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Posted by Joe Garza about 3 hours ago

How One Entrepreneur Wants to Help Others Reduce Energy Consumption

More than 10 years before building his own company, Dayal Nathan, a plastics engineer from CIPET, worked for a company in Chennai. While he was involved mainly in the manufacturing aspects of the company, he questioned the other aspects of the company. Looking into company’s electricity bill, he saw the electricity bill wa... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias about 4 hours ago

These Top FI Grads are Reshaping the Eastern European Startup Scene

The Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has launch companies that have created thousands of jobs across our chapters in the Geographic Eastern Portion of Europe (countries whose majority is east of Germany). Since its launch in 2009, FI has contributed greatly to the loc... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan about 8 hours ago

40 Top "Up-and-Coming" FI Graduates to Participate in Silicon Valley Investor Roadshow

As part of the Founder Institute's inaugural 'FounderX' event in Silicon Valley, 42 top up-and-coming FI Graduates from across the globe were invited to participate in a "FounderX Advisory Program". The "FounderX Advisory Program" was reserved for FI Graduates on the cusp of significant growth, providing them with valuabl... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias about 10 hours ago

The Startup Glossary: Bootstrapping and Fundraising

The bootstrapping and fundraising stage is where startups attract investment and begin to scale. Successful startups approach investors with a well-organized pitch and a thorough understanding of the investment process. These startups understand what makes their product remarkable and use their... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan about 10 hours ago

Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs & Get Feedback. Attend a Free Event in Your City!

The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 110 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 about 13 hours ago

Write a Killer Startup Press Release in 7 Steps

Your startup may developed an amazing product or service, but now that it's built, what do you do now? You let the world know about your launch, that's what. But in the world of social media and short attention spans, your company's launch is sure to be drowned out in all the noise. That is, if you don't announce properly. And... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-28

Founder Institute to Host First ‘FounderX’ Gathering of its Global Startup Network

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier startup launch program, is proud to host its first ever FounderX event, a private gathering of the FI Network in Silicon Valley that will bring together some of the biggest industry leaders from around the world. This 3-day long event from May 4 - 6, 2016 will feature a series of ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-28

How to Build a Marketplace Business, According to the Co-Founder of Udemy

One reason why conceiving a marketplace business is so seductive to entrepreneurs is the possibility of sitting back and watching the money roll once you’ve acquired enough businesses and customers. However, marketplace businesses are notoriously difficult to launch, a point emphasized by Erin Bali, co-founder and chairman... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-27

Cashless Payment Startup Pouch to Pitch at Tech in Asia Singapore 2016

Trying to organize and attend events can become a real hassle when you consider how many elements go into each process. However, now that we're living in the era of wireless technology, things are starting to change how we manage organizing and even doing payments. Cashless payment startup Pouch is soon to pitch at Tech in Asia... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2016-04-27

Infographic: How to Make the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur

Countless employees every day dream of launching their own company. They feel that they either have the correct skills or ideas to be able to enter an industry and create a successful business. But they haven't pursued any of their business ideas yet. Why is that? If you have had an idea for a company, but have not yet pursued ... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-25

The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Los Angeles Startup Ecosystem Ever Created (200+ 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 communiti... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-25

The Startup Glossary: Corporate Branding

The corporate branding stage is where startups begin to turn their product(s) into an established brand. Successful startups use this phase to forge name recognition and carve a lasting place in the marketplace. These companies determine the strengths of their brand's perception and play to these strengths.&n... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-25

TeaBook Uses Global Partners to Provide a Traditional Tea Experience

To keep calm, most people live life in moderation. Jeffrey McIntosh doesn't take life in moderation; he takes it to the extreme. His extreme, almost nutty personality, translates to his new company, Teabook. His life before starting Teabook was extreme, but in a negative way.  An Inspiration That Seeps McI... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-22

5 Best Kept Startup Secrets

Building and growing a startup is a daunting task for every founder. Luckily, serial entrepreneur Jay Samit has kindly shared his wisdom to make the process a little easier. With over 30 years of experience in the digital media space, Samit currently serves as the CEO of SeaChange International, and is the author of Disrupt You!... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-21

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches New Startup Program in Cordoba Argentina

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Cordoba, Argentina. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Cordoba after a successful test launch this year attracted over 3... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-21

FI Grad Retailigence Acquired by ShopAdvisor, as Smart Shopping Gets Smarter

Earlier this week, Founder Institute Silicon Valley graduate Retailigence was acquired by ShopAdvisor, the leader in retail proximity marketing, analytics and mobile shopping, for an undisclosed sum.  Retailigence, a hyperlocal marketing platform that drives qualified foot traffic into retail stores by matching them with co... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-20

How to Start a $100k Blog with $0 in Startup Capital: 7 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Secrets

Every founder knows (or should know) that having a quality blog is integral to a startup's success. Not only is it an effective way to build your company's brand among your audience, but it's also essential to establish trust with your customers. However, did you know that running a blog can be a lucrative business in and of it... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-20

Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Service TravelerCar Raises $5.6 Million in Funding

Since the beginning of last year, TravelerCar has been partnering with MAIF to acquire a custom insurance solution that works with the unique needs of this business. Now, MAIF and other funding partners have contributed $5.6 million in funding to help take TravelerCar further, as reported by Robin Wauters in the VentureBeat arti... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-18

"It’ll Be a Massive Bloodbath" - Chamath Palihapitiya on Startup Trends [VIDEO]

At the 16th Founder Showcase, audiences were treated to a special Q&A session between Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and Managing Partner of The Social+Capital Partnership, and owner of the NBA's Golden State Warriors; and Jessica E. Lessin, Founder & Editor in Chief at The Information. Do you wa... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-18

The Startup Glossary: Sales & First Customers

The sales generation stage is where startups begin to carve out their position in the marketplace. Successful startups reach out to customers in innovative ways while also maximizing the amount of customers arriving through their funnel. These companies critically evaluate their sales meth... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-18

The 10 Most Popular Startup Revenue Models

Regardless of how good your product, service, or app is, it’s only useful when you can get it into the hands of your target customers. But once you’ve got a finalized offering, selling it should be easy, right? Not really. There are countless factors that need to be taken into account when you set out to bring your p... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-17

Are these Startups the Future of SE Asia? Check out the top FI Graduates from the Region.

The Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has helped more than 250 new technology companies launch in its chapters in Southeast Asia. Since its launch in 2009, FI has contributed greatly to the local startup ecosystem while providing mentorship from some of the top entrepr... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-14

6 Reasons Why Your App Hasn’t Gone Viral

Since so many people rely on their smartphones to help them in their daily lives, it's no wonder why so many startups got their start by building an app. And while there are countless apps to manage nearly everything, from health and fitness to professional and recreational habits and beyond, it's easy for beginning founders to ... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2016-04-12

The Launch Stage: Resources You’ll Need To Start Up In Munich

Startup ecosystems in various parts of the globe can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers. Being able to utilize available resources, however, is detrimental for local startups and community growth. Our Startup Ecosystem Canvas seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-12

The Founder Institute is Looking for Startup Ecosystem Leaders. Do You Have What It Takes?

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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