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.


Sydney FI Grad, Cashtivity, Gets Support From Australian Government to Expand in US

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-12-05

This week, Cashtivity, a graduate of the Sydney Founder Institute, announced it has been awarded a prestigious Commercialisation Australia grant by the Australian Government to help with its expansion into the US. Cashtivity is an online place for collaboration and conversations around anything financial – for families, groups and classrooms. Read the press release below to learn more.

"In a few days, the Sydney cohort of the Founders Institute’s Spring 2013 program will graduate.  Amongst them will be Cashtivity –an education company which provides an innovative collaborative platform built entirely of apps to make it fun and easy for kids to learn how to build businesses.   Cashtivity is the world leader in providing experiential learning through apps. Today the company has announced the Australian Government has awarded it a prestigious Commercialisation Australia grant to help with its expansion into the US.

The Founder, Marissa Di Pasquale says: “We are stoked by the award. It gives us the opportunity to work with a group of innovators in San Francisco and bring Cashtivity to educators & kids around the world. The award is recognition that there is a huge demand for simple ways to help teachers and parents provide kids with hands on experience in business and financial matters.”

Education has now changed.  With it, is a recognition – in particular in the US, UK and Europe that entrepreneurship, business and financial literacy are core skills that all kids need to learn before they leave school. As Marissa says: “Learning business is now as important as learning English. ”

The Australian Government has mandated financial literacy in the National Curriculum. This will require students to experience how to build mini-businesses.

Cashtivity will be launching its digital Campus and its first global product – a Build a Business course – in early 2014. This follows extensive and rigorous pilot testing with students and teachers in Melbourne schools during 2013. It plans to release other education packages and courses to help with budgeting, goal setting, selling and business planning. The company has ambitions to develop a World Game. “ We want the game to connect kids around the world in a virtual marketplace where they will run businesses and participate in the world of work.” Marissa added: “We will want to  partner with the world’s best to help us build this game and bring it to market.”

The company has also announced it is raising its first round of seed funding." 

Click here to learn more about Cashtivity.

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