The Founder Institute wishes all of the participating entrepreneurs, Mentors, sponsors, and partners a Happy New Year and a successful 2010! This will be an exciting year for hundreds of enrolled Founders, who will incorporate a new technology business during the semester as part of their graduation process.
After incorporating on April 16th, 2009, the Institute had three goals: launch a successful first semester that proves the model, implement a founder selection process that efficiently identifies strong talent, and, assuming success, expand the model into six operating locations. The Institute achieved success in every objective except expanding the locations. We hit five instead of six, and it was hard.
In 2010, the Institute has another three goals: expand into a total of ten operating locations worldwide, help launch 500 enduring and meaningful technology companies, and develop scalable solutions to support the ongoing needs of the Graduates.
The 2010 goals are ambitious, and everyone is invited to help. Everyone is also invited to share in the upside: as a Founder, as a Mentor, and as a local partner. Let's make 2010 a year to remember for hundreds of companies and thousands of people.