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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.

Introducing the 21st Founder Institute Location - Sydney

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2011-12-20

We are very excited to announce the 21st location of the Founder Institute: Sydney, Australia

If you or someone you know could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a technology startup in the greater Syndey area, click here to apply.

The Early Application Deadline for the Sydney Founder Institute is Sunday, January 29th. The 4-month program will run from Feburary 20th until May 29th, 2012, and is open to existing and prospective technology founders of all kinds - with or without an idea, young or old, and with a full-time job or unemployed. 

The Sydney Program will be led by Local Leaders Benjamin Ranck, and Ben Chong. Benjamin Ranck is a software engineer turned technology entrepreneur, was the Co-Founder of ChatterSpike, and was CEO of a mobile software company in Sydney. Ben Chong is a serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits in online marketing and media, and is an active investor both as an angel and in the venture capital scene.

Confirmed Mentors include; 

  • Adeo Ressi, Founder of and the Founder Institute
  • Ari Klinger, Partner at Right Click Capital, ex-CEO of iMega and OMG 
  • Dean McEvoy, CEO of Spreets (recently sold to Yahoo! for $40m after less than a year of operation)
  • Jeremy Levitt, CEO of Service Seeking
  • Jo Burston, Managing Director of Job Capital
  • And many more to be announced.
Click here to Apply to the Sydney Founder Institute

Introducing the 21st Founder Institute Location - Sydney

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