Graduates

Shulman Rogers
Shulman Rogers, a full service law firm with nearly 100 attorneys, provides corporate services including business planning, mergers and acquisitions, securities, employment, intellectual property, immigration, government contracting, tax, telecommunications, cybersecurity, corporate governance, as well as other areas. In addition, the firm has vast experience in real estate transactions, both commercial and residential closings, leasing, landlord-tenant, commercial development, acquisition, sales and related matters. Our litigators offer extensive experience in complex litigation, and all methods of dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. Personal legal services include trust and estate planning, family law, real estate settlements, medical malpractice and personal injury.

Startup Our Vets

 

Through the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship, any U.S. veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company can apply to a U.S. Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant from Washington DC will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.


Veterans and active service members possess the work ethic, high character, and strong leadership skills needed to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. To inspire and enable the military community to build technology companies, the Founder Institute has partnered with Vet-Tech, the nation's leading startup accelerator for military veterans, to offer the "Startup Our Veterans" Fellowship.

Through this Fellowship, any U.S. veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company can apply to a U.S. Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant from will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.

Learn more about the program at FI.co/vets.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Saturday, April 30, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship.


Planning Solutions Group
Planning Solutions Group is a financial planning firm that specializes in developing innovative concepts for wealth creation and preservation. PSG is comprised of 3 partners with over 60 years of combined industry experience, a team of associate planners, and a dedicated support staff which includes two an attorney who provides advanced estate and tax planning solutions, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) for the development of creative investment strategies.

CONNECTPreneur

 

The CONNECTPreneur Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the  CONNECTPreneur Community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Washington DC Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Washington DC Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: CONNECTPreneur, a quarterly forum of 350+ top IT entrepreneurs and investors in greater Washington DC region. Through the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship, everyone from the CONNECTPreneur community is invited to apply to the Washington DC Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well ($1,650 value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by April 3, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship.


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15,000+
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Founder Institute Graduates have gone on to create some of the world's fastest growing technology companies.

Graduate Stories

Do Tuan Anh, Founder of Appota. Read Do's story. Jilliene Helman, Founder of Realty Mogul. Read Jilliene's story. Branden Spikes, Founder of Spikes. Read Branden's story.
Lucy Beard, Founder of Feetz. Read Lucy's story. Daan Weddepohl, Founder of Peerby. Read Daan's story. Danny Adams, Founder of GoFar. Read Danny's story.

Featured Graduate Companies

Top mobile content distribution platform in Southeast Asia. Series B funding. Hanoi FI Graduate. Real-time market for high-demand real estate properties in Latin America. Santiago FI Graduate. Storage as a Service platform. Acquired for 7 figures within 11 months of launch. Singapore FI Graduate.
Leading peer-to-peer car rental service across Singapore and China. $120M+ funding. Singapore FI Graduate. Online inventory management for customers and merchants. $3M+ funding. Berlin FI Graduate. Next-generation learning for the enterprise. $1.5M+ funding, TechStars alum. New York FI Graduate.
Peer-to-peer lending app for neighbors. $2.5M+ funding, TechStars alum. Amsterdam FI Graduate. Top pet recovery service in the United States and Britain. $3M+ funding. Seattle FI Graduate. Crowdfunding for real estate. Processed $100mm in property year one. $45M+ funding. Los Angeles FI Graduate.
Big Data for Path-to-Purchase Advertising for Retailers & Brands. $13M+ funding. Silicon Valley FI Graduate. Social analytics for content providers. $3M+ funding. New York City FI Graduate. Browser security platform. Founded by former CIO of Paypal, SpaceX. $12M+ funding. Silicon Valley FI Graduate.
The world's largest online destination for online courses. 2M+ students, $113M+ funding. Silicon Valley FI Graduate. Secure payment platform for digital checks. $2M+ funding. New York City FI Graduate. Personalized mobile exercise & fitness apps. $1M+ funding, 1.5MM+ MAUs. Washington DC FI Graduate.
Software+hardware for managing home energy consumption. Seed funding from Keiretsu Forum. Bangalore FI Graduate. App-connected fertility thermometers. $5M+ funding. New York City FI Graduate. Construction equipment rental services. $10M+ funding. Silicon Valley FI Graduate.
Premium service for gifting experiences. $2M+ funding. Jakarta FI Graduate. Europe's fastest growing service to rent your car. $1M+ funding. Paris FI Graduate. Custom footwear via apps and 3D printing. $1M+ funding. San Diego FI Graduate.

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Featured Investors in Graduates

A venture and growth equity firm that funds companies from inception through the growth stage. A Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with $4.2 billion under management. A seed-stage firm focused on building a vibrant community of technology companies.
A VC firm based in San Francisco that helps founders build lasting technology companies. Sequoia invests in seed stage, early stage, and growth stage emerging technology companies. Techstars is a mentorship-driven accelerator with over 13 programs worldwide.

Graduate Testimonials

"The program was like drinking from a fire hose. The experience was invaluable and connected me to a network of brilliant advisers and mentors that taught me what I needed to know."

"It's like getting an industry-specific MBA custom tailored to your business in 4 months. They don't bother with theory, only the real substance behind actual steps to success."

"The real question is: can the Founder Institute be game-changing for your business? The answer is yes."



- Adriana Herrera, Co-Founder & CEO of GrandIntent & FI Graduate


- Branden Spikes, Founder of Spikes, Former SpaceX CIO, FI Graduate


- Gagan Biyani, Co-founder of Udemy, Founder of Sprig, and FI Graduate

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