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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.

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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.

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.

Vet-Tech is America's Veteran-led Startup Accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley. With over 100 military veteran startups in our community, Vet-Tech's top 20 portfolio companies have raised over $10 Million in funding and have been accepted into world class programs like Tech Stars and Founder Institute.

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.

FI Grad DigitalGroundUp Teams with Facebook to Create Educational Courses

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-05-29

DigitalGroundUp has just announced a collaboration with Facebook at the 2014 Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) Conference, held in San Diego.

DigitalGroundUp, an interactive technology platform that teaches digital marketing through experiential online courses, is a Graduate of the Chicago Founder Institute.

Through this unique collaboration with Facebook’s Global Vertical Strategy Team, DigitalGroundUp will create a series of courses designed to educate small to medium-sized companies in the financial services industry. These proprietary courses are tailored specifically to address the social media and paid advertising challenges that exist within the highly regulated financial services industry.

Small businesses in financial services need an online presence, and I’m thrilled DigitalGroundUp can provide courses to help SMBs conquer Facebook fan Pages, advertising and more.” - Reva Minkoff, Founder and President of DigitalGroundUp.

The courses offered will cover a range of topics, including cost-per-click bidding, A/B testing, regulations for advertising financial services, driving mobile adoption through Facebook for financial services companies, ad targeting, and more, with new topics added regularly. As a bonus, users will have the opportunity have questions answered by members of the DigitalGroundUp and Facebook support team as necessary, resulting in unparalleled specificity and access.

At Facebook, we strive to deliver exceptional resources and customer service for businesses of all sizes. Through our collaboration with DigitalGroundUp, we can help financial service SMBs achieve success on Facebook.” - Neil Hiltz, Head of Global Financial Services Strategy for Facebook.

For more information on DigitalGroundUp and their services, check out their official site.

FI Grad DigitalGroundUp Teams with Facebook to Create Educational Courses

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