Holland & Knight
Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and other professionals in 20 U.S. offices, as well as Bogotá and Mexico City. Among the nation's largest law firms, Holland & Knight provides representation in business, litigation, real estate and governmental law. Our Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Team advises a broad array of emerging companies on a local, national and global scale through each stage of their life cycles. Our clients are engaged in a variety of technology-related industries.

DESIGNATION
DESIGNATION is a design bootcamp that trains people of all experience levels to be UI/UX designers over 12 weeks in Chicago. The program is a fast paced, high intensity experience that immerses students in a creative, collaborate environment in order to produce extraordinary results in a highly concentrated timeframe.

Pasquesi Partners
Pasquesi Partners LLC is a boutique firm offering a modern approach to accounting and tax services for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Personal attention, responsiveness and quality are the cornerstones of our relationships. We simplify the lives of individuals and small business owners and take care of the accounting, taxes, bookkeeping, payroll, and billing so they can focus on what will grow their business. Pasquesi Partners use secure cloud based technologies so business owners know the financial status of their business.

100Vets

 

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.


Chicago Founder Institute Opens Applications for the Fall 2015 Semester

Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-07-20

Since launching in Chicago in 2012, the Founder Institute has graduated over 50 companies in the region, including some of the area's fastest-growing startups like Better Weekdays, DigitalGroundUpEasy Beautyand more. In addition, our efforts in Chicago have also been profiled by several top media channels, including BuiltInChicago, The New York Times, and more.

Today, the Founder Institute is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Chicago Summer 2016 Semester!

If you could benefit from expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Chicago, click here to apply today

Those who apply by the Early Admissions Deadline (2016-06-05) will have their application fees waived (typically $50) and are eligible for Founder Institute Fellowships

The Founder Institute is the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, with over 2,002 graduate companies spanning 135+ cities worldwide. In our four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs "learn by doing" and launch a company through structured training courses and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, you are not required to quit you day job to participate, so you can begin testing and developing your startup ideas without putting your livelihood at risk.

In order to celebrate the launch, the Chicago Founder Institute will several free startup events for the general public, where you can meet top entrepreneurs and learn more about the program: 


The Chicago Chapter will be led by local leader Jason Jacobsohn, Managing Director of Reliable Venture Partners and an advisor to over 100 emerging businesses on investment and strategy.

In addition, some of Chicago's top entrepreneurs will help teach founders in the program, including: 

  • Aaron Dallek: CEO & Co-Founder, Opternative
  • Aidan Salvi: Founder, Wesapi Technologies
  • Andrew Kucheriavy: CEO, Intechnic
  • Charles Kwon: Managing Director, Bridge Partners
  • Daniel McCormick: Founder, Kapow
  • David Culver: Co-Founder, Adventerra
  • David Douglas: Founder & CEO, Yolobe Inc.
  • Emerson Spartz: CEO, Dose
  • Eric Broughton: Entrepreneur in Residence, Fraser McCombs Capital
  • George Deeb: Managing Partner, Red Rocket Venture Partners
  • Jason Weingarten: Co-Founder and CEO, Yello
  • John R Dallas Jr: Founder and Chief Alignment Officer, Hillview Partners Network LLC
  • Lane Campbell: CTO, Vue Ventures
  • Lina Pakrosnyte: CEO, Urban Leash, Inc.
  • Louis Morales: Co-Founder, Lumia Marketing
  • Michael Carruth: President/Founder, Fiodan Corporation
  • Patricia Riskind: Chief Client Experience Officer, Press Ganey Associates
  • Rajesh Voddiraju: Founder & CEO, HealthiPASS Inc
  • Reva Minkoff: Founder and President, DigitalGroundUp Inc. and Digital4Startups Inc.
  • Ronald Franczyk: CTO & Founder, Red Foundry
  • Ross Kimbarovsky: Founder and CEO, Startup Foundry
  • Ryan Jeffery: Co-Founder & Partner, Roniin
  • Steven Jones: VP of Strategic Development, SpringCM
  • Vishal Shah: CEO, LearnCore
  • William Furlong: President, WKJF Digital
  • Zhu Song Mei: Founder & CEO, BigMarker.com

  • And many more to be announced.

 

                                  We hope you will join us in Chicago and launch a company in 2015.


   

Chicago Founder Institute Opens Applications for the Fall 2015 Semester

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