Shulman Rogers
Shulman Rogers, a full service law firm with nearly 100 attorneys, provides corporate services including business planning, mergers and acquisitions, securities, employment, intellectual property, immigration, government contracting, tax, telecommunications, cybersecurity, corporate governance, as well as other areas. In addition, the firm has vast experience in real estate transactions, both commercial and residential closings, leasing, landlord-tenant, commercial development, acquisition, sales and related matters. Our litigators offer extensive experience in complex litigation, and all methods of dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. Personal legal services include trust and estate planning, family law, real estate settlements, medical malpractice and personal injury.

Startup Our Vets

 

Through the Startup Our Veterans 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 Washington DC 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 "Startup Our Veterans" 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 FI.co/vets.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Saturday, April 30, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship.


Planning Solutions Group
Planning Solutions Group is a financial planning firm that specializes in developing innovative concepts for wealth creation and preservation. PSG is comprised of 3 partners with over 60 years of combined industry experience, a team of associate planners, and a dedicated support staff which includes two an attorney who provides advanced estate and tax planning solutions, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) for the development of creative investment strategies.

CONNECTPreneur

 

The CONNECTPreneur Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the  CONNECTPreneur Community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Washington DC Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Washington DC Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: CONNECTPreneur, a quarterly forum of 350+ top IT entrepreneurs and investors in greater Washington DC region. Through the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship, everyone from the CONNECTPreneur community is invited to apply to the Washington DC Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well ($1,650 value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by April 3, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship.


Adeo Ressi on Predicting Entrepreneurial Success - @Forbes Interview by @JJColao

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-11-21

One of the most distinctive tenets of the Founder Institute is the unique application process, which, as many of you may know, includes an hour-long aptitude test. A bit unconventional compared to our peers, the test aims to measure the success of potential and current participants of the Institute.

Our unique approach sparked the curiosity of Forbes writer J.J. Colao, who recently wrote an article entitled “Can An Hour-Long Aptitude Test Predict Startup Home Runs? Adeo Ressi Thinks So”. Colao interviewed the Founder Institute’s CEO, Adeo Ressi regarding the institute and the test, digging to the premise behind why it is an integral part of enrollment.

The basic premise of the test was originally to eliminate admissions bias - the fact that venture firms funded mostly 20-something white male Ivy League grads annoyed Ressi, hence he sought to develop a means of introducing diversity to the startup ecosystem. With over two years in use and over ten thousand test results measured, the Founder Institute and the test’s developer have determined that “entrepreneurs have more in common with artists than they do with managers" and don't always score highly on IQ or conscientiousness. A somewhat surprising find that indicates successful entrepreneurs lean more towards open mindedness, “a Big Five [personality] trait associated with curiosity, creativity and a penchant for novelty."

Any practice that is viewed as out of the ordinary naturally evokes some amount of skepticism, however, so far the the test has proven to be highly successful, and a great asset for predicting entrepreneurial success. To learn more about the aptitude test read the full article on Forbes here. The article will also appear in the December 10th print issue of Forbes Magazine.

Adeo Ressi on Predicting Entrepreneurial Success - @Forbes Interview by @JJColao

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