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 Fall 2010 Washington DC Area 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.


We are proud to announce Harrisburg University of Science and Technology as one of our corporate sponsors for the fall semester. The only science and technology-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Harrisburg University’s academic mission is to create, to attract and to expand economic opportunities in the region. Connect with HU via email at CONNECT@HarrisburgU.edu to learn more about HU and its entrepreneurship and mentoring programs, too.


With 1,100 lawyers, 150 practice areas and a global presence, Holland & Knight offers the experience and resources to handle your most difficult legal challenges. But we are dedicated to going beyond, to being your counselors in the fullest sense of the word. That involves more than knowing the law. It's understanding your business and your needs almost as well as you do. It's thinking about how we can serve your long-term interests, and not just the problem of the moment. It's measuring our value by your standards.

There's a reason Holland & Knight perennially ranks among the top law firms for client service. The answer lies in the relationships we build. Get connected to experience the difference.

Adam J. August practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, commercial transactions, general corporate law and business bankruptcy. He counsels public and private company clients in a variety of industries including information technology, government contracting, software and telecommunications. He has been actively involved in merger, acquisition and disposition transactions with a combined value of over $1 billion, and financing/investment transactions and securities offerings worth over $600 million.

You can contact Adam J.August at 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 700 | McLean, Virginia 22102


Affinity Lab is an entrepreneurial launch platform serving a rich community of Washington DC businesses, non-profits and start-ups. The Lab manages the shared operational needs of its member organizations, allowing them to better focus on mission and execution. Think of it as “shared office space meets incubator meets entrepreneurial club-house.”

Along with the managed business infrastructure, membership at Affinity Lab also means being a part of a community of coworkers a culture of people, a circle of friends, who are also in the process of developing their entrepreneurial businesses and organizations. When members see connections, they often partner with one another, backstopping and expanding each other’s capabilities and skills or forming entirely new ventures.

Over our 9+ years we have had more than 125 organizations pass through our doors, 85% of them still exist and are growing today. Depending on the age of the member company or organization, Affinity Lab Members are 4x to 10x+ more likely to succeed and grow than non-Affinity Lab Members.

Interested? Please contact us or stop by our Adams Morgan or U Street locations.

Vision and Values

Fall 2010 Washington DC Area Semester

What are you passionate about? What is your vision? How do you translate passion and vision into a business idea? How do you brainstorm ideas? What are tools for evaluating your ideas? What are the makings of a good idea versus a bad idea? Should you pursue multiple ideas at once, and when should you focus on one?

Goal:
Develop your vision and idea.
Date:
2010-09-09, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Matt Mandell
Principal, Mandell Enterprises

Matt is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of several companies, and currently operates a consulting firm specializing in revenue optimization for mid market B2B and B2C companies. He currently owns Store4Summer.com and SimpleStorage.com storage companies in the Washin...

Phillip Merrick
Chairman & Co-founder, VisualCV

Phillip is Chairman and Co-founder of VisualCV, Inc., an online multimedia resume company, and is also Managing Partner of Bibury Partners, an investment and advisory firm focused on early stage technology companies. Previously Phillip was co-founder and CEO of webMethods...

Adeo Ressi
Founder/CEO, Founder Institute

Adeo Ressi is the founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup-technology company accelerator. The Institute is the eighth startup that Mr. Ressi has founded or built, four of which were acquired and three of which are still operating. Mr. Ressi...

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