The Founder Institute has helped launch over 500 new technology companies across 26 cities and five continents.
Below is a roundup of Founder Institute Graduate news over the past two weeks:
- FI Grad SNTMNT tracks Twitter sentiment to help stock traders choose the best time to buy or sell (The Next Web): SNTMNT launched an API that can be used to monitor Twitter-based stock sentiment and give advice on whether to buy or sell stock on an hourly basis. SNTMNT and its founders are graduates of the Founder Institute.
- Silicon Valley Grad Udemy redesigns itself to promote student experience and content discovery (GigaOM): Udemy, an online video course startup, refashions its website to improve content discovery and student interactivity. Udemy and its founder are graduates of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute.
- Silicon Valley Grad Retailigence joins the run-up for the MobileBeat 2012 Innovation Competition (VentureBeat): Retailigence, a hyperlocal marketing platform that utilizes brick-and-mortar inventory data obtained directly from retailers to turn online consumers into offline buyers, joins the lists of finalists who will pitch on stage at the MobileBeat 2012 Innovation Competition. Retailigence and its founders are graduates of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute.