiments To Test Your Startup Hypothesis", was written by David Teten, a Mentor for the Spring 2015 Semester of the New York Founder Institute, as well as a Partner at ff Venture Capital. It has been republished with permission below. You know that a new idea has gained dominance when it beco... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-15

Spikes Security wins MVP Award, Realty Mogul launches new division, 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, Spikes Security Wins MVP Award From Leading IT News Publisher, Realty Mo... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-15

Sunday is the Final Deadline to Apply to the Spring 2015 Founder Lab

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 Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-15

Now That’s How You Pitch a Startup! A Look at the Last Founder Showcase-Winning Pitch

We talk a lot about pitching here at the Founder Institute, between our entrepreneur training program and our pitch event the Founder Showcase. This is because no matter what type of business you are trying to create, you will need to pitch it thousands of times to potential customers, employees, investors, press, and ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-14

Realty Mogul on a Roll, Launches New Commercial Lending Division

Realty Mogul, the online marketplace for real estate investing, is launching a commercial lending division expected to expand the company’s previous success in the commercial equity and residential lending sectors and steer the lending platform toward sources of larger loan amounts on commercial real estate properties. The... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-14

The Most Promising New York Founder Institute Startups of 2014

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, has helped create more than 80 new technology companies from its New York chapter in just over 5 years. Since its launch in 2009, FI has contributed greatly to the local startup ecosystem while providing mentorship from some of the ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-14

Shaping The Future of Retail, brought to you by ReadyPulse

ReadyPulse, an enterprise software platform towards Inspirational Marketing for Aspirational Brands, is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Demandware XChange Conference. The conference brings together the extended Demandware community for a dynamic exchange of strategies, information and ideas for driving innovation and accelerating gr... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-14

How To Develop Your Startup Ecosystem

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. For more videos on the "Startup Movers, Builders, & Shakers," series visit our FITV YouTube Channel. In this webina... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-14

How To Be An All-Star Mentor In Your Startup Ecosystem

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. For more videos on the "Startup Movers, Builders, & Shakers," series visit our FITV YouTube Channel. In this webina... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-04-14

How To Succeed In The Chinese Market As A Startup

The Mentor Minute gives you exclusive startup video clips from the Founder Institute's worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more Mentor Minutes, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this Investor-edition of the Minute, Founding Partner of Angelhere.com Diane Ding, instructs the Win... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-13

Founder Institute Partner Lifograph hosts Special Pitch Event with Yasemin Kliman & Nitin Chopra

Lifograph, a proud partner of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, is building the "Who's Who" of Silicon Valley and technology. With Lifograph, you can discover the timeline and connections of companies, venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and other people in tech.  Lifograph hosts a spe... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-13

Founder Institute Partner Lifograph hosts a Startup Matchup and Networking Reception

Lifograph, a proud partner of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, is building the "Who's Who" of Silicon Valley and technology. With Lifograph, you can discover the timeline and connections of companies, venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and other people in tech.  Lifograph is hosting ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-04-13

Come to a Free Founder Institute Event and Learn from top Startup Experts

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 Nailah Morgan on 2015-04-10

How To Find a Lead Investor

The Mentor Minute gives you exclusive startup video clips from the Founder Institute's worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more Mentor Minutes, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this Investor-edition of the Minute, Nitin Pachisia, Founding Partner of Unshackled - the only angel fund that... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-09

Leading IT News Publisher Recognizes FI Grad Spikes Security

The Computer Technology Review is a news portal that has been covering the best of IT, specializing in storage, cloud computing, virtualization, data protection, security and leading edge innovation since 1980. The Spikes Security Browser Isolation System was reviewed and selected by Computer Technology Review as a winner of an ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-08

Montreal FI Grad MakerBloks Wins Grand Prize at TechCrunch Pitch Competition

Over 900 people attended the Montreal TechCrunch Pitch-Off event, which was great exposure for any startup taking the stage. The participants were competing for a chance to attend TechCrunch Disrupt in New York from May 4th to 6th 2015. Out of the eight startups selected to compete, three were awarded a chance to head to New Yor... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-08

Toronto FI Grad Uplifter Wins 2nd Place At The Toronto TechCrunch's Pitchoff Meetup

At least 400 people came out for TechCrunch’s Meetup + Pitchoff in Toronto, which was hosted by TechCrunch writer Jordan Crook. Eight startups got the chance to pitch their companies in 60 seconds while five judges, which included local venture capitalists and TechCrunch writers, asked them questions to help them prove tha... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-04-08

How to Distinguish Between A Lead Investor and A Follower

The Mentor Minute gives you exclusive startup video clips from the Founder Institute's worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more Mentor Minutes, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this week's Investor-edition of the Minute, Nitin Pachisia, Founding Partner of Unshackled - the only angel fu... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-04-08

Washington DC FI Grad Subject7 Selected As Finalist In InvestMaryland Challenge

The InvestMaryland Challenge hosted by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and Inc. Magazine is a national seed and early-stage business competition. The Challenge awards $400,000 in grants and a host of business services to companies in the life sciences and high tech industries. The competition origin... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-04-08

Become a Local Startup Leader with the Founder Institute

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 2015-04-07

Webinar: How To Market Your Startup On A Budget, Featuring HubSpot

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. To maximize our efforts, we're conducting webinars each month to help founders succeed around the globe. Getting users for your product is alw... (more available)

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