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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-22

How to Increase Brand Awareness for a Product

Every product needs significant brand awareness for it to catch on with the general masses, even the strongest products. And while it may be easy to assume that a great offering will sell itself, this is rarely, if ever, true. But how do you entice complete strangers to fall in love with your product? This guest post from Jeremy... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-21

Founder Institute to Host Webinar with Top Graduates

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier startup launch program, is proud to host a Graduate panel as part of its popular webinar series. This panel will feature some of the top companies that have graduated from the Founder Institute who will discuss their experience participating in FI's intensive program, lessons... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-20

Then & Now: A Look at the Progress of the 1st FounderX Companies

Last May, the Founder Institute hosted its first ever FounderX event, in which 42 top up-and-coming FI Graduates from across the globe were invited to participate in a "FounderX Advisory Program". This exclusive program was reserved for FI Graduates on the cusp of significant growth, providing them with valuable office hours an... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-20

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

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 Cairo, Egypt. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Cairo after a successful test launch this season attracted over 350 potential app... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-20

Learn How to Build Your Local Startup Ecosystem with the Founder Institute

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 Jonathan Greechan on 2016-09-19

Attend a Free Founder Institute Event and Learn from Top Startup Experts

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 2016-09-19

7 Effective Tools to Solve Your Startup Problems

Launching and running a successful startup requires many skills and talents, like resourcefulness, dedication, intelligence, and many others. However, even the most brilliant founders need resources to help them with their entrepreneurial endeavors, which is why Arjun Setia of ProofHub has written this guest post that lists... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-19

Silicon Valley Startup Lily profiled by Huffington Post

For Purva Gupta (founder of Lily) and many other women, buying clothing is not always a pleasant experience and can be a very stressful for them due to their own self-perceptions and societal perceptions of their bodies. Gupta knew that there must be a better way to shop for clothing so she went out and created it... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2016-09-19

How To Secure A Lead Investor

You’ve created an amazing founding team, you’ve built a brilliant product that has been gaining a lot of traction, and now you’re looking to expand your company. How do you continue to build your business? By searching for a lead investor in your next funding round. The lead investor is the first step in the p... (more available)

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Posted by Jensen Hsiao on 2016-09-15

How to Get Your Product to Tell Your Story - Insights from Jason Calacanis

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. For more videos on the "Startup Movers, Builders, & Shakers" series visit our FITV YouTube Channel. Recently, we w... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-14

What’s Going On with Entrepreneurship and Immigration

Immigration is a controversial topic these days, but few people are talking about its effect on the international startup scene. As the world of entrepreneurship continues to become more global and diverse, more and more startups are searching outside of their cities to expand their teams. But what are governments doing to help ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-13

Founder Institute to Host Second ‘FounderX’ Gathering of its Global Startup Network

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier startup launch program, is proud to host its second ever FounderX event, a private gathering of the FI Network in Silicon Valley that will bring together some of the biggest industry leaders from around the world. This 3-day long event, held on October 5 - 7, 2016, will feat... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-12

Calling Members of the Founder Institute Network - Exclusive Invite to Join the Startup League!

The Startup League is a unique initiative providing marketing support to promising and disruptive startups from The Founder Institute. Benefits include Event Sponsorship, Media mentions, VIP access to high valued domains and more! Marketing is ancillary to the core functions of any startup. If done right, at each stage mar... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-12

How to Build a Product People Love - Insights from Phil Libin

Building a product that people like is hard, but building a product that people love is even harder. However, regardless of how challenging the product development process is, it is possible to create an offering that resonates with a wide audience, if somewhat improbable. Luckily, this blog post features a wealth of product-bui... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-12

Silicon Valley Startup RigPlenish Launches at Y Combinator S16 Demo Day 2

One of the world's most prestigious startup schools, Y Combinator, helped facilitate the launch of RigPlenish, a new technology startup that aims to seriously cut down the time it takes ambulances to fill out their paperwork through automation, on the second day of their Summer 2016 demo series.  RigPlenish was f... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2016-09-12

4 SaaS Tricks to Increase Your Customer Engagement and Retention

The following is a guest post from Dave Schneider, of Ninja Outreach. The post covers 4 techniques that they are currently using to increase their customer engagement and retention. Use this real life actionable business advice to increase your customer retention and engagement. Enjoy! At NinjaOutreach, our blogger prospecting ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-08

Why You Need Asset Protection for a Sustainable Startup

While the difficulties of starting a tech company from scratch are well documented, that doesn't stop budding founders from around the world trying to make a name for themselves in the startup world. However, if the multitude of tasks related to launching a startup don't scare you, there are still plenty of dangers lurking right... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-08

The Eating Habits of a Successful Entrepreneur

So much has been written about the traits and skills one must have to be a successful entrepreneur that it’s easy to forget that sometimes it is the little things in life that lead to the greatest success. In Entrepreneur Habits, we provide you with simple yet effective habits that any fledgling founder can employ in... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-06

Founder Institute Partner Lifograph Hosts a Discussion About Fundraising & Partnerships

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. Lifograph is hosting a special s... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-09-06

The Boston Startup Ecosystem Canvas: A List Of 500+ Startup Resources In Boston

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, and outline a basic framework for communiti... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2016-09-05

Don’t "Look" for a Technical Co-Founder - "Earn" One with These Tips

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.  A startup is a network of human relationships, often centered around the relationship between Co-Founders. As Misha Ch... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-04

4 Signs It’s Time to Focus on Your Startup Full Time

For many budding founders, launching a company is a gradual process as many of them have full time jobs and must gracefully transition from employees to entrepreneurs. However, at some point a founder must make the decision to quit their job and focus exclusively on their own growing company. If you're not sure when to make the ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-09-01

Founder Institute Partner Lifograph Hosts 2 Workshops on Raising Money & Negotiating Term Sheets

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. Lifograph is hosting two St... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-08-31

How to Build Your Local Startup Ecosystem

"Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together." - Paul Ryan As an entrepreneur, you probably have more than enough to keep you busy. Whether you’re a successful founder with several companies under your belt or getting ready to launch your first startup, ... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2016-08-31

40 Million+ Raised: A View of the Founder Institute’s Progress in Europe 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, we achieved a lo... (more available)

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