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Posted by Daniel Thompson 1 day ago

Startup Founders: Failure Is NOT An Option

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.” Silicon Valley has embraced failure as part of the startup scene, but it may be for the wrong reasons. There is nothing wrong with f... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan 2 days ago

Mexico City Founder Institute Final Applications Due Sunday

Join us this Spring and launch a company in Mexico City with the Founder Institute! Applications to the Mexico City Spring 2015 Semester are due very soon (2015-03-29).  If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Mexico City, then apply today. In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program... (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

Realty Mogul interviewed on GlobeSt.com, 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 Jonathan Greechan on 2015-03-23

Free Startup Events this Week from the Founder Institute

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 2015-03-20

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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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-03-19

See Global Startups Solving Global Problems on this Online Demo Day Event

The Founder Institute is the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup startup launch program, with a portfolio of over 1350 Graduate companies from across 85+ cities and six continents.  In an effort to further "Globalize Silicon Valley", The Founder Institute will host its first ever Global Virtual Demo Day ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-18

Feetz acquires $1.25M in seed funding, Zirtual featured in Fortune Insider, Entrepreneurs pitch to Silicon Valley Investor, 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, Feetz acquires $1.25M in seed funding, Zirtual featured in Fortune Insid... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-03-17

ConnectX to Pitch Silicon Valley Investors at Global Demo Day

See ConnectX pitch top Silicon Valley investors Thursday, March 19th at 6pm PT, at our first Virtual Global Demo Day. ConnectX is launching satellites with storage capacity with the highest level of security, in order to provide the ultimate in high value data storage.  Since it’s launch in 2012 with the Los Ang... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-03-17

Strengthen Your Local Startup Community with the Founder Institute's Help

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 Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-17

New York FI Grad featured on Business Insider "30 Most Creative People In Advertising Under 30"

Aaron Duffy, FI Grad of the New York Founder Institute, was featured on Business Insider as the “30 Most Creative People In Advertising Under 30,” which was reported by Lara O’Reilly. Duffy is one of the most sought after and influential young creatives in the industry, having worked with companies including G... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-17

Honest Dollar wins big at South By Southwest Interactive Pitch Competition

Honest Dollar, an Austin-based startup founded by William Hurley and Henry Yoshida, just launched at SXSW Interactive and won the festival’s ReleaseIt startup pitch competition, which has been reported by Ryan Lawler in a TechCrunch article titled “With $3M In Funding, Honest Dollar Hopes To Make Retirement Plans Aff... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-03-16

TapGenes set to pitch Silicon Valley Investors at Global Demo Day

Watch TapGenes pitch to top Silicon Valley investors Thursday, March 19th at 6pm PT, at the Founder Institute's first Virtual Global Demo Day. There is no doubt that a lot of problems can be solved by looking at the past. With the help of TapGenes, a Graduate of the Singapore Founder Institute, you can evaluate your genealogy, ... (more available)

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