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 2013-10-12

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

This week's top articles include how to storyboard your pitch in 10 steps, seven common dilemmas entrepreneurs face, why you need to learn how to code, one startup's tips for success, and more.

 

Check out our must read articles for the week of October 6 - October 12:


How to Storyboard Your Pitch Deck in 10 Steps
While working with AngelList, accelerators and startups, I've seen hundreds of pitch decks and been pitched to many times. A weak pitch is boring and awkward. A great story is electrifying. Here's how to build a great story into a pitch deck.
Seven Dilemmas for First-Time Entrepreneurs
In this post from his blog, San Francisco Founder Institute mentor, Rajesh Setty, outlines seven common dilemmas many new entrepreneurs face - and offers tips for how to cope with the inevitable uncertainty.
Fred Wilson: Wannabe Co-Founders Need to Learn How to Code

A few years ago, I was doing some sort of public speaking thing and during the Q&A, a young man asked me for advice for founders who aren't technical. I said, "If you aren't technical, I suggest you get technical." And I meant it. I learned to code when I was a teenager. It wasn't that hard. I think anyone who has the motivation to start a company can find the motivation to learn to code.

6 Tips for Startup Success: What Ansquick Took Away From Barcelona FI
Startup founders: Think twice before you get started - are you are really willing to do anything for your ambitions?  In this post from the Ansquick blog, Co-Founder and CEO, Rafael Calle, outlines 6 important points he took away from his four months at FI.

Comparing Entrepreneurs in the US and Asia
Adeo Ressi, CEO of The Founder Institute assesses the challenges of accessing capital in Asia compared to their U.S peers.

 

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