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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.

Two Years of Great Founder Showcase Keynote Videos

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-04-13

We are looking forward to the 13th Founder Showcase on Wednesday, March 27th at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View, CA. There will be over 300 founders, investors, and press in attendance, so get your tickets today - prices start at just $75.

But, before we enjoy the event, let's pay homage to the amazing speakers who have graced our stage in the past - including Elon MuskMichael ArringtonMark SusterAaron PatzerMike Maples, Jr.Dave McClureNaval RavikantGeorge ZacharyPhil Libin, Jason Calacanis, and more. 

Below are the videos from two years of great Founder Showcase Keynote Speakers; 

9th Founder Showcase - January 19th, 2012



8th Founder Showcase - November 8th, 2011


7th Founder Showcase - June 15th, 2011



6th Founder Showcase - February 1st, 2011



5th Founder Showcase - October 21st, 2010



4th Founder Showcase - August 3rd, 2010


3rd Founder Showcase - May 18th, 2010


1st Founder Showcase - October 6th, 2009



The Founder Showcase gathers top technology CEOs, investors, and early-stage companies in Silicon Valley for one action-packed night each quarter to network and help launch a startup to greatness. The 13th Founder Showcase takes place on Wednesday, March 27th at Microsoft Mountain View. Get your tickets before they sell out at


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