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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.

Silicon Valley Grad Spikes featured on Businessweek, ZDNet, and The Street

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-03-12

Silicon Valley Grad Brandon Spikes, the founder of Spikes Security, has developed AirGap, a browser that prevents malware attacks at the browser, effectively eradicating 90% of cyber-attacks. The story was covered by Ashlee Vance on Bloomberg Businessweek in an article titled Want Safety While Using the Internet? Stash the Browser Somewhere Else.

Spikes learned about security technology while working alongside Elon Musk at a number of his ventures, including as the CIO of PayPal and SpaceX. The technology AirGap employs allows you to run a browser inside a Spikes Security data center, as opposed to running it directly on your PC, laptop, or mobile device. Anything dangerous that is clicked on will not harm your computer, as the browser software is running somewhere else, providing complete isolation from any malware.

The company's innovative technology has garnered ample press from numerous media outlets, including ZDNet and The Street. With over twenty corporate customers utilizing the AirGap browser, Spikes Security has generated considerable interest in the finance, film, aerospace, and pharmaceutical industries, and is currently effectuating another round of funding.

For more information on Spikes Security, check out their official website.

Silicon Valley Grad Spikes featured on Businessweek, ZDNet, and The Street

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