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.


Founder Showcase CrowdPitch Competition Winner is @jobFig

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-11-06

With the CrowdPitch Competition, anyone who purchases a Founder/CEO or table ticket has an opportunity to pitch on stage in front of hundreds of investors, founders, and press at the Founder Showcase event.  

Simply purchase a ticket, and submit your best one-sentence pitch in the comments below. Then, based on pitch popularity and our judging, we will select the top pitch on Tuesday, November 6th, and that company will get to pitch on stage at the 12th Founder Showcase on November 7th.

No other event gives attendees access to so much.

 

UPDATE: 

After more than 35 pitches and 1200 votes, the winner of the 12th Founder Showcase CrowdPitch Competiton is jobFig. Here is their winning one-sentence pitch; 

 

My company, jobFig, is developing the eharmony for jobs to help candidates and companies find the best matches with each other using behavioral analytics developed on top of 30 years of peer-reviewed research.


Congratulations to Ravi Mikkelsen and jobFig, who will get to speed pitch the crowd at tomorrow's event!

 

There were several great pitches, so this was a hard decision. Honorable mentions include; 

My company, MailGapp, is developing a mobile app to help busy professionals recapture wasted time spent checking the mailbox by viewing and managing their postal mail through our patent pending cloud based technology.

My company, Venio, is developing a personalized nutritional guide to help those struggling to become healthy in the increasingly complicated and stressful world of health, with personalization around people's tastes, habits, and preferences.

My company, Socialyzer, is developing a revenue performance management platform for social media to help businesses & marketers use social data to sell more products/services with our predictive algorithms that tell them how to engage which customers, on which channels, and with which message.

 

The 12th Founder Showcase event is on Wednesday, November 7th in San Francisco, and will feature David Sacks (Founder & CEO of Yammer) and Justin Moore (Founder & CEO of Axcient) as Keynote Speakers.  We are expecting over 600 investors, founders, and press in attendance. Get your tickets now at http://foundershowcase.com/tickets

 

Thanks to everyone who participated, and if you need helping developing a strong one-sentence pitch for your company, we highly reccommend following the format and video explained below: 

 

My company, __(insert name of company)__,
is developing
__(a defined offering)__
to help
__(a defined audience)__
__(solve a problem)__

with
__(secret sauce)__.

 

For more pointers, check out this short video of Adeo Ressi explaining the one-sentence pitch format. 

Founder Showcase CrowdPitch Competition Winner is @jobFig

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