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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.

Ravix
Ravix Group provides seasoned consulting expertise to outsource the finance, accounting and human resources functions for early-stage and middle market companies.

100Vets

 

Through the 100Vets 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 each chapter 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 100Vets 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 http://FI.co/vets.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the 100Vets Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, June 19th, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the 100Vets Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the 100Vets Fellowship.


How are we different?

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Posted by Adeo Ressi on 2009-04-22

The Institute is designed from the ground up to be something new. We don’t try to make ‘below market’ investments, like Y Combinator or TechStars. We’re not charging hundreds of dollars in fees to show up to one session, like the Entrepreneur Academy of the Keiretsu Forum. Building a company is rewarding and hard. We want to make it easier, while increasing the chances of success. It’s not about the money, the equity, or getting an edge.

It’s a philosophy: founder-centric.

Some potential partners have offered the Institute commission as part of the discount packages we are putting together for the Founders. We have asked these partners to apply any commissions towards a bigger discount. We have instructed our lawyers to eliminate all language from Institute agreements that does not help the Founders today and in the future.

Here are some other ways that the Institute is different:

  • The Institute does not encourage Founders to quit their day job, put their livelihood at risk, or live on reduced incomes by the Founder Institute - unlike other incubators.
  • The Institute focuses Founders on critical company-building assignments that will directly benefit the resulting businesses.
  • The Institute mentors Founders to complete the company-building assignments at a fraction of the traditional cost, and at a high quality level.
  • The Institute works to protect the equity and value created by the Founders first and foremost - versus protecting the interest of the investors or the incubator.
  • The Institute shares upside from participating Founders and Mentors in the program, creating a pool of shared value for everyone involved.
  • The Institute helps Founders secure investment at market rates and under the best possible terms - instead of forcing a valuation or equity purchase at too early a stage.
  • The Institute sets up regular meetings with investors and the public - versus one major demo day at the end of the program.

How are we different?

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