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Posted by Taylor Joliffe about 3 hours ago

7 Great Reasons Why You Should Start A Business In Brussels

As the capital city of Belgium and a cultural hotspot of Europe, Brussels is a strong contender for places to launch your startup. Their combination of support networks, international mindedness and location is hard to beat. Whether you're already living in the city or are looking for a great place to launch your business, Bruss... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza about 20 hours ago

LetsLunch highlighted in Forbes, Up Performa wins big at an Osaka event, 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, LetsLunch was highlighted in Forbes, Up Performa wins big at an Osaka ev... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan about 21 hours ago

How to Win Friends and Influence Bankers

Handling the finances of a growing startup can be an incredibly daunting task for most, if not all, founders. Luckily, Dawn Fotopulos, an experienced entrepreneur and small-business turnaround expert who has rescued hundreds of small business from financial disaster, has taken the time to delineate some basic concepts to help th... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan 1 day ago

Top Local Entrepreneurs Pledge to Support a Founder Institute in Los Angeles

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, is in the final stage of testing demand for opening a new semester in Los Angeles for the Spring of 2014.  The testing phase ends soon (2014-11-02), so if you'd like to help bring a new semester to Los Angeles, please fill ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan 1 day ago

How to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign, featuring FI All-Star Grads

By the end of 2014, crowdfunding is estimated to add at least 270,000 jobs and inject more than $65 billion into the global economy. In short - if you are an entrepreneur and are not yet paying attention to crowdfunding, you should.  Many Founder Institute Graduates across the globe are using crowdfunding, and on the ... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan 1 day ago

How Darma Raised $100K in the First Day of their Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstarter campaigns are often employed by entrepreneurs to showcase their products online through videos, graphics, and text on one page. Founders can set funding goals and deadlines, obtaining backers (supporters) who donate money to help creators launch their product or creative project. Some campaigns fail miserably using ... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Joliffe 2 days ago

FI Grad Spikes Security raises $11MM, featured on Forbes

Spikes Security has raised $11 million in funding, as reported by Ben Kepes of Forbes in the article “Spikes Security Raises $11m To Remove Endpoint Browsers And Replace Them With Something Better”. Spikes Security and its Founder Branden Spikes are Graduates of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute. Spikes, the for... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2014-10-29

How Networking Incorrectly is Holding Your Career Back

When trying to advance your career, making connections is an essential part of being successful. But even if you do regularly make new connections, it is also very important to develop your relationships with the people that you are networking with. Not only can this enrich your personal life, but can improve your career by leap... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-28

Five Reasons Why Los Angeles is Perfect for Tech Entrepreneurs

While not as established in the world of entrepreneurship as its Northern California counterpart Silicon Valley, Los Angeles has been making a name for itself in the global startup scene over the past several years. Want to start up in L.A? Get started today by applying to the Los Angeles Founder Institute. If you're not convi... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-28

Last Chance to Help Bring the Founder Institute to Los Angeles

The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Startup Accelerator, is in the final stage of testing a Los Angeles Winter 2015 (Exploratory) semester.  The testing phase ends 2014-11-02, so if you'd like to help bring this great program to Los Angeles, please fill out this form today and then spread the word. In the Founder Institute's... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-10-27

Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur at a Free Founder Institute 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 Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-23

Are Cofounders Necessary?

There is no "one right way" to build a company.  As a result, entrepreneurs seeking guidance will always be given contradictory advice on how to build their business, from both "experts" and the uninformed alike. Ultimately, it is up to the entrepreneur to evaluate the opinions they receive and pursue the path they feel is... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-22

Crafting the Perfect Pitch: How to Find Your Secret Sauce

Devising the perfect startup pitch is an essential yet too often overlooked aspect of creating a successful company. Pitching your idea is crucial for attracting co-founders, customers, and, more importantly, potential investors, and special care should be given to effectively communicating your idea. However, as Adeo Ressi, Fo... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-22

ReadyPulse featured on Virtual-Strategy Magazine, Kindara highlighted on Daily Camera, 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, ReadyPulse featur... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-22

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 Elisha Tan on 2014-10-21

10 Must-Read Articles On Running A Two-Sided Marketplace Startup

A marketplace is a platform that connects a buyer and a seller, and it usually improves efficiency in communication and payment. Such a platform can facilitate buying and selling between companies and individuals (such as Alibaba), or it can facilitate buying and selling between individuals (such as Airbnb). While the... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-21

Onevest hosts Startup Funding 101 webinar with Adeo Ressi

Onevest, a partner of the Founder Institute, invites you to a Startup Funding 101 webinar on October 22nd from 1pm to 2pm EDT. Onevest, a vibrant platform to launch and invest in startups, is the product of a partnership between CoFoundersLab, the largest startup team-building platform, and RockThePost, a leading equity crowdfu... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-16

15 Simple Hacks to Boost Your Productivity Today

Entrepreneurs are notorious for taking on more tasks than they can handle, as, when it comes to launching and running a company, there is usually no other way to get things done. While this may be true, remember that there are still countless hacks that you can employ to make your work life a little easier. To prove this, we&rsq... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-14

Why You Should Quit Your Job to Focus on Your Startup

From beginning to finish, launching a startup is a complex and laborious endeavor. Everyday is an adventure, and problems will arise quickly. Whether you’re an aspiring app designer or seasoned engineering extraordinaire, you will have numerous questions along the journey of entrepreneurship that “Google” will ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-14

4 Reasons You Aren’t Committing to Your Job

If you’re an entrepreneur (or not), it’s possible you’re not working as hard as you can. However, if you want your startup to grow or if you want to move up in the company you work for, you must always commit to the tasks at hand. Failing to fulfill your duties can set your career back in more ways than you rea... (more available)

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Posted by Elisha Tan on 2014-10-13

How To Choose A Vendor For Your Startup

What should you outsource? 'Non-core' is the classic response." - Jim Franklin, Former CEO of SendGrid and Startup Advisor With so many things going on in a startup, doing everything in-house is often infeasible. Jim Franklin, Mentor for the Denver Founder Institute and the former CEO of SendGrid, suggests that a startup sh... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-13

Founder Institute Testing a New Winter Semester in Los Angeles

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, announced today that it is exploring a Winter 2014 semester launch in Los Angeles. Previous semesters held in Los Angeles have spawned over 65 companies and entrepreneurs in the region, including top local startups like Realty Mogul... (more available)

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Posted by Amity Sims on 2014-10-13

How to Build a Long-Term Financial Model for Your Startup

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. In this talk from the Denver Founder Institute, Jim Franklin explains how to manage finances in all stages of your company. ... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-13

Startup Advice from Successful Business Leaders

The biggest names in the Denver startup scene have joined with the Founder Institute to help entrepreneurs and their companies soar towards success. After launching the Denver cohort in 2011, these experts in entrepreneurship have transformed into highly rated mentors, teaching over thirty Founder Institute graduates the fundame... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-12

How Exercise Can Help You Ease the Sunday Night Blues

Dreading the thought of returning to the office after a restful weekend? You’re not alone; in an international Monster.com poll, 78 percent of respondents reported experiencing the so-called "Sunday Night Blues,” with 47 percent saying they get it "really bad." To help combat this pervasive condition, we provide you... (more available)

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