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Washington DC Autumn 2013
Sessions: 2013-11-19 - 2014-03-04
Our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley by creating and fostering local startup ecosystems in promising markets across the globe. We aim to help launch 1,000 technology companies per year in over 75 cities worldwide.
Wedding Party Raises a $1mm Seed Round and Zirtual Steals the Spotlight on CBS News and the WSJ
The Founder Institute has helped launch over 750 new technology companies across 40 cities and five continents.
Below is a roundup of Founder Institute Graduate news over the past two weeks:
- Silicon Valley grad, Zirtual, featured on the Wall Street Journal: busy professionals are turning to virtual assistants to save time (WSJ); Zirtual pairs busy professionals with virtual assistants.
- Seattle Grad, PetHub, expands pet-finding service to Europe (GeekWire); PetHub is a startup dedicated to helping pet owners located lost pets. Their unique pet ID tags help pets get home safer and faster.
- Silicon Valley grads raise $1mm seed round for their latest venture, Wedding Party (TechCrunch); Wedding Party is an app that allows wedding goers to share photos of the big day to a communal Facebook photo album.
- Denver graduate, iGivefirst, aims to increase online donations with give button (Built in Denver); iGivefirst allows news readers to donate to natural disasters and important causes with the click of a button.
- CBS News New York reports on the growing popularity of Zirtual Assistants (CBS); Zirtual pairs busy professionals with virtual assistants.