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.


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

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-03-08

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

This week's top articles include a break down on the differences for women starting a technology company; a list of social media tools for entrepreneurs; and a Mentor Minute with Evernote CEO Phil Libin.

Check out our must-read articles for the week of March 2nd.

How Being a Female Tech Founder is Different

Rebekah Campbell describes from her personal experiences, being a woman in this endeavor can be very different and more challenging. Fortunately, as she says, "there are advantages in being a female technology entrepreneur" that make success very attainable.

Stop Waiting for Your Stroke of Genius

In this episode of the Mentor Minute, Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote dispels the myth of how startups come up with original ideas and describes a better way to do it instead. As Phil says, "A lot of people think that the way startups are started is that someone has a stroke of lightning and then they go do it. The reality is that this almost never happens."

How Clever Companies Are Using Circular Thinking To Get Ahead

Over at Fast Company Exist, Peter Lacy and Jakob Rutgvist describe five distinct business models that are enabling companies to use zero-waste principle while still maintaining good profits.

14 Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs for Managing Social Media

Stephanie Castillo of Entrepreneur Magazine has compiled a very helpful list of 14 tools that every entrepreneur can use to manage their social media networks. They include Google Analytics, Hootsuite, Buffer, and more.

Five Serious Financial Mistakes Bootstrappers Can Avoid

On the SKMurphy blog, Theresa Shafer breaks down some of the most serious, yet basic financial mistakes that can be easily avoided by entrepreneurs. The mistakes include using credit cards, not informing your spouse, and hiring employees too quickly.

 

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