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.

Ravix
Ravix Group provides seasoned consulting expertise to outsource the finance, accounting and human resources functions for early-stage and middle market companies.

100 Vets

 

Through the 100 Vets 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 100 Vets 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 100 Vets Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, June 5th, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the 100 Vets Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the 100 Vets Fellowship.


100Vets
100Vets is a national coalition of entrepreneurship organizations whose mission is to help launch 100 Veteran led startups each year. Built upon a collaboration between the Founder Institute, Tech Shop, Victory Media and Vet-Tech, 100Vets aims to proliferate startup resources such as expert mentors, corporate partners and funding to help veterans achieve entrepreneurial success.

Inside FI: Build your Product #UX with Empathy for the User by @dweekly

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-03-09

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here

Many products fail to gain user adoption because they are built from the perspective of a technologist with unnecessary complexities. As David Weekly explains in the video below, it’s important to “make the main thing people do with your product as simple as possible” to attract users and give them a feeling of confidence. 

David Weekly is the founder of  PBworks and the HackerDojo . He is also partner at Mexican.vc,  and a cofounder of the SuperHappyDevHouse .  

In this talk from last year's San Francisco Founder Institute, David explains that the you need to build products with empathy for the user to create something that resonates. He discusses, minimalist design, how to make complex functionality discoverable, efficient product development, and user experience considerations. 

 

If you like the video below, follow David on Twitter at @dweekly.

Inside FI: Build your Product #UX with Empathy for the User by @dweekly

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