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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.

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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.

Founder Institute & Kworq Team Up to Help Founders Create Beautiful Brands in 2017

Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-02-15

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier startup launch program, and Kworq, a creative agency creating digital brand stories and crafting killer experiences, have announced a global partnership aimed at providing Graduates of the Founder Institute the opportunity to create beautiful and cohesive brands in 2017. As part of this partnership, they will announce a 50% discount for Founder Institute Graduates on their first purchase toward creative materials.

Your pitch deck is the first introduction to your company. Without a well-versed brand story and cohesive design your deck will get lost in the sea of pitches. Make yourself stand out from the beginning.” - Chris Sullivan, Co-Founder & Brand Storyteller of Kworq

The Founder Institute and Kworq will collaborate to support the creative and marketing needs of the Founder Institute’s 2,200+ graduates from over 60 countries. In addition to creating cohesive branding for startups around the globe, a goal of this initiative will be to reiterate the importance of effective branding on the success of startups by providing founders in the program with pitch deck templates.

In order to succeed after graduation, Founder Institute Graduates need to have a clear and effective pitch deck. Our partnership with Kworq will provide our Graduates with well-designed templates that will help them get traction and funding for their company.” - Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute

For aspiring and idea-stage entrepreneurs up to the challenge, the Founder Institute’s comprehensive step-by-step program provides the structure, mentor support, and global network of entrepreneurs needed to start an enduring company. In addition, the Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that focuses on people versus ideas, accepts founders with day jobs, and shares equity with all participants. Founder Institute Graduate companies include fast-rising startups across 6 continents like UdemyRealty MogulgoplaceitAppota, and many more.

Kworq is a Creative Agency located in SoHo, NYC. Our co-founders - Guy Peires and Chris Sullivan - come from a production background where the foundation of all content is a solid narrative. We take that same approach with our clients - big and small. It’s not good enough to have a great idea for a business. Now - more than ever - early stage startups need to set themselves apart by finding a strong brand narrative. That starts with the pitch deck.


About the Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. For aspiring and idea-stage entrepreneurs up to the challenge, our comprehensive step-by-step program provides the structure, mentor support, and global network of entrepreneurs needed to start an enduring company. Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used our program to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 150 cities and 60 countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs. The Founder Institute was founded in 2009 by Adeo Ressi and Jonathan Greechan. It is operated out of Palo Alto, California.

About Kworq

Kworq creates digital brand stories and craft killer experiences. At Kworq, we live by story-driven design. From the start of any project, we’re thinking about who our story needs to reach, where it will be shown, and who will empathize with our woven narrative. We've successfully applied this thinking across multiple disciplines with our clients. A brand story designed to reach audiences is no longer a 30 second spot - it’s a website, a video campaign, online interactions, and personalized experiences. Our work builds engagement, brand awareness, and increases returns.

Founder Institute & Kworq Team Up to Help Founders Create Beautiful Brands in 2017

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