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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, June 19th, 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.


Getting to Know Your Startup’s Customers and Competitors, by @tamccann

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-10-25

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In this talk from Seattle Founder Institute, T.A. McCann highlights the importance of understanding both your customers and competitors in depth. He also stresses the value of knowing your influencers, being an expert in your space, and expanding your tribe by trading value for value.

T.A. McCann is the CEO and founder of Gist, a program designed to help you build stronger relationships with contacts from across the web. His past experience includes entrepreneur-in-residence roles at both Vulcan Capital and Polaris Venture Partners, as well as senior positions at Microsoft.

T.A. is also a mentor for the upcoming Seattle Founder Institute, which is currently accepting applications for the Autumn Semester. If you could use expert training, feedback, and support to launch a technology company in Seattle, then apply today. The Final Application Deadline is Sunday, November 10. 


If you like the video below, follow T.A. on twitter @tamccann.


                              

 


                               

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