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.


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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