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Sessions: 2013-11-19 - 2014-03-04
Our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley by creating and fostering local startup ecosystems in promising markets across the globe. We aim to help launch 1,000 technology companies per year in over 75 cities worldwide.
What does it take to kick ass on Kickstarter? Ask serial entrepreneur, Dan Shapiro, who's most recent project, Robot Turtles, landed the title as the most successful Kickstarter campaign, ever, for a board game. In this post from his blog, Dan shares the lessons he learned from beginning to end, including tips for how to have a successful campaign of your own.
Don't miss out on getting feedback on your startup from Dan- join him Thurs, Nov 21 in Seattle for Founder Office Hours 101.
As part of our Top Mentor Q&A series, we recently asked Seattle Founder Institute mentor, Dan Shapiro, 'why it's so important for experienced entrepreneurs to mentor new founders?'. To answer our question, Dan directed us to this gem of a blog post.
Read on to learn more about How to Help Startups.
In response to the Founder Institute’s most recent feature on the New York Times, Colombia Founder Institute Director, Alan Colmenares, shared some thoughts on the Colombian startup ecosystem. In addition, Alan was recently featured in a video by Periodismo de Hoy (Spanish).
Read on to hear what Alan had to say.
Earlier today, TeleCure, a graduate of the San Francisco Founder Institute, announced its launch on Helpouts by Google. Through the service, patients can receive top-notch medical care over the phone or via video call, for only $25. Read the press release after the jump to learn more.
Founder Insight gives you feedback from the startup trenches.
Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with the FI network.
This week's top articles include Founder Institute's profile on the New York Times; tips for starting a business in 10 days; how to know whether or not VC money is right for your startup; and more.
Read on to see our picks for this week's top articles:
In this talk from the Seattle Founder Institute, serial entrepreneur, Dan Shapiro, shares insights from his experience fundraising. While many founders dream of big checks from a brand name VC firm, Dan says “you really have to think hard about whether or not VC money is right for you."
Launch a New Founder Institute Chapter and Wire the Silicon Valley Mindset into your Community [Infographic]
Governments around the world routinely invest massive sums of money into taxpayer-supported venture funds, extravagant office parks, and even whole cities, in the hopes of “creating the next Silicon Valley.” But Silicon Valley cannot be replicated from the top down with money and facilities.
Why, you ask? Because Silicon Valley is not a place. It’s a mindset.
Learn more about how to wire your community for innovation here.
“We’re not a money-driven organization. We’re mission-driven. I firmly believe that 2 percent of the population has the “entrepreneurial genes,” and I believe it’s our mission to help them launch meaningful and enduring technology companies, wherever they are."
Learning from someone who has been there, done that, is always huge bonus when starting something new. Having professional insight to the ins and outs of starting up can help aspiring entrepreneurs avoid lethal mistakes, and maybe even get a leg up on the competition.
In this Q&A, Founder Institute mentor, Joe Abraham, shares valuable insights from his experience as a serial entrepreneur. His most prudent piece of advice: don't do it for the fame or fortune.
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