Microsoft BizSpark - Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business. Microsoft BizSpark is a worldwide partner of the Founder Institute, providing software, support, facilities, and mentoring to many entrprenuers within the Fouder Insitute network. Learn more about our partnership here, and sign-up for BizSpark here.


 

Créée en 1989, Brunswick Société d’Avocats accompagne ses clients - investisseurs financiers et PME françaises et internationales et leurs dirigeants - dans leur quotidien et dans leur développement. Ses équipes interviennent en droit des sociétés, fusions acquisitions, capital investissement, droit boursier et marchés de capitaux, droit fiscal, droit social, droit des entreprises en difficulté, contentieux du droit des affaires et droit de la propriété intellectuelle. 




Cap Digital est le pôle de compétitivité de la filière des contenus et services numériques. Ses 9 communautés de domaine regroupent : 620 PME, 20 grands groupes, 50 établissements publics, écoles, et universités ainsi que 10 investisseurs en capital. Cap Digital oeuvre à faire de la Région Île-de-France l’une des références mondiales du numérique, tant d’un point de vue industriel que stratégique.


  

Lawways a développé une expertise pointue axée sur la négociation et la rédaction de tous types de contrats, liés aux domaines des nouvelles technologies, et plus particulièrement en matière de software, pour des groupes français et internationaux. Le cabinet accompagne tous ses clients dans leurs projets de développement et de création de valeur, principalement dans le secteur des services et en particulier celui des nouvelles technologies. Ses compétences l’amènent à être régulièrement face aux cabinets leaders du marché.


 

ISART DIGITAL  is a leading Institute, speis based in Paris and has developed strong links with the best international Video Game and CG animation studios : Blizzard, Ubisoft, Pixar, cialised in Video Game and CG Animation. The School Double Negative, Mikros, Buf... The School's reputation is also based on its students’ projects (44 awards in 7 years and many commercialisations) and its international partnerships with the best Japanese schools, NCC and Tokyo University of Technology.


 

This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-09-15

Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with the Founder Institute network.

This week's top articles include an entrepreneur's playbook to starting up on the cheap, why pivoting can lead you to your target customer base, 6 myths entrepreneurs should avoid, and more.

 

Check out our must read articles for the week of September 8 - September 14:


Your Playbook to Starting Up On the Cheap: 10 Steps to Launch for Less Than $1,500 (Infographic)
The Founder Institute, an early-stage startup accelerator in Mountain View, Calif., put together the infographic below detailing 10 steps for launching a business for under $1,500. The Founder Institute advocates getting your product out on the market as soon as possible so that you can get feedback from your customers and test your assumptions before losing time or money.
The Existential Entrepreneur: I Am Therefore I Pivot
In this post from his blog, John P. Muldoon (Co-Director, Dublin Founder Institute), outlines a talk by Paul Daniel, explaining why pivoting can lead you to the right product and the right customers.
6 Business Success Myths Entrepreneurs Must Avoid
All true entrepreneurs operate off a set of tenets that are built into their psyche, or drilled into them from training and mentors. These are represented by sayings like “You never get anywhere unless you take a chance” and “Passion and persistence are the keys to success,” Unfortunately, there are still other old, reliable tenets that don’t work anymore.
10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Day Job to Run Your Own Company

The dream of being one's own boss is what leads many people to start businesses, but leaving your bread-and-butter job to fulfill that vision is a move that shouldn't be made hastily.
Female Entrepreneurs Go Beyond "Cookies and Crafts"
In the 1990′s, if you asked most women business owners what their dreams were, they’d say they just want to be able to support themselves and their families. The times have changed. Today, women have bigger dreams and seek to grow their businesses to the maximum level. However, many are still saddled with an outdated perception about their roles in business and contributions to the economy, despite tremendous growth over the past decade.

 

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