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.


Important Startup HR Lessons Every Founder Needs to Learn

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2016-03-16

Your company is only as good as the people building it. Hiring the right people is an expensive and time consuming process that is crucial to the success of a company. In the video below, Janet Van Pelt explains that “hiring great people is expensive, but hiring bad people is very expensive,” so it is important to invest the time, and energy upfront in the process. 

Janet Van Pelt is the CEO of the new cloud based college enrollment mangement service DualEnroll.com. Previously, she was the CFO of Webs.com, the CEO and Co-Founder of Echo 360, and the CEO of AnyStream Media.

In this talk, Janet shares the invaluable HR tips and lessons she gained from 20 years of building and growing technology companies.

Always choose temperament over skills. If you hire someone with the right temperament, you can teach them anything." - Janey Van Pelt

Janet is a mentor for the upcoming Spring 2016 semester at the Washington, D.C. Founder Institute, which is currently accepting applications. If you or someone you know could benefit from expert training and feedback to help launch a technology startup in Washington, D.C., then click here to apply today

 

View Janet Van Pelt - Hiring and Firing on Scribd

 

If you want even more expert startup advice, the Washington, D.C. Founder Institute is currently accepting applications. Apply today!


(Human resources and corporate hierarchy concept image by Shutterstock)

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