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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.

Mohr Davidow’s Katherine Barr Announced as Second #FounderShowcase Judge

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-10-29

Today we are excited to announce the second of five judges serving on our Judging Panel at the 12th Founder Showcase. Joining August Capital’s David Hornik will be Katherine Barr, Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. At Mohr Davidow Katherine is focuses primarily on digital media, consumer Internet, and mobile sectors. A few notable companies she has worked with inlcude Ticketfly, PunchTab, Massive Health, Retention Science, and Visible Measures

An advocate for innovation and technology, Katherine believes “Entrepreneurs change the world because they find a path to change that the rest of the world can’t see”. 

Prior to Mohr Davidow, Katherine worked as a Negotiator at Vantage Partner for companies such as IBM, Cisco, Applied Materials, and HP, was on the founding team of a communications technology startup called HSA, and was on the marketing team for ACCESS Systems USA, a global software solutions provider for mobile devices. She also teaches a yearly Professional Education Negotiation seminar for the School of Engineering at Stanford and is an advisor to Samasource, on the Organizing Committee for C100, an advisor to 500Startups and i/o ventures, and founding sponsor of Startup2Startup.

Joining David Hornik and Katherine Barr will be 3 additional Judges which we plan to announce later this week. At the event the Judges will help us launch several early stage startups to greatness as they evaluate and provide feedback for participants of both our Pitch Competition and Demo Table Competition. 

In addition to the entertaining pitch competitions, guests will also hear talks from keynote speakers David Sacks (Founder & CEO of Yammer) and Justin Moore (Founder & CEO of Axcient). Don’t miss out on what promises to be a fantastic event, and quite possibly, our best Showcase yet.

Tickets are still available but will sell out soon, so purchase your tickets today

Mohr Davidow’s Katherine Barr Announced as Second #FounderShowcase Judge

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