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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.

Reshaping LATAM: A View of the Founder Institute’s Progress in Latin America in 2016

Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-07-08

At the Founder Institute, one of our core values is to not shy away from big challenges. Our challenge, and our mission, is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and empower talented and motivated people to build impactful companies that create one million jobs.

While seemingly insurmountable (borderline "crazy"?), we achieved a lot of milestones towards this mission in 2015, especially in Latin America

In fact, in just the last year we have more than doubled our number of locations across LATAM. 

Since 2015, our new launches include Sao Paulo, Costa Rica, Curitiba, Belo Horizonte, Ribeirao Preto, Panama City, Cordoba, and Guatemala City. We are also aiming to accelerate this growth, with a goal of reaching 20 total cities by adding at least 6 more locations by the end of the year (If you would like to launch a new Founder Institute chapter in LATAM, visit

Take a look at the Infographic below to see our recent progress in LATAM, or if you want to learn more about the Founder Institute, check out the events being hosted near you.

If you want to learn more about the Founder Institute, check out the events being hosted near you.

Four Latin American Founder Institute locations are currently enrolling: Santiago, ChileGuatemala City, and Curitiba. If you live near these cities, don't miss your chance to apply!

Learn more about the Founder Institute's Graduates in South America here.

Reshaping LATAM: A View of the Founder Institute’s Progress in Latin America in 2016

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