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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.

Founder Institute Graduates 72 New #Startups, 485 Total

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-02-11

It's Graduation season here at the Founder Institute, as our Fall 2011 Semesters are coming to an end. In fact, over the last 3 weeks, we have graduated 72 new companies across nine cities. 

Our global community now includes 485 companies and 772 Mentors across 22 cities and five continents.

We'd like to say welcome, and congratulations, to the newest members of our family. You may be exhausted, but you are also on a clear path to building a meaningful and enduring technology company.


And, we'd be remiss not to thank our incredibly supportive Local Leaders and Mentors who guided them down the path. 

All told; 

Many of our new Graduates have also written blog posts about their experience. Check them out below; 


Applications for the Spring and Summer 2012 Semesters are now open in over eight cities. Click here to apply today

Founder Institute Graduates 72 New #Startups, 485 Total

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