Shulman Rogers
Shulman Rogers, a full service law firm with nearly 100 attorneys, provides corporate services including business planning, mergers and acquisitions, securities, employment, intellectual property, immigration, government contracting, tax, telecommunications, cybersecurity, corporate governance, as well as other areas. In addition, the firm has vast experience in real estate transactions, both commercial and residential closings, leasing, landlord-tenant, commercial development, acquisition, sales and related matters. Our litigators offer extensive experience in complex litigation, and all methods of dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. Personal legal services include trust and estate planning, family law, real estate settlements, medical malpractice and personal injury.

Startup Our Vets

 

Through the Startup Our Veterans 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 Washington DC 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 "Startup Our Veterans" 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 FI.co/vets.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Saturday, April 30, 2016, using this link.


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


Click here to apply for the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship.


Planning Solutions Group
Planning Solutions Group is a financial planning firm that specializes in developing innovative concepts for wealth creation and preservation. PSG is comprised of 3 partners with over 60 years of combined industry experience, a team of associate planners, and a dedicated support staff which includes two an attorney who provides advanced estate and tax planning solutions, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) for the development of creative investment strategies.

CONNECTPreneur

 

The CONNECTPreneur Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the  CONNECTPreneur Community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Washington DC Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Washington DC Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: CONNECTPreneur, a quarterly forum of 350+ top IT entrepreneurs and investors in greater Washington DC region. Through the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship, everyone from the CONNECTPreneur community is invited to apply to the Washington DC Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well ($1,650 value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by April 3, 2016, using this link.


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


Click here to apply for the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship.


Grad Profile: Wedding app lets guests create and share memories from their mobile devices

Posted by Emma Tzeng on 2013-07-30

Grad Profiles highlight the personal and professional stories of Founder Institute Graduates from across the globe.

This profile on Wedding Party, a graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, was written by Emma Tzeng. Founded in 2012 by Ajay Kamat, Wedding Party creates mobile apps that help couples' wedding guests capture and share memories digitally.  

Weddings are classic and timeless, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be up-to-date with current technology. 

Wedding Party, founded by Ajay Kamat in 2012, makes weddings a little more connected and digitally-savvy by letting wedding attendees photograph and share their wedding memories straight from their mobile devices. Photos can then be viewed on Facebook, through an album on the Wedding Party website, or on the couple’s main MyWedding.com website. 

“Weddings are very social gatherings with a lot of positive emotions around the event,” Kamat notes. “The guests are capturing a fundamentally different perspective [than the hired wedding photographer]. It’s really fun content.”

With the rising popularity of photo-editing and sharing mobile apps such as Instagram and VSCOCam, mobile technology is undoubtedly making photography a little more accessible and social. Wedding Party essentially bridges these users’ love for mobile photography with the collective, intimate wedding experience by letting guests capture and share their favorite moments. 

Available on both iPhone and Android, the Wedding Party app has already been used at several hundred weddings across the U.S. and abroad since its launch in August 2012. User ratings for the app are nearly all positive across the board. 

While the app’s massive adoption rate may not be a huge shock--after all, an average of over 2 million weddings were held in the U.S. alone last year with an average guest list of 143 attendees per wedding--what did come as a surprise to the team was the timeline in which users started interacting with the app. 

“We saw that people were using us months and months in advance of their wedding,” Kamat tells TechCrunch. “They were using it to get their friends and family involved in the wedding experience early on. We’re seeing things like cake tastings, dress fittings, rehearsal dinners.”

As Kamat and his team continue to tweak the app to better accommodate their users, we can expect to see more improvements being made over time, making weddings even more shareable and interactive. 

 
 

Learn more about Wedding Party:

Grad Profile: Wedding app lets guests create and share memories from their mobile devices

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