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.


Introducing the Top Eight Finalists for the 12th #FounderShowcase Pitch Competition

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-10-30

Today we are excited to announce the top eight finalists who will be competing in the 12th Founder Showcase Pitch Competition on November 7th. From what was once a pool of over 60 early-stage startups, these companies have outlasted several rounds of elimination and will now be coming together in San Francisco to battle it out on stage. 

If you thought the first part of the process was grueling, just wait. These eight early-stage companies will now have to bring it full force and impress not only an audience filled with hundreds of investors and press, but five top Silicon Valley VCs, including David Hornik and Katherine Barr, who will provide constructive criticism and valuable feedback. 

Our eight finalists represent a variety of countries and cities, and will join an audience of over 600+ international investors, press, and attendees. Together we will help launch several of these hopefuls to greatness. Until then, we look forward to hearing what they have to say and can’t wait to award one of these eight companies the title of Founder Showcase Champion.

To get in on the action as well as hear talks from keynote speakers David Sacks (Founder & CEO of Yammer) and Justin Moore (Founder & CEO of Axcient), purchase your tickets today


Listed below are the eight Founder Showcase Finalists.

 

 

Spikes (www.spikes.com)

Spikes is creating software to help large corporations address the   biggest security threat on their network, the browser.
   
 
 
Sortbox (www.getsortbox.com)
SortBox is developing an intuitive, cloud based software platform to help small businesses collect, screen and organize job applicants without the need for training or additional learning.
 
 
 
 
 HugeFan (www.hugefan.com)
HugeFan is developing an e-commerce platform to help touring performers make money for profit or cause with their superfans.
 
 
 
 
 iGenapps (www.igenapps.com)
iGenApps Inc is developing a mobile app to help smartphone and tablet users, with no programming skills, to create and generate content-driven mobile apps, for personal or business needs, with 4 simple steps and in less than 5 minutes.
 
 
 
HackerHires (www.hackerhires.com)
HackerHires is developing a hiring assessment tool to help technical recruiters to identify the best developer in their hiring funnel with realistic project-like challenges and live deployments of the results.
 
 
 
 
Writer.ly (www.writer.ly)
Writer.ly is developing a marketplace to help writers successfully publish their books by connecting them directly with the services and experts they need.
 
 
 
 
SeatAssignMate (www.seatassignmate.com)
 Airto is developing a web-based social seating check-in platform to
help air travelers use Facebook and LinkedIn to see who will be on
board their flight and to choose their seats.
 
 
 
 
 OnContracting (www.oncontracting.com)
OnContracting is developing an online marketplace to help skilled professionals find contract jobs at great companies by offering contract job related advice with user generated data and reviews.
 
 
 
 Get your tickets today for the 12th Founder Showcase.

Introducing the Top Eight Finalists for the 12th #FounderShowcase Pitch Competition

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