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.


The Top Entrepreneur Articles for Weekend Reading

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-04-26

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

This week's top articles include top tips to develop a startup idea; what startup pivoting really is and should do; a case for developing your product publically; and more.

Check out the top startup and entrepreneur articles from the week of April 20th.

Top Four Tips on How To Develop a Good Startup Idea

Budding founders on the path of entrepreneurship are more likely to create successful startups if they keep a few key ideas in mind, according to Matthew MacFarlane, investment director of Yuuwa Venture Capital. Here are MacFarlane’s four tips on how entrepreneurs can develop good startup ideas.

The Only Goal Pivoting Should Accomplish, According to Mike Maples Jr.

On this week's Mentor Minute, Mike Maples, Jr., Managing Partner of FLOODGATE, debunks the common ideas of pivoting and describes the true goal a startup should achieve by pivoting. Mike was recently ranked 14th on Forbes Magazine's Midas List as one of the top tech investors in the world.

Why you should build your product in public

Over on The Next Web, Ryan Hoover, the co-creator of Product Hunt and EIR at Tradecraft, talks about the benefits of building and developing your product in the public eye. He describes how he asked for comments from the public and received great feedback on mockups.

Things founders say to investors that are complete BS

In an going series called "Startups Anonymous" on Pando, an anonymous entrepreneur lists the common things startup founders say to potential and current investors that they consider fluff or even completely false. The writer also goes on to translate each comment into its true meaning.

It’s a f**king startup. Why are you here? -- We're here to Build

On the Betashop blog, Jason Goldberg, the Founder and Chief Executive at Fab writes a no-holds-barred look into the life at a startup and the experiences of an entrepreneur. He challenges others to reflect deeply on what their role, goal, or purpose is working on a startup company.

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The Top Entrepreneur Articles for Weekend Reading

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