Shulman Rogers
Shulman Rogers, a full service law firm with nearly 100 attorneys, provides corporate services including business planning, mergers and acquisitions, securities, employment, intellectual property, immigration, government contracting, tax, telecommunications, cybersecurity, corporate governance, as well as other areas. In addition, the firm has vast experience in real estate transactions, both commercial and residential closings, leasing, landlord-tenant, commercial development, acquisition, sales and related matters. Our litigators offer extensive experience in complex litigation, and all methods of dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. Personal legal services include trust and estate planning, family law, real estate settlements, medical malpractice and personal injury.

Startup Our Vets

 

Through the Startup Our Veterans 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 Washington DC 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 "Startup Our Veterans" 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 FI.co/vets.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Saturday, April 30, 2016, using this link.


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


Click here to apply for the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship.


Planning Solutions Group
Planning Solutions Group is a financial planning firm that specializes in developing innovative concepts for wealth creation and preservation. PSG is comprised of 3 partners with over 60 years of combined industry experience, a team of associate planners, and a dedicated support staff which includes two an attorney who provides advanced estate and tax planning solutions, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) for the development of creative investment strategies.

CONNECTPreneur

 

The CONNECTPreneur Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the  CONNECTPreneur Community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Washington DC Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Washington DC Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: CONNECTPreneur, a quarterly forum of 350+ top IT entrepreneurs and investors in greater Washington DC region. Through the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship, everyone from the CONNECTPreneur community is invited to apply to the Washington DC Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well ($1,650 value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by April 3, 2016, using this link.


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


Click here to apply for the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship.


In Case You Missed It: This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-02-15

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

This week's top articles include an explanation of how to hire a programmer when you're not a programmer; advice on how to raise money through equity crowdfunding; a Mentor Minute video with Evernote CEO Phil Libin on being "epic"; and five common mistakes startups make when building for mobile.

Check out our must-read articles for the week of February 9th.

How to Hire a Programmer When You're Not a Programmer

Matt Linderman of Signal vs. Noise gives a detailed, step-by-step explanation on the key issues to consider when hiring programmers, especially if you are not one yourself. Interestingly, Linderman points out that many of the important factors are not technical ones as opposed to personality traits.

The Only Type of Startup Idea You Should Pursue

In this episode of the Mentor Minute, Phil Libin, founder and CEO of Evernote, urges entrepreneurs to pursue ideas that are "sufficiently epic" and not ones that could just potentially make money.

How to Raise Money Through Equity Crowdfunding

Shahab Kaviani of the Washington Post gives seven tips to startups on how to raise capital via the crowdfunding method. He points out that thanks to Title II of the JOBS Act, which was signed by President Obama in 2012, private companies can now publicly advertise their fundraising efforts.

How to Live in the Future

As an entrepreneur, its important to "live in the future", so that you can identify gaps, see what's missing, and increase your odds of building something meaningful. As LP Maurice blogs, "the entrepreneur closes gaps in the world between the future and the present."

The Five Mistakes Startups Make When Building for Mobile
As the head of engineering for Pivotal Labs Canada, Farhan Thawar has seen both effective and ineffective ways to handle a mobile build for startups. He cautions against the common misconceptions that newer companies waste time and resources on.

 

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