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Posted by Joe Garza 1 day ago

Founder Institute Forges Partnership with Publicize to Help Startups Build Global Awareness

The Founder Institute (FI), the world’s premier startup launch program with chapters across 115+ cities, has announced a partnership with Publicize, a PR company for startups. The partnership will provide FI startups with valuable access to free and discounted PR services to help grow their businesses, while also prom... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan 1 day ago

Make Your Entrepreneurial Journey Sufficiently Epic - Advice from Phil Libin

The Founder Institute’s “Startup Tips and Tricks” series gives you exclusive video clips from our worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more business hacks, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel. In this installment of Tips and Tricks, Evernote founder Phil Libin challenges you to spend two weeks ca... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan 1 day ago

A Reality Check: What Being an Entrepreneur is Really Like

In this post from his blog, Berlin Founder Institute mentor, Ramzi Rizk, highlights the challenges startups face. Regardless of what ecosystem a founder calls home, he can be certain that others in every part of the globe will experience his triumphs and tribulations at some point or another. Below, It Takes a Village has ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2016-07-27

Don’t Be Afraid of Fear. Fear Helps You Succeed

In a post from his blog, Jon Carder, CEO of Mogl.com and a Mentor for the San Diego Founder Institute, explains why the fear of failure can be beneficial for entrepreneurs. The post, "FEAR - it's designed to help you succeed", from Jon's Entrepreneurship is Like Crack blog, has been republished below with permissi... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-26

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches New Startup Program in Cincinnati

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Cincinnati. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Cincinnati after a successful test launch this year attracted over 100 potential ap... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-26

The Founder Institute is Looking for Startup Ecosystem Leaders. Do You Have What It Takes?

Do you want to be a leader in your local startup ecosystem? The Founder Institute (the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program) is on a mission to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and is looking for local startup leaders to launch new chapters around the world. Founder Institute Directors play an essential ro... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-25

The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Startup PR

"PR should be practiced to serve the public interest, to develop mutual understanding between organizations and their publics.” – James E. Grunig The benefits of getting press for a startup are numerous, from attracting more customers to enticing investors and more, so it’s no wonder that so many founders stri... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-25

Founder Institute Partner Lifograph Hosts a Discussion About Building Business & Financial Models

Lifograph, a proud partner of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, is building the "Who's Who" of Silicon Valley and technology. With Lifograph, you can discover the timeline and connections of companies, venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and other people in tech. Due to popular demand, Lifo... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2016-07-25

Begin Your Entrepreneurial Journey at a Free Startup Event

The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 135 cities across six continents. These events are designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs improve their ideas and entrepreneurial skills, all in a low-pressure environment. At Founder Institute events, you can ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-25

Common Startup Co-Founder Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Launching a startup is a risky venture. With the amount of time, effort, and money that goes into the process, building a company can just about drain a founder's resources. That's why it's always good start on the path of entrepreneurship with a co-founder, someone who not only shares your vision, but someone who complements yo... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-22

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches New Startup Program in Zaragoza

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Zaragoza, Spain. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Zaragoza after a successful test launch this year attracted over 280 potential... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2016-07-21

5 Tips to Improve Your Teachings as a Startup Mentor

This post was written by Jimmy Hendricks - CEO and Co-Founder of Deal Current, and top-rated mentor of the San Diego Founder Institute. It was an honor to receive the highest rated global mentor award from Founder’s Institute. I always received feedback from our San Diego organizer, Jeanine Jacobson, that my teaching was... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2016-07-21

How to Nail the Pitch: 17 Storytelling Tips for Startups

In this guest post from the Rude Baguette blog, Alexis Niki, a Paris-based founder & CEO of StoryNova, outlines Tyler Crowley's 17 best storytelling tips for startups. Tyler says, when integrating a story into your pitch you not only become more memorable, but more personal as well. After all, VCs are much more likely to inv... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-21

How Effective Writing Can Increase Your Startup’s Success

Good writing is an important skill that is too often forgotten in the process of launching a tech company. In this blog post we outline the fundamentals you need to utilize writing to boost your company's chances of success.

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-20

Hanoi Startup Monkey Junior Takes First Place at US Tech Competition

On June 24, 2016, the GIST Tech-I Pitch Competition Finals took place at Stanford University. Among the contenders were twenty-nine entrepreneurs from around the globe who each had an innovative scientific or technological idea or startup to present. The winner of the startup category, taking home $15,000, is Vietnam's... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-20

Stareable Launches TV Platform for Audiences Looking for New Content

Stareable, one of the most recent Graduates of the New York Founder Institute, is proud to announce the launch of its interactive TV platform. Founded by Yale graduate Ajay Kishore, Stareable is on a mission to democratize how audiences discover and share quality content. As television expands and becomes more fragmented, ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-18

Adeo Ressi’s Lessons from Running the Founder Institute

Adeo Ressi, the Co-Founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, recently appeared on an episode of This Week in Startups with investor, entrepreneur, and blogger Jason Calacanis. In this episode, Adeo describes what makes FI, which produces about 2,000 companies a year, stand out from countless other startup programs, including acc... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-18

Applying to an Accelerator? Read this First.

Getting accepted into an accelerator like Y Combinator or Techstars is a major step forward for any startup. In fact, getting into any accelerator is beneficial for a startup. But how does a founder get their company into an accelerator, and when is the right time to apply? While it is entirely possible for any startup to get a... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-18

Chennai Startup Watsan Envirotech Wins Millennium Alliance Round 3 Award

Watsan, founded by Chennai Founder Institute Graduate J Chandrasekaran, just won a Millennium Alliance Award in round 3 of their annual contest. The purpose of the Millennium Alliance is to identify technologies that greatly impact the very large portion of society in India that lives in or near poverty. The... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2016-07-14

5 Inbound Marketing Tips For Startups

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. This video features startup marketing expert James Stone, Co-Director of HubSpot Jumpstart, an inbound marketing progra... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-13

Australian Founders Score Higher in Entrepreneurial Traits than Silicon Valley Founders

Apparently, Australian founders have better "entrepreneur DNA" than those in Silicon Valley. These results come from pre-screening psychometric tests that all Founder Institute candidates are required to take, evaluating them on six key entrepreneurial characteristics: emotional stability, fluid intelligence, openness, agreeable... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-11

LA Startup Kangarootime Uses Software to Innovate Daycare

Kangarootime is revolutionizing childcare practices that were seemingly left behind as the rest of the world went digital. Founded by Scott Wayman, a Graduate of the Los Angeles Founder Institute, the cloud-based application which launched in January saw over 2,000 downloads in their first month and signed up over 100 dayca... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-07-08

Reshaping LATAM: A View of the Founder Institute’s Progress in Latin America in 2016

At the Founder Institute, one of our core values is to not shy away from big challenges. Our challenge, and our mission, is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and empower talented and motivated people to build impactful companies that create one million jobs. While seemingly insurmountable (borderline "cra... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-05

Travel Platform Voyhoy Becomes First Chile-based Startup Accepted into Techstars

Techstars Mobile in Detroit just announced the 12 automotive mobility and transportation related companies accepted into their class of 2016, and they included Voyhoy, a bus travel hub based in Santiago Chile. Partnering with the eight leading automotive and transportation global corporate giants, Techstars Mobile pro... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-07-04

Startup Misconceptions: All You Need is a Good Idea

Entrepreneurship is hard. REALLY hard. But with countless tales of how entrepreneurs made it big with almost nothing, it’s easy for a budding founder to jump into the startup world full of unbridled enthusiasm.  Luckily, Startup Misconceptions is here to clear up the myths, delusions, and fancies surrounding entrepre... (more available)

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