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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.

Best Practices for Pitching to Journalists and Media, by Robin Wauters

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-10-25

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In this talk from the Brussels Founder Institute, Robin Wauters advises founders on the best practices for pitching to journalists and media. As an experienced journalist with a large international audience, Wauters recommends finding a way to differentiate your pitch from the hundreds of others journalists receive daily. He says “our job is to find needles in haystacks – you have to know what the audience is interested in and learn how to sell yourself accordingly”. 

Robin Wauters is the European editor of the leading global technology news site The Next Web and a former senior editor at TechCrunch. In addition to being a one of Founder Institute’s most popular mentors, Wauters is a seasoned entrepreneur, angel investor, and an advocate for startups in the European startup ecosystem. 

Finishing up his talk with an engaging Q&A session, Robin impresses upon founders that it's imperative not to try and convince anyone that your company is unique – inevitably it suggest that the market is either non-existent or simply not interesting. He also stresses the importance of perfecting your pitch via email just as you would in the elevator. After all, in each scenario, you only get one chance to do it right. 

The Brussels Founder Institute is accepting applications until Sunday, October 28th. If you or someone you know could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a technology startup in Brussels, click here to apply. Final applications are due this Sunday, October 28th. 

If you like the video below, follow Robin on Twitter @robinwauters

 

                  

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