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: OnePouch lets merchants leverage mobile to power their rewards programs

Posted by Emma Tzeng on 2013-09-26

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

This profile on Pouch, a graduate of the Jakarta Founder Institute, was written by Emma Tzeng. Founded in 2012 by Tami Abadi, Duck Le Tu, and Ilya Kravtsov, Pouch offers a mobile rewards-based mobile platform for businesses looking to nurture a loyal user base.  

To state the obvious, the mobile space is enormous: research from Cisco predicts that there will be more mobile devices on Earth than people by the end of this year. As more consumers interact with their mobile devices, it’s more crucial than ever for businesses to find ways to engage their customers via the mediums they already use, such as their smartphones and tablets. 

Mobile loyalty startup Pouch offers a rewards-based mobile platform for businesses looking to nurture a loyal customer base by leveraging mobile. With headquarters in Singapore and a regional office in Jakarta, Pouch already has a presence in over 25 shopping malls in Jakarta alone, representing over 70 brands. 

Pouch essentially enables customers to turn their smartphones into a personal loyalty card and collect stamps every time they shop. With Pouch, customers simply scan a merchant specific code to receive points, which they can later exchange for rewards in store. 

Beyond in-store spending, consumers can also rack up points by playing virtual games, answering surveys, and sharing their experiences with their social networks. This encourages more engagement with the brand even when the customer isn’t at its physical storefront and facilitates consumer-generated social buzz for businesses. 

Founded in 2012, Pouch was developed by Easy Touch, a mobile solutions company that specializes in social commerce mobile technology. Founders Tami Abadi, Duc Le Tu, and Ilya Kravtsov possess experience in management consulting in the telecommunications, media, and web spaces. 

Despite Pouch’s immediate success, the startup still has big plans for the future: it’s set its sights on worldwide expansion. In April 2013, Pouch finalized partnerships with several merchants in the Philippines and officially announced its presence there.

Pouch is completely free to download and use for customers, while merchants pay a set fee to use the app.

 
 

Learn more about Pouch:

Grad Profile: OnePouch lets merchants leverage mobile to power their rewards programs

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