WSGR
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.

CodigoDelSur
CodigoDelSur is a designer and developer of digital products. Having worked with Founder Institute startups in the past, they come as a highly recommended Founder Institute referral. They are composed of highly skilled software, web, and mobile app developers, who are excited to incorporate the latest technologies into the applications they develop.

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, December 11th, 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.


Xero
Xero is everything you need to run your business financials. Work with a beautiful small business accounting software complete with accounting, invoicing, payroll, inventory and more. Xero seamlessly integrates with over 500+ business apps, including CRM, point-of-sale, time tracking, ecommerce, just to name a few. Join the 700,000+ businesses using Xero in more than 180 countries.

Startup Weekend

 

Through the Startup Weekend Fellowship, members of the Startup Weekend Community who want to start a technology company can apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.



Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Weekend Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, December 11th, 2016, using this link.


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


Click here to apply for the Startup Weekend Fellowship.


New York FI Grad, Kindara, Raises $370k

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-11-20

New York Founder Institute graduate, Kindara, announced today they have received $370k in funding via Angellist - half of their current fundraising goal. The team released this update this morning, explaining their progress and what they plan to do with the round.

"We are stoked! Last week we closed $370,000 in new investment, which is about half of the funding round we’re currently raising!

We’ve just announced this funding round on AngelList (You’ll notice some exciting new product plans on our profile) – please help us spread the news by following us and sharing us with your followers:

The majority of this investment came from our amazing current investors; however we did add some very smart new folks whom we’re *delighted* to have on our team (check AngelList to see who – and follow and share us while you’re there).

This next year is going to be a breakout year for us and the whole team here is excited about what we’ve got in store! Here’s what’s happening these days at Kindara:

Our Big Audacious Goal is to close a total of $750,000 by the end of the year. We’re going to use the money to bring our first hardware product to market in early 2014. We’ve got over $400k committed already, and are working to close out the rest.

Half way there…

  • This is an exciting round for us – these funds will propel our first hardware device to market, generating significant revenue and setting the stage for our future products.
  • If you have friends or colleagues interested in connected devices or women’s health, send them our way.


We’re currently focused on the the following major goals:

  • Meeting our funding goal by the end of the year.
  • Increase first week user engagement with our app by a further 10%.
  • Finish the design and factory selection for our hardware device.


Our pregnancy rate is increasing – we’re now responsible for an average of 40 successful conceptions every DAY!

  • Our pregnancy rate has increased by over 50% in the last few months.
  • The prediction we added in the last version of Kindara is working its magic.
  • Coming up, we’ve got some great social features that our users are going to love. User generated content here we come.


Kindara users are some of the most engaged app users anywhere. Most of them use the app every single day or multiple times per day.

  • Most of our users use Kindara every day and we’re focusing on making the app even more engaging and fun.
  • Our engaged users will get first dibs when we launch our hardware device next year.


We’re making progress on getting more and more positive ratings and reviews:

  • We’re currently maintaining a superb 4.8 out of 5 star rating in the App Store.
  • Next up we’re planning a big change to our customer support infrastructure aimed at reducing response times and improving customer satisfaction even further."

Congratulations, Kindara!

 

Kindara is an app that helps women monitor their fertility and increase their chances of conceiving. They are a graduate of the New York Founder Institute, which is currently accepting applications for the Winter 2013 Semester. If you could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a startup in New York, click here to learn more and apply today.

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