Amazon Web Services

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AWS スタートアップ支援プログラム "AWS Activate"
http://aws.amazon.com/jp/activate/

Microsoft

日本マイクロソフト株式会社
起業支援プログラム Microsoft BizSpark
http://www.microsoft.com/ja-jp/mic/bizspark/

MFクラウド会計

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MFクラウド会計 法人プラン6ヶ月分
https://biz.moneyforward.com

Chatwork株式会社
業務の効率化を目的としたクラウド型ビジネスチャットツール
http://www.chatwork.com/ja/

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http://urban-ii.or.jp/

Posted by Jonathan Greechan about 14 hours ago

Don’t "Look" for a Technical Co-Founder. "Earn" One with These Tips

Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.  A startup is a network of human relationships, often centered around the relationship between Co-Founders. As Misha Ch... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe 1 day ago

How to Skyrocket Past Your Crowdfunding Goal, with Dema Tio of Vibease

With more and more startups turning to crowdfunding to make their business ventures a reality, it’s important to know how to successfully launch a fundraising campaign in order to gain traction in today’s market. In the recent webinar hosted by the Founder Institute, “How to Raise a Successful Crowdfunding Camp... (more available)

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The Pros and Cons of Starting Up in Silicon Valley

The Founder Institute has graduated over 1,310 companies across 85 cities since 2009. As part of our efforts to accelerate exceptional Graduates to the next step in their development, we recently introduced the first-ever Founder Institute "Master Graduate EIR Program" that gathered top Graduates from across the globe to Silico... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-11-25

Get on the Rocket Ship! The Founder Institute is Hiring at our Palo Alto Headquarters

Are you interested in entrepreneurship? The Founder Institute (the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program) is the best place in the world to be immersed in the startup ecosystem and culture.   The Founder Institute is scaling up, and hiring for multiple roles in our Palo Alto office - includi... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe on 2014-11-25

FI Grad Pathgather Talks Social Learning with TechCrunch

In recent news, FI Grad and CEO of Pathgather, Eric Duffy, spoke to TechCrunch about his company’s vision and trajectory. Jonathan Schieber reports for TechCrunch in the article, “Pathgather Raises Looks to Bring Social Networking to Learning Management”. Pathgather and its Founder Eric Duffy are Graduates of ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-11-24

Take the First Step to Becoming an Entrepreneur at a Free Founder Institute Startup Event

The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 85 cities across six continents. These events are designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs improve their ideas and entrepreneurial skills, all in a low-pressure environment. At Founder Institute events, you can ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-11-24

Are You Ready to Become an Entrepreneur? Take Your First Step Here.

Are you thinking about leaving your job to start your own company? Don’t dive into the world of entrepreneurship just yet, as you should assess your goals and extensively test your startup idea in the real world before quitting your job. If you think you are ready to start up, follow the guideline below to begin your jour... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-11-21

Startup Lessons Learned at Google: Think Money Last and User First

Thomas Korte is a veritable expert in the world of startups and entrepreneurship. He is the Founder of AngelPad, a startup accelerator based in San Francisco and New York. Despite having only been around for a few years, AngelPad was named by MIT’s 2014 Accelerator Research as the #3 U.S. Accelerator, and was recogniz... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-11-20

Crowdfunding Campaign and Video Success Tips from Indiegogo’s Ben Bateman

Despite the abundance of stories of how startups far exceeded their crowdfunding goals, there are far more tales of campaigns that failed to match even the smallest target. Even worse, too little attention is given to just how much effort and tactical prowess is required when launching a successful crowdfunding campaign. Luckil... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-11-19

Silicon Valley’s Founder Institute Launches in Pakistan to Help Employees Launch Startups

The Founder Institute (www.fi.co), the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching a new chapter in Karachi, Pakistan. Although the Founder Institute operates across over 70 cities and six continents, the Karachi chapter will be the program’s first... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe on 2014-11-19

Retailigence partnership reported by Business Wire, Zirtual featured on Staffing Industry Analysts, and more Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs. Over the past week, Retailigence partnered with Aarki Studio, Zirtual received investment fr... (more available)

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Posted by Elisha Tan on 2014-11-19

3 Things I Learned From Running My Marketplace Startup

I’m a graduate of the Singapore Founder Institute and I founded Learnemy as part of the program. Learnemy is an online marketplace where people can find trusted instructors for sports, music and programming. There is a wealth of resources on how to run a marketplace, and I want to share the 3 things I’ve learned si... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe on 2014-11-19

4 Topica Founder Institute Grad Companies Secure Funding

The latest batch of 12  new companies from Topica’s Founder Institute, our Hanoi, Vietnam chapter, is a promising step in the right direction for the Vietnamese startup scene. TechinAsia editor Anh-Minh Do reports on the most recent Founder Institute Grads in the article, “The 12 new Vietnamese startups out of T... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-11-18

How to Get an Investor to Say Yes, by Adeo Ressi

“You never ask for something until you think you’re going to get a yes.” A rule Adeo Ressi, founder of Expansive Ventures and Founder Institute, recommends every entrepreneur follow when meeting with investors to obtain funding. Timing is everything, and if you meet with an investor prematu... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-11-18

Top Los Angeles Entrepreneurs

For the past several years, Los Angeles has been quickly making a name for itself in the global startup scene. From a rapidly expanding startup ecosystem to connections to the entertainment industry to a diverse customer-driven infrastructure, LA is a veritable hotbed of entrepreneurship. To prove LA’s worth as a haven fo... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-11-14

Startup Lessons Learned at Google: Give People a License to Dream

Thomas Korte is a veritable expert in the world of startups and entrepreneurship. He is the Founder of AngelPad, a startup accelerator based in San Francisco and New York. Despite having only been around for a few years, AngelPad was named by MIT’s 2014 Accelerator Research as the #3 U.S. Accelerator, and was recogniz... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-11-14

Ask an Expert: Choosing the Right Payment Software for Your Startup

From beginning to finish, launching a startup is a complex and laborious endeavor. Everyday is an adventure, and problems will arise quickly. How will you find solutions? By sourcing quick tips from founders who’re facing the same challenges as you. To offer assistance along your journey, the Founder Institute has gathere... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe on 2014-11-12

Zirtual featured on Business News Daily, Kindara featured on Gizmag, and more Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs. Over the past week, Zirtual was featured on Business News Daily, Kindara was featured on Giz... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-11-12

6 Startups That Can Improve Your Technical Skills

 The Founder Institute has helped entrepreneurs launch technology startups all around the world. The outcome has led to the creation of over one thousand companies that focus on the technological needs of people in a variety of industries, one being education. As an entrepreneur, aspiring or serial, it is essential to... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-11-12

How to Split Equity with Co-Founders

It's been well-documented that deciding to take on a co-founder can be a fruitful choice, improving the business prospects for many entrepreneurs. However, if one does partner up, there is one intimidating hurdle that must be overcome: Figuring out how to split equity. For those having trouble with this, Al Bsharah has one simpl... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe on 2014-11-12

FI Grad iCarsClub raises $60M, featured on TechinAsia

Last week, Singapore-based rental service iCarsClub officially secured a large second round of funding. Steven Millward for TechinAsia reports on the company's recent success in the article, "Two names, two countries, 120,000 cars, and $60M in funding, iCarsClub gets a fresh round".  iCarsClub and its Founder Edd... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-11-11

How to Exceed Your Crowdfunding Goals, According to Atif Noori of Emberlight

As crowdfunding continues to grow in popularity as a viable funding option for startups and small businesses, founders must constantly stay abreast of the tips and tricks to help them execute a successful crowdfunding campaign. For guidance on the ins and outs of launching and running a lucrative crowdfunding campaign, we look ... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-11-07

Startup Lessons Learned at Google: Hire for the Company, Not for the Job

Thomas Korte is a veritable expert in the world of startups and entrepreneurship. He is the Founder of AngelPad, a startup accelerator based in San Francisco and New York. Despite having only been around for a few years, AngelPad was named by MIT’s 2014 Accelerator Research as the #3 U.S. Accelerator, and was recogniz... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-11-07

Meet the Most Promising Los Angeles Founder Institute Graduates of 2014

The Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator, opened in Los Angeles in 2010, and since then, it has helped launch over 65 new technology companies in the area.  While almost all of the Los Angeles Founder Institute graduates are exceptional, there are a few who stand out. The graduates profiled below have... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2014-11-07

Which is the Right Startup Funding Option for You?

When running a startup a hurdle that most, if not all founders have to overcome is how to fund it. Raising funding is a challenging task for any founder, whether they are trying to do so from friends and family or venture capitalists. This infographic that we've designed explains the most common funding options for startups and ... (more available)

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