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WSGR
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.

CodigoDelSur
CodigoDelSur is a designer and developer of digital products. Having worked with Founder Institute startups in the past, they come as a highly recommended Founder Institute referral. They are composed of highly skilled software, web, and mobile app developers, who are excited to incorporate the latest technologies into the applications they develop.

Xero
Xero is everything you need to run your business financials. Work with a beautiful small business accounting software complete with accounting, invoicing, payroll, inventory and more. Xero seamlessly integrates with over 500+ business apps, including CRM, point-of-sale, time tracking, ecommerce, just to name a few. Join the 700,000+ businesses using Xero in more than 180 countries.

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.

Startup Weekend

 

Through the Startup Weekend Fellowship, members of the Startup Weekend Community who want to start a technology company can apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.



Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Weekend Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, December 11th, 2016, using this link.


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


Click here to apply for the Startup Weekend 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 10,000 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 idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. In just 8.5 years, we have launched 2,000 companies across 150 cities, and these companies have already created over 20,000 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 Assessment" 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.

Founder Institute in the News

 

Our Local Directors...

Our 400+ 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 2,000 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.

Graduates

   

 

Our Network...

The Founder Institute is in 150 cities, 60 countries and has over 7,500 CEO Mentors. We have helped launch over 2,000 companies and as we continue to grow, we hope to launch 1,500 more in 2017. Be a part of our global network and help startups in your city. 

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