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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.

.CO is the web address where the world’s innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and brands come together to build and grow their ideas and organizations online.

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.

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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 @Puzzazz Featured in GeekWire with Debut of Puzzle Bookstore for Apple iOS

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-09-17

Seattle Founder Institute grad, Puzzazz was featured in Geekwire today with the debut of their new app for trying, buying and solving digital puzzle books on Apple iOS devices. The app includes their unique handwriting recognition technology, TouchWrite, that allows users to solve puzzles by writing in characters with their finger on touch screen devices. Originally producing games solely for Kindle, Puzzazz games and puzzles are now available for use on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

The app itself is free and puzzlebooks range from 99 cents to $4.99, with the ability to solve at least one of the puzzles in each book before buying. So far there are 29 books available from 17 authors, and with more to be added regularly, this app is a sure fire way to beat boredom while stimulating the brain (seriously, give Angry Birds a rest already).  

Founder, Roy Leban, is a Graduate of the Seattle Founder Institute and will be acting as a mentor for the upcoming Autumn 2012 Session. If you or someone you know could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a technology startup in Seattle, then click here to apply today. The deadline for early applications is September 30th.

Read the full story here and be sure to check out the video below to see the app in action.


FI Grad @Puzzazz Featured in GeekWire with Debut of Puzzle Bookstore for Apple iOS

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