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.

The Story Behind @AdeoRessi and the Founder Institute by @Founderly

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-05-31

Like most entrepreneurs, Adeo Ressi (the Founder Institute's Founder & CEO) has a pretty interesting story. Our friends at San Francisco-based FounderLY specialize in deep-diving the stories behind company founders, and last week they did just that in a series of video interviews with Adeo.

In the videos below, Adeo describes his first succesful entrepreneurial endeavor (printing ironic t-shirts in high school), his first significant exit ($650mm to AOL), his experience on the board of the X-PRIZE foundation, the industry problems that motivated him to launch TheFunded.com, and finally, the beginning and end game of the Founder Institute.

According to Adeo, "The Founder Institute's goal is to build an institution that changes entrepreneurship for the better by looking at data, by being brutally honest, and by helping the right people build the right businesses for the future.

The first video below focuses on Adeo's start as an entrepreneur, his involvement with the XPRIZE Foundation, and the creation of TheFunded.com; 

 

Part Two below focuses on the motivation behind, and the beginnings of, the Founder Institute, and the inner mechanics of the Institute's Predictive Admissions Test and data-driven culture;

 

Special thanks to our friends at FounderLY for the interview. Be sure to check out www.founderly.com to see video interviews with other top entrepreneurs, or follow them on Twitter at @founderly

The Story Behind @AdeoRessi and the Founder Institute by @Founderly

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