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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

Ravix
Ravix Group provides seasoned consulting expertise to outsource the finance, accounting and human resources functions for early-stage and middle market companies.

100Vets

 

Through the 100Vets 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 each chapter 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 100Vets 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 http://FI.co/vets.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the 100Vets Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, June 19th, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the 100Vets Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the 100Vets Fellowship.


If you are passionate about growing your local economy through entrepreneurship, then apply to be a Founder Institute Local Director today. Local Directors play a central role in their startup ecosystem, share in the value of the companies created, and become part of a global network of over 2,500 global entrepreneur leaders.

To get an idea of the difference you can make in your local startup community through the Founder Institute, read the experience of our Founder Institute Director in Colombia.

Based in Silicon Valley, the Founder Institute is the world's premier startup bootcamp for talented entrepreneurs. In just 7 years, we have launched 2,100 companies across 110 cities, and these companies have already created over 15,000+ jobs and have an estimated value of over $15B+. Our mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new startup jobs.

 

Globalizing Silicon Valley...

Silicon Valley is not a place, it's a mindset. The Founder Institute emulates this mindset in cities across the globe with three central tenets: Talent, Training, and Teamwork.

1. Talent: The Founder Institute identifies the most talented people, using a revolutionary "Predictive Admissions Test" that identifies entrepreneurial personality traits.

2. Training: Aspiring entrepreneurs that are accepted to the program take part in a step-by-step, structured training program based on Silicon Valley best-practices.

3. Teamwork: All participants in the program share in the equity of the companies formed, which creates a collaborative ecosystem conducive to building great companies.

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Our Local Directors...

Our 350+ Local Directors have great passion for startups, and helping local entrepreneurs succeed. Local Directors also tend to have strong connections in the local startup ecosystem, participating in various events and knowing various local startup personalities.

Local Director Case Studies

Alan Colmenares, Director of the Bogota & Medellin Founder Institute. Read case study. Jeanine Jacobson, Director of the LA & San Diego Founder Institute. Read case study. Jeffrey Paine, Local Director of the Singapore Founder Institute. Read case study.

 

Our Graduates...

The Institute has helped 2,100 Graduates turn their dreams into a reality. We help condition and prepare those passionate about building a technology company with our 3.5 month program that includes our company-building curriculum, expert feedback, and peer support.

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Our Network...

The Founder Institute is in 110 cities, 60 countries and has over 4,400 CEO Mentors. We have helped launch over 2,100 companies and as we continue to grow, we hope to launch 1,500 more in 2016. Be a part of our global network and help startups in your city. 

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