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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

.CO is the web address where the world’s innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and brands come together to build and grow their ideas and organizations online.

CodigoDelSur is a designer and developer of digital products. Having worked with Founder Institute startups in the past, they come as a highly recommended Founder Institute referral. They are composed of highly skilled software, web, and mobile app developers, who are excited to incorporate the latest technologies into the applications they develop.

Xero is everything you need to run your business financials. Work with a beautiful small business accounting software complete with accounting, invoicing, payroll, inventory and more. Xero seamlessly integrates with over 500+ business apps, including CRM, point-of-sale, time tracking, ecommerce, just to name a few. Join the 700,000+ businesses using Xero in more than 180 countries.

Vet-Tech is America's Veteran-led Startup Accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley. With over 100 military veteran startups in our community, Vet-Tech's top 20 portfolio companies have raised over $10 Million in funding and have been accepted into world class programs like Tech Stars and Founder Institute.

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.

Event Partnership

The Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, is looking for Event Partners to join us in our mission to "Globalize Silicon Valley."

By partnering with the Founder Institute, your organization can help local idea-stage entrepreneurs get access to our free events focused on early-stage startup education. In addition, you will be able to gain exposure to the Founder Institute's local and global network of technology entrepreneurs, spanning six continents and over 100 cities. 

How does the Founder Institute support our Event Partners?


 "A partnership with the Founder Institute allows us to leverage FI’s global network of mentors who will add great content and value to the Malaysian startup community."

"The joint promotion and branding effort will benefit both parties, as it will provide a bigger platform for us to reach out to the startups who are looking for these types of programs”

- Cheryl Yeoh, CEO of MaGIC 


What is the Founder Institute?

Based in Silicon Valley, the Founder Institute is the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. In just 8 years, we have launched 2,300 companies across 170 cities, and these companies have already created over 20,000 jobs and have an estimated value of over $15B. Our mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new startup jobs.

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To discuss a local Event Partnership, please reach out to your Local Founder Institute Director, or Contact Us today!

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