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Founder Institute New York
The Founder Institute's New York City Accelerator program helps early stage entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring startup companies across a wide range of technologies.

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.

Visual Craft
Visual Craft specializes in web development, mobile development and SEO. We provide expertise on every step of product creation: writing project specification, architecture planning, product development, deployment and promotion. Our agile approach is ideal for quick product launch and evaluation. Our experts will help you evaluate your ideas and come up with technology that is as innovative as your product is.

WeWork Labs
WeWork Labs helps promising early-stage startups and provides them with the tools, community, connections and workspace they need to grow a functional business. As an incubator program inside WeWork, the Labs program guides entrepreneurs through the early stages of growing a company in order to proactively help facilitate growth.

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.

.CO
.CO is the web address where the world’s innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and brands come together to build and grow their ideas and organizations online.

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.

Startup Research

Fall 2010 New York Semester

What market are you pursuing? Is the target market big enough? Is it growing or shrinking? What are the other characteristics of your market, and why do you care? How do you find data on your market? How do you define your competitors? What are inexpensive tactics to do custom market research, such as surveys? How can you determine if you can win in your target market, and when do you decide to walk away?

Goal:
Identify your target market.
Date:
2010-09-15, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Jeff Stewart
Founder & CEO, Lenddo

Jeff Stewart is the Founder of Lenddo, the world’s first online community that empowers the emerging middle class to use their online social connections to build their creditworthiness and access local financial services. Jeff is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor,...

Amol Sarva
CEO, Peek

Amol Sarva is the founder of Peek, the genius cloud that puts smart apps on simple devices around the world. Creator of New York's Founders Roundtable. Previously co-founder of Virgin Mobile USA, consultant for McKinsey, Stanford Ph.D., Columbia BA in Philosophy. See htt...

Andres Blank
COO & Co-Founder, Pixable

Andres is the founder and COO of Pixable, a social photo discovery app that allows over 1 million users to manage and enjoy their online photos with a powerful set of features centered around photo search, discovery, aggregation, and editing. Prior ot Pixable, Andres star...

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