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Posted by Joe Garza about 8 hours ago

How to Build Your Local Startup Ecosystem

"Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together." - Paul Ryan As an entrepreneur, you probably have more than enough to keep you busy. Whether you’re a successful founder with several companies under your belt or getting ready to launch your first startup, ... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-07-03

Peerby Wins “Most Radical Innovation of 2015”, Zipmark Partners with Winestyr, and other 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, Peerby Wins “Most Radical Innovation of 2015”, Zipmark Partn... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-07-02

A Reality Check: What Being an Entrepreneur is Really Like

Founder Insight gives you feedback from the startup trenches. In this post from his blog, Berlin Founder Institute mentor, Ramzi Rizk, highlights the challenges startups face. Regardless of what ecosystem a founder calls home, he can be certain that others in every part of the globe will experience his triumphs and tribulation... (more available)

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Posted by Jensen Hsiao on 2015-07-01

The Importance of Timing the Market for a Startup

Gabe Zichermann is the leading expert on gamification – using the power of games to engage customers and build strong loyal communities. He has written four books on the subject of Gamification, his most recent book being Gamification by Design 2. Zichermann is the founder of Gamification.co the leading... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-06-30

Learn How to Build Your Local Startup Ecosystem 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 Paula Taas on 2015-06-29

Change The World One Gift Card at a Time

Choosing to become an entrepreneur is usually fueled by the desire to be different. For many, the drive comes from the desire to create a meaningful life. Some want to create a life that differs from the norm, while some want to build a company that completely changes the norm. One such startup currently working to make a differ... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-06-29

3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Share Their Ideas with Everyone

Entrepreneurs often find themselves hesitant in sharing their new business ideas for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps they find their idea too premature to be shared or they’re afraid the idea could be stolen. These are adequate concerns, but certainly not enough grounds to justify keeping the idea to oneself. Bill Gates on... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-06-29

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 100 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 2015-06-26

Enjoy Games, Food, Music and More at the Tech Carnival @ AT&T Park

The San Francisco Founder Institute has partnered with the Silicon Valley Sports League for a special event at AT&T Park on July 1st: The Third Annual Tech Carnival. This exclusive celebration features unlimited games & rides, cool swag from awesome startups, music, and SF food truck favorites, along with unparalle... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-06-26

Bankity Hits 40K Downloads, Better Weekdays Awarded $50K, and other 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, Bankity reached over 40K downloads, Better Weekdays received $50K from A... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-06-26

An Inside Look Into the Traits of Successful Founding Teams

“We were meant to be together,” a common phrase used by most couples. Despite the cliché, it’s been proven to be applicable for business partners and founding teams. Hiring the right cofounder takes patience and persistence. Like getting married, you’ll go through different relationship stages, fr... (more available)

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Bangalore Is A Fast Growing Startup Ecosystem. Here Is A List Of All The Local Resources

Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth. The Startup Ecosystem Canvas seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every stage of their startup journey, and outline a basic framework for communities to map ... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-06-25

CEO of Tappsi Talks About Growing a Successful Startup in a Developing Country

Juan Salcedo, Co-founder and CEO of Tappsi, as well as Mentor of the Founder Institute Bogota sits down with Alan Colmenares, Director of the Founder Institute Medellin and Bogota, for an interview with Start Up Grind. In the interview, he discusses his early background, passion for coding, meeting his co-founder, and growing Ta... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-06-23

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Financial Instability

When launching your own company, encountering some sort of financial burden is not uncommon. Normally, being a full-time entrepreneur means giving up a stable job with a steady stream of income at a large corporation. With that said, entrepreneurs who need to rely on their own finances to start a company must be more wary of the... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-06-23

The Benefits of Outsourcing For Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs need to become experts in their industries in order to survive the ocean of startups developing across the globe. By establishing yourself as a leader in your field of interest, you can attract loyal customers and build trust in your product or service. Your expertise differentiates you from competitors, and ultima... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-06-22

How Jeanine Jacobson Became a Startup Ecosystem Leader in Southern California

Jeanine Jacobson is the longest tenured Founder Institute Local Director, and as such she has been instrumental in growing the product, curriculum, and local programs. In fact, while we currently operate chapters in over 100 cities worldwide, Jeanine launched the first ever chapter outside of Silicon Valley way back in Aut... (more available)

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Posted by Jensen Hsiao on 2015-06-22

The Four Qualities Needed to Build an Industry with Your Startup

Gabe Zichermann is an expert on gamification, which entails using the power of games to engage customers and build strong loyal communities. He has written four books on the subject, his most recent book being Gamification by Design 2. In addition, Zichermann is the founder of Gamification.co, the leading publication for the in... (more available)

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The Santiago Startup Ecosystem Canvas: A List Of 200+ Startup Resources In Chile

Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth. The Startup Ecosystem Canvas seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every stage of their startup journey, and outline a basic framework for communities to map ... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-06-19

How to Strengthen Your Startup Community

People often surround themselves with those who share their similar interests and goals. Unfortunately, building a network of fellow entrepreneurs is not always simple. For other founders around the world, location can become a large barrier. In TheNextWeb article, “How a Community is Born: The Rise of Polish Startups&rdqu... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-06-19

Till Death Do Us Part - Secrets of the Most Successful Founding Teams

“We were meant to be together,” a common phrase used by most couples. Despite the cliché, it’s been proven to be applicable for business partners and founding teams. Hiring the right cofounder takes patience and persistence. Like getting married, you’ll go through different relationship stage... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-06-18

Dhaka Startups Raise Money, ShapeTrace Labs Wins Competition, 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, two Dhaka startups receive seed funding from leading global venture capi... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-06-17

Does Your Startup Have Potential?: An Investor’s POV

At the early stages of growing a startup, one of the hurdles entrepreneurs face is the lack of financial support. When this occurs, founders often turn to investors for funding assistance. But what exactly entices investors to back a startup? In the article “Sajid Rahman On Investment, Big Ideas, Great Founders, And Start... (more available)

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Posted by Jensen Hsiao on 2015-06-17

The Perks of Investing in Young Startup Ecosystems

With entrepreneurial ecosystems popping up all over the globe, opportunities for startups, investors and customers are rapidly increasing. But each culture is different, and the way something works in one ecosystem may not work in another. Nevertheless it’s good to explore your options and it’s best to explore with t... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-06-16

Two Startups In Dhaka Who Captured The Attention of a Global Venture Capital Firm

Two Founder Institute Dhaka graduates received seed investments from Fenox Venture Capital in a pitch session organized by Founder Institute Dhaka. Both SmartKompare and HandyMama, received $15,000 as a cash prize for their great pitches. The report was originally delivered by Ibrahim Mahbub in a Future Startup article titled &l... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-06-12

The Weekend Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

So much has been written about the traits and skills one must have to be a successful entrepreneur that it’s easy to forget that sometimes it is the little things in life that lead to the greatest success. In Entrepreneur Habits, we provide you with simple yet effective habits that any fledgling founder can employ in... (more available)

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