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.


This Week’s Top Knowledge Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-03-29

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

This week's top articles include a breakdown of the differences between internal ventures and external startups; a Mentor Minute explaining why startup research should be done from the get-go; a helpful investor update template; an analysis on the hardest funding round; and more.

Check out the best entrepreneur articles from the week of March 23rd.

Why Internal Ventures are Different from External Startups

Guest writing on Steve Blank's blog, Henry Chesbrough, the Faculty Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas Business School at UC Berkeley, makes the distinction between external startups, which are entirely separate projects pursued by a company, and internal ventures, which are endeavors that have to still navigate within the framework of the main entity.

Startup Research Isn’t Validation, It’s Where You Begin

On this week's Mentor Minute, Alejandro Rivas-Micoud, CEO of Userlytics Corporation explains why doing research should be a beginning point for your startup, not an ending justification. According to Alejandro, "What we really should be concentrating on is, 'Should we do this or should we not do this?'"

Startup Advisor / Investor Update Template

This is a very helpful public template licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that breaks down all the critical core components you'll need to update your investors.

Older Entrepreneurs Have the Advantage (Sorry, Silicon Valley)

Over on Inc., Ilan Mochari gives his take on the recent report that ageism is rampant in Silicon Valley and provides some further evidence that experience is actually much better for entrepreneurship than people might give it credit for.

The Hardest Round To Raise For Startups

Writing on his blog, Tomasz Tunguz analyzes Series A and Series B rounds of funding based on historical data dating back to 2005. He describes the various funding trends and speculates on why they might be happening, ultimately coming to the conclusion on which round is harder to raise.

Why Startups Must Build Online Influence

In a guest post on Millennial CEO, Ron Sela, a strategic content marketing manager, makes the case for startups to focus on their online social media influence. He also provides a quick breakdown of how to approach this and the resources startups will need to have sustained succeed.

 

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