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 Year, New Mission. One Million Startup Jobs... Can it be done?

Posted by Adeo Ressi on 2014-01-02

Four years ago, we launched the Founder Institute with a vision to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. We wanted to do this at scale, so our original mission has been to create 1,000 of these companies each year.

Launching 1,000 companies each year seemed like an unachievable goal just four years ago, but, in 2013, we launched our 1,000th company overall. We will help launch 1,000 more companies in 2014.

So, it’s time to revisit our mission, and we want to set another equally ambitious goal now:


To Globalize Silicon Valley and build sustainable startup ecosystems that will create ONE MILLION new startup jobs
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Jobs provide a measurement of success that transcends the various socio-economic and political circumstances in the many countries where we operate. If we can help build great companies, they will go on to create dozens, hundreds or even thousands of jobs each. The Institute has already helped create over 10,000 jobs to date. Reaching a number like 1,000,000 will require significant work, organization and help from others.

  • We need leaders in cities to help startups.
  • We need evangelists to promote joining startups, and we need to grow our own team in Mountain View, California.
  • We'll need to launch thousands of companies each year, and we need our Graduates to achieve unprecedented success.

 

There will be many unknowns, and achieving this mission is not certain. 

I like to tell Founders in the program, "dream big and die trying.” We are setting off on a journey to do something big, and it would not be possible without your help and support. May you achieve your dreams in 2014!

 

- Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute 

- P.S. Help us spread the word!

New Year, New Mission. One Million Startup Jobs... Can it be done?

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