McCarter and English
McCarter & English, LLP is a firm of approximately 400 lawyers with offices in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York, Newark, East Brunswick, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Washington, DC. In continuous business for more than 170 years, we are among the oldest and largest law firms in America.

Ambition Today
Ambition Today is a show about entrepreneurs, creators, investors, and builders who ambitiously changed the world. Each episode explores the hardships and heroism of everyday life to reveal the key moments which leave behind a lasting legacy. Creating value in the world is hard, but you are not alone. No matter where you are in the world Ambition Today, hosted by Kevin Siskar, is here to keep you company you as you create your own incredible story.

Vet-Tech
Vet-Tech is America's Veteran-led Startup Accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley. With over 100 military veteran startups in our community, Vet-Tech's top 20 portfolio companies have raised over $10 Million in funding and have been accepted into world class programs like Tech Stars and Founder Institute.

Pillsbury is excited to sponsor and host the Founder Institute NYC. Participating Founders receive the highest quality, startup-optimized basic legal services for a fixed fee (full details upon admission) from Pillsbury's top-performing startup corporate legal team. 

 

On the 1st Tuesday each month at 7PM, 6 people get 5 minutes each to demo something cool to New York's tech community (geeks, investors, entrepreneurs, hackers, etc) at the New York Tech Meetup. NY FI Top Founders get a chance to give a demo at the NYTM. 

 

 

The Hatchery is a venture collaboration forum, building a community of entrepreneurs, emerging companies, and investors, via its events, advisory services, and incubator. To performing FI NYC graduates will get a chance to pitch at a future Hatchery event. 

 

There is more to Hoboken than Carlo's bakery and more to the Jerz than The Situation. The Hoboken Tech Meetup showcases innovative startups and smart accomplished speakers. Top Founders from NYC FI will get an opportunity to present at the Hoboken Tech Meetup. 

 

Ultra Light Startups™ brings together New York’s most innovative technology entrepreneurs, investors and professional service providers in a dynamic monthly event and accompanying online communities. Events feature pitching, networking and interactive, moderated panel discussions with leading industry experts. FI NYC Top Grads will get an opportunity to pitch at a ULS event.

Product and Service Development

Fall 2010 New York Semester

How do you get from an idea to an offering? How do you build an offering? What tactics should you use to ensure success? What is the plan to develop your offering? What are tips and tricks to make that plan accurate? What are common mistakes that every founder makes? What are the best practices? How do you navigate competition, and how do you win?

Goal:
Develop a plan to build your idea.
Date:
2010-11-03, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Steven Haines
Founder and President, Sequent Learning Networks

Steven Haines has a passion for great products! This passion is evident in the four books he's written and the speeches he delivers - from senior C-suite executives, to striving entrepreneurs. His energy serves as a catalyst for senior leaders so that they can adopt nee...

Jordan Goldman
Founder/CEO, Unigo

Jordan is the founder and CEO of Unigo, the web's largest resource for college reviews. He is also a weekly guest expert discussing education and technology for ABC news and an author. Jordan has attended Wesleyan and Oxford Universities.

Sam Yagan
CEO, OkCupid

Sam Yagan is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of OkCupid, his third entrepreneurial venture in the consumer internet sector. He co-founded TheSpark.com and SparkNotes.com in 1999. As CEO of SparkNotes, he led an angel financing round, all business operations, and the...

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