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Washington DC Autumn 2013
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.
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Jonathan Greechan is a Partner at the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator. He is also the Executive Producer of the Founder Showcase, a quarterly startup pitch and networking event in Silicon Valley. Throughout his career Jonathan has advised hundreds of startups on marketing and PR. Follow him on Twitter at @jonnystartup.
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As an early-stage entrepreneur, a good portion of your schedule will likely filled with short meetings over coffee. These seemingly innocuous coffee chats can provide you with the feedback, capital, or other help that you need, so planning ahead can be useful. In a post on his blog, Dave Parker, Serial Entrepreneur and Director of the Seattle Founder Institute, provides a handy checklist to make the most out of your quick meetings.
The Founder Institute has now helped launch 750 companies across 40 cities worldwide. In terms of graduates and companies launched, this makes us the world's largest incubator - and we have done it just 4 years.
So, how do we do it? To describe our model as easily as possible, we created an infographic.
With a Goal to Further LGBT Tech Entrepreneurship, Founder Institute Announces StartOut Smart Program
Through the new StartOut Smart Program, StartOut, a non-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship within the LGBT community, will subsidize the course fee for up to twenty promising LGBT candidates to participate in The Founder Institute’s four-month accelerator program. For an initial pilot, this opportunity is available for applicants in StartOut’s chapters in the Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and New York.
There are application deadlines approaching for many Founder Institute locations. Joining the Founder Institute is a potentially life-changing decision, so if you have any questions about the program please join one of our upcoming Q&A Conference Calls below and get them answered directly from our Founder, Adeo Ressi.
In 2011, we introduced the Female Founder Fellowship program to help grow the number of female founders by providing free Course Fees to our best female applicants. Since then, the number of female-founded companies graduating from the Founder Institute has increased 62%, to a total of 26%.
There are Female Fellowships available in many Founder Institute programs across the globe. To learn more, visit http://fi.co/contents/fff.
With the CrowdPitch Competition, anyone who purchases a Founder/CEO or table ticket has an opportunity to pitch on stage in front of hundreds of investors, founders, and press at the Founder Showcase event.
After more than 35 people submitted pitches and 1200 votes, the winner of the 12th Founder Showcase CrowdPitch Competiton is jobFig. Read more..
In order to help kick off the Founder Institute's massive expansion in Europe, the Institute's Founder, Adeo Ressi, will embark on a tour of the cotinent beginning next week. He will be hosting events and Office Hours with Founders in Rome, Croatia, Brussels, Helsinki, Berlin, and more.
Since launching our first European Chapter in Paris in 2010, the Founder Institute has Graduated 116 technology startups (approximately 18% of our 661 worldwide graduates). After recently doubling our presence in Europe with new chapter launches in Rome, Kyiv, Istanbul, Helsinki and Zagreb, we wanted to celebrate our expansion and pay homage to some of our promising Founder Institute Europe graduates, who are listed in this article.
Earlier this year we announced a large partnership with Microsoft BizSpark, to give our startups software, support, and visibility to help them succeed. Since then, hundreds of Founder Institute Graduates across the globe have benefited from BizSpark, and many of our companies have received much more through the BizSpark Plus Program.
Well, today we are excited to annouce an even deeper relationship that will give more Founder Institute companies support from Microsoft. Learn more here.
The Founder Institute's curriculum covers everthing you would expect from an early-stage startup program, including topics like "Startup Legal and IP” towards the beginning, to “Fundraising” near the end. What makes the curriculum special is the Mentors that teach it, whose passion, feedback and support helps our companies set the foundation for strong companies.
Check out the great lineup of Mentors who have requested to participate in the Autumn 2012 DC Founder Institute here.
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