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Universidad Mayor
La Escuela de Postgrado de Facultad de Emprendimiento y Negocios (FEN) de la Universidad Mayor otorga un número limitado de becas preferenciales para los graduados del Founder Institute Chile, con excelentes beneficios desde 35% a 50% de descuento en los Diplomados y Magíster.

Santiago Spring 2015

Sesiones del Programa (Eventos Privados )

The Founder Institute provides a rigorous, comprehensive company-building curriculum to guide you through validating your ideas, performing customer development, building a team, preparing for funding, and more. Through weekly training and feedback sessions led by top startup mentors, office hours with local directors, group meetings with fellow founders, and challenging company building assignments, participants in the program make several years of progress in just 3.5 months. 

See the curriculum structure below, or see a sample Founder Institute session

Orientation

2015-10-13, 06:30 PM: Welcome and meet your peers.
Are you ready to be an entrepreneur? How well do you know your peers in the program? Is there someone that might be your Cofounder from the program? Who will lead your Working Group as President? What do you need to know to be successful in the Founder Institute? Which traits do you have that can help you be successful?

Vision and Ideas

2015-10-14, 06:30 PM: Develop a set of strong ideas.

Research and Customer Development

2015-10-21, 06:30 PM: Test your ideas with research.

Revenue Models

2015-10-28, 06:30 PM: Chose an idea and a model.

Naming and Positioning

2015-11-10, 06:30 PM: Name your business.
How do you develop a good name for your business? How do you position the business with a name? What characteristics make a good name? How do you test different name candidates? What infrastructure do you need when you pick your name? Are there tips to finding a good domain name? What social media platforms should you look to get your name on? How do you develop a logo? Does a name really matter?

Product Development

2015-11-18, 06:30 PM: Plan to build your offering.

Mentor Idea Review

2015-11-23, 06:30 PM: Present your idea for feedback.
Are you pursuing a viable business idea? Can you present the idea in a compelling way? Have you done sufficient research on the idea? Is there a viable market? What about about the business is likely to fail? How can the business be improved? Are you a good fit to build this business over the next three, five and ten years?

Team and Advisors

2015-11-25, 06:30 PM: Recruit your first team members.

Startup Legal and IP

2015-12-02, 06:30 PM: Build a legal and IP strategy.
What does a new Founder need to know about the law to launch a successful startup? How do you pick a law firm to work with? What is the process of setting up a company? How much do you need to know about the law? What agreements do you need to run a company? What are common legal mistakes? How do you handle intellectual property, including confidentiality, copyrights, trademarks and patents? How much does the law actually matter?

Mentor Progress Review

2015-12-09, 06:30 PM: Present your progress for feedback.
How do you present the business entering the last few weeks of the program? Is the presentation compelling? Can the business scale? How viable is the financial model? Is the plan to build the business realistic? Is the product or offering planned out well? Can the business generate revenue? What needs to be improved for the business to be successful?

Branding and Marketing

2015-12-10, 06:30 PM: Establish market credibility.

Sales and Traction

2015-12-16, 06:30 PM: Start generating traction.
How do you identify and close your very first paying customers? What are best practices to charge these first paying customers? Should you charge more or less in the beginning? How do you develop a sales funnel or conversion funnel? What are some best practices to track leads and sales? How do you hustle leads and close the first sales, whether business licenses or consumer subscriptions? How do you develop a culture of sales and generating revenues in the early days of a new company?

Bootstrapping and Fundraising

2016-01-05, 06:30 PM: Capitalize the business.

Graduation

2016-01-13, 06:30 PM: Graduate from the program.
How do you ensure success after Graduation? How do you engage with your peers going forward? The Graduation is the beginning of an exciting period for Founders, where an idea becomes reality. Congratulations!

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