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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.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past four decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector. The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors. The firm has offices in Austin, Palo Alto, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C.
HP Startup Central has offered cover the Course Fee in an HP Fellowship program. Three strong technical candidates will be selected to attend the Founder Institute courtesy of this HP offering.
Startup Weekend is a non-profit organization that has become one of the leading catalysts for startup creation, co-founder dating, and entrepreneurship in over 100 cities and 25 countries worldwide. At Startup Weekend events, attendees pitch ideas, form teams, and build functional prototypes in just 54 hours. Startup Weekend - "No Talk, All Action."
Zagreb Founder Institute grad, Festomat, is changing the way Croatians experience events. The startup is transforming the traditional perception of music festivals into interactive and entertaining experience using NFC tickets, wristbands and smartphones. After launching in Zagreb in March of 2013, Festomat has gained some serious traction and is likely on its way to dominating the local ticketing market.
The Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,000 new technology companies across 55 cities and six continents.
This past week, Beatsy was featured on Arctic Startup; Kindara raised $370k; BuilderBuzz was featured on AlleyWatch; Pieces of There was featured on Crains Chicago; Peerby was interviewed for The Next Woman; and Arithmetic was featured on Beautylish.
New York Founder Institute graduate, Kindara, announced today they have received $370k in funding via Angellist - half of their current fundraising goal. The team released this update this morning, explaining their progress and what they plan to do with the round.
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."
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