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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.

Grad News Roundup: May 18th, 2012

Posted by Emma Tzeng on 2012-05-18

Below is a roundup of Founder Institute Graduate news over the past two weeks: 

  • Denver Grad @Blogmutt Announces Funding from FI Directors (FI): Blogmutt, an FI Denver Grad, helps business bloggers curate and generate original, weekly blog content at a pre-determined monthly rate. The startup recently received $250,000 in funding from local technology magnates. Read the press release here. Blogmutt and its founders are Graduates of the Denver Founder Institute.
  • San Fran FI Grad @Piggybackr demos at AngelPad Spring 2012 Demo Day (TechCrunch): Piggybackr, a fundraising platform aimed at helping young people raise money for their schools, sports teams, and extracurricular projects more effectively, was one of the ten startups that demoed at the AngelPad Spring 2012 Demo Day. Piggybackr and its founder are Graduates of the San Francisco Founder Institute.
  • DC FI Grad @ArtNestInc wins the $50K National Business Moms Grant (MIBN): Tara Coles, founder of ArtNest, a startup that connects artists with art lovers and collectors from across the globe, secured $50,000 in funding from The National Association for Moms in Business. Coles and ArtNest are graduates of the Washington D.C. Founder Institute.
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Grad News Roundup: May 18th, 2012

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