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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.
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.
Do you know why most startup projects fail? Some attribute it to a lack of funding. Others might say that they didn’t have enough time to build their product or they didn't learn how to tell a great brand story.
But in the midst of all of those excuses, the real element that is lacking is customers. If you had customers k... (more available)
Promising Toronto startup BizXPro has been accepted into the illustrious MergeLane accelerator based in Boulder, Colorado. MergeLane works to support promising startup companies that were founded by at least one woman. BizXPro was founded by Thyagi DeLanerolle, a Graduate of the Toronto Founder Institute.
What is Biz... (more available)
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)
Being an entrepreneur is pretty tough. The day-to-day life of a startup is a juggling act. Logistics, budgets, competitors, research, customer service – and that’s without the actual strain of building an audience. Audience building is time consuming, expensive and often demoralising. You’ll be pleased to learn... (more available)
The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Entrepreneur Training and Startup Launch Program, is proud to announce the graduation of Boston's 2016 semester.
After an intensive, four-month program of expert training sessions, challenging company building assignments, and constant evaluation and feedback from experienced entrepren... (more available)
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” - Joseph Chilton Pearce
Creativity is the heart of entrepreneurship. The best companies were founded by people who saw a problem to be fixed, a gap to be filled, a demand to be met. But a creative solution is only as successful as its execution. The be... (more available)
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In this talk by Gabe Zichermann, Mentor of the New York Founder Institute, Zichermann shares critical advice for getting your startup off the ground. If you’re reading this, you’re in luck:... (more available)
Intelocate, a new startup out of Toronto, Canada ,recently won the prestigious ResolveTO's Pitch Competition Investment Prize of 100,000 dollars. The event is designed for enterprises and startups to get together, network, and innovate with one another. The event offers startups a chance to form partnerships, find financing, wor... (more available)
The Founder Institute, the world’s premier startup launch program, and Kworq, a creative agency creating digital brand stories and crafting killer experiences, have announced a global partnership aimed at providing Graduates of the Founder Institute the opportunity to create beautiful and cohesive brands in 2017. As part o... (more available)
Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth. The Startup Ecosystem Canvas seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every stage of their startup journey - from ideation to scaling - and outline a b... (more available)
Here at the Founder Institute, we know what it's like to market a startup on budget. The following is a guest post from Travis Levell, Founder of Project Pivotal where he goes over an effective strategy that will make it seem like you've got $5K to invest in marketing. Enjoy!
Every day thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs have n... (more available)
Diversity is a hotly debated topic in the startup world, and for good reason. While critics of diversity may argue that making startups more inclusive can result in the loss of talented employees, proponents of diversity argue that going the extra mile to recruit female workers yields a plethora of long- and short-term benefits ... (more available)
Keeping your finances in order can be tough to do. You probably have a pretty good understanding of where your finances stand from month to month, but wouldn't it be nice if you could not only track your finances but see your financial forecasts for the rest of the month and the upcoming future based on your current spendings an... (more available)
In this guest blog post, Shawn Parrotte, Marketing Manager at Designli and friend of the Founder Institute, explains the difference between traction and growth, as well as how founders can turn their company into a viable business.
Start-ups are unique because of their ability to scale exceptionally fast. Think a... (more available)
At the Founder Institute, our mission is “Globalize Silicon Valley” and empower talented and motivated people to build impactful companies that create one million jobs.
Since launching in New York City in 2009, the Founder Institute is proud to have helped entrepreneurs launch over 140 promising companies, many... (more available)
As smart phones continue to rise in popularity, so does the need for a more diverse array of smart phone apps. Because so many apps solve a variety of everyday problems, creating a multi-million user app is the goal of countless entrepreenurs.
But how does one go about conceiving an idea for an app that will attract a wide user... (more available)
Startups are popping up all over the world, even in regions that aren’t generally known their technological innovation. From the North America to Africa, from Europe to Australia, from South America to Asia, more and more cities are challenging Silicon Valley’s reputation as a global startup hub.
However, every city... (more available)
New York Founder Institute Graduate Ivan Stamatovski started Easy Aerial as a way to make his love of crafting flying robots, drones, an actual business. Easy Aerial is a unique company because unlike other drone manufacturers they create custom aerial solutions for a wide range of different industries. The level ... (more available)
Bootstrapping your company affords you more creative freedom in the overall direction of your company. However, relying on your own resources and funds to launch and run a startup comes with its own share of challenges.
Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of startup tools that are free or cost-effective for the budding entrepr... (more available)
The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 150 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)
Entrepreneurship is not fun and games, and as an early-stage entrepreneur, non-stop work and rejection will become your new normal.
If there’s one thing we have learned over seven years at the Founder Institute, with over 2000 companies launched, it is this:
In order to power through the hard times of entrepreneurship, m... (more available)
As a Graduate of the San Diego Founder Institute, Southern California startup InvolveSoft (formerly Glipped) streamlines social responsibility programs as a unique service few other companies accomplish.
In the past, the degree to which a company embraces social entrepreneurship relied upon their product offering. If a company&... (more available)
At the Founder Institute, 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, we achieved a lot of milestones towards this mission by 2016, especially in India.
As of 201... (more available)
Drawing from the old saying “when you’ve got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose”, Justin Wilcox encourages founders to recognize their most powerful asset in the early stages of starting up. He says by having nothing to lose, you are the most dangerous person in the room.
Establishing the foundation of your startup’s brand is an integral of part of a successful startup, but one that too many founders neglect. Not only does your startup’s brand foundation solidify what your company is and does, it defines nearly every aspect of the operational side of your company, from marketing to en... (more available)
The Founder Institute is the world’s premier startup launch program for talented entrepreneurs. If you are up to the challenge, our comprehensive step-by-step program will give you the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs you need to start an enduring company. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide.