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: ReadyPulse helps brands generate real social media returns

Posted by Emma Tzeng on 2013-10-30

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

This profile on ReadyPulse, a graduate of the Seattle Founder Institute, was written by Emma Tzeng. Founded in 2012 by Dennis O'Malley and T Vinod Gupta, ReadyPulse helps brands and retailers use social media to get actual sales results.  

It’s long been known that customer testimonials and reviews drive conversions for potential customers: a 2012 study reveals that 58 percent of consumers trust businesses that have positive online reviews. 

As more and more consumers turn to online channels to finalize and carry out their purchasing decisions, businesses need to find new ways to encourage desired site behaviors by leveraging user-generated recommendations. ReadyPulse provides a full suite to help brands post their customers’ best content, including photos, videos, and testimonials, on different mediums such as websites, emails, and in-store displays. 

Founded in 2010 by Dennis O’Malley, T. Vinod Gupta, and Mihir Vaidya, ReadyPulse’s mission is to “transform online retail into a personalized, social, engaging experience.” It promises to increase conversions, social engagement, and web traffic, and its client list already includes major brands such as Under Armour, GoPro, and Cost Plus World Market. 

Based in Sunnyvale, CA, with an engineering office in Bellevue, WA, ReadyPulse was built to help brands and retailers use social media to get actual sales results instead of just more followers and fans. 

Originally, the startup was founded as a social analytics company. However, the company soon pivoted after its first client, Metal Mulisha, asked ReadyPulse to help it push some content from its most influential fan onto its social media channels and website. 

Similar to how ReadyPulse makes social listening possible for brands, the startup also listens to its customers: after seeing a jump in adoption from sports and fitness retailers, ReadyPulse recently launched its sponsored athlete management program, Pulse for Athletes. Pulse for Athletes helps brands measure the impact of their sponsored athlete programs to ensure that they are getting the returns they hoped for. 

As ReadyPulse continues to help businesses listen and leverage their most influential customers, we can expect to see more companies investing in customer feedback tools as a revenue generator. 

 

Learn more about ReadyPulse:

Grad Profile: ReadyPulse helps brands generate real social media returns

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