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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.


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Posted by Joe Garza about 19 hours ago

How to Hustle Your Way to Your Dream Role & Other Startup Secrets

In this episode of the Ambition Today podcast, Kevin Siskar talks with venture capitalist Adam Besvinick about the value of pure hustle in pursuing his dreams of breaking into the startup and VC industry. Last year, Besvnick was listed on Forbes' 2016 30 Under 30, and has invested in several startup companies as Princi... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza about 20 hours ago

Los Angeles Startup Kangarootime Secures Seed Funding from Big Backers

Startup Kangarootime has recently secured seed funding from big backers such as Mucker Capital, Tech Coast Angels, and Skyview Ventures. The amount of seed funding Kangarootime has received has not yet been publicly disclosed.  Scott Wayman, founder and CEO, of the startup Kangarootime is a Graduate from the Los Angeles Fo... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza 1 day ago

This Week: Application Deadlines in Perth, NYC, Sao Paulo, and More

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, is currently accepting applications in numerous cities around the world. If you want to start a company in 2017, our comprehensive step-by-step program will give you the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneur... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza 1 day ago

How Startups Can Hire the Best Talent in 4 Steps

Hiring isn’t a simple process for startups. Any recruitment drive can be thwart with hidden costs and time-consuming tasks. The cost of a poor hire has been well documented in the industry. Although, if you get this right, it could be the difference between success and failure. If you’re looking to make a new hire, t... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza 2 days ago

Strengthen Your Local Startup Community with the Founder Institute’s Help

Do you want to be a leader in your local startup ecosystem? The Founder Institute (the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program) is on a mission to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and is looking for local startup leaders to launch new chapters around the world. Founder Institute Directors play an essential ro... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2017-07-17

Founder Institute Canada to host its First Online Demo Day

The Founder Institute (www.fi.co), the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, will host a “Canada Founder Institute Online Demo Day” on Tuesday, July 25th at 1:00PM EDT. This live online event, hosted by Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi, will showcase some of the program's top up-an... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-17

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches New Startup Program in Sacramento

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Sacramento, California. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Sacramento after a successful test launch this year attracted over 150 ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2017-07-17

Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs & Get Feedback. Attend a Free Event in Your City

The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 170 cities across six continents. These events are designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs improve their ideas and entrepreneurial skills, all in a low-pressure environment. At Founder Institute events, you can ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-17

How to Build a Marketplace Business, According to the Co-Founder of Udemy

One reason why conceiving a marketplace business is so seductive to entrepreneurs is the possibility of sitting back and watching the money roll once you’ve acquired enough businesses and customers. However, marketplace businesses are notoriously difficult to launch, a point emphasized by Erin Bali, co-founder and chairman... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-16

Are You Ready to Become an Entrepreneur? Take Your First Step Here.

Are you thinking about leaving your job to start your own company? Don’t dive into the world of entrepreneurship just yet, as you should assess your goals and extensively test your startup idea in the real world before quitting your job. If you think you are ready to start up, follow the guideline below to begin your jour... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-13

How to Get 10K Users Within 4 Weeks of Launching Your Product

Launching your first product is an exciting and stressful time for every startup, as the initial success of a company’s offering often determines how well the product will do in the long run. And with the large number of overnight success stories out there, the pressure to release a hot product right out of the gate is hig... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-12

London Startup, Pulp, Uses Personalization to Demystify Buying Wine

Wine is often associated with high society, being a drink preferred only by those you go the extra effort to infuse their meals with an extra dose of class. And the seemingly infinite number of brands you see at grocery and liquor stores only reinforces the notion that you have to know what you’re doing when buying a bottl... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-12

5 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid

In this guest blog post, Designli CEO/Co-Founder and friend of the Founder Institute Keith Shields lists out some of the most common SEO mistakes that startups make and how to avoid them, resulting in a content strategy that's tough to beat. You’ve worked hard. You’ve got your website built out w... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-11

Entrepreneurs in LATAM Score High in Key Entrepreneurial Traits

Currently, more than 2,200 people in LATAM have taken our exclusive Entrepreneur DNA Test, and the Founder Institute has Graduated over 170 technology companies in LATAM. What we've discovered is that founders in LATAM have many of the valuable entrepreneurial traits needed for launching successful companies. Our findings were ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-10

How to Exceed Your Crowdfunding Goals, According to the CEO of Emberlight

As crowdfunding continues to grow in popularity as a viable funding option for startups and small businesses, founders must constantly stay abreast of the tips and tricks to help them execute a successful crowdfunding campaign. For guidance on the ins and outs of launching and running a lucrative crowdfunding campaign, we look ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-08

Social Media for Startups: Everything You Need to Make Your Company Stand Out

The internet has accelerated word of mouth marketing with the help of social media. But with so many people and so many companies promoting themselves on a growing number of channels, it only gets harder and harder to cut through the noise and be heard. And that’s why we here at the Founder Institute have created a guide ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-07

6 Things You Should Do Before Meeting an Investor

Raising money from investors is a major milestone for any startup. But even getting the chance to talk to an investor is still a huge opportunity, and needs to be taken seriously by any founder lucky enough to set up a conversation. Luckily, this guest post by business development and marketing specialist Eric Gordon o... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-06

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches New Startup Program in Philadelphia

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Philadelphia. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Philadelphia after a successful test launch this 2017 attracted over 190 potentia... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-06

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches New Startup Program in Londrina-Maringa

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Londrina-Maringa, Brazil. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Londrina-Maringa after a successful test launch this year attracted o... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-06

The Advantages of a Smaller Startup Ecosystem

While it's easy to assume that the best places to launch startups are major cities, don't make the mistake of underestimating the potential found in smaller communities. If you want to launch a startup in your region, but are worried that it doesn't have the resources to help you get started, read this guest post from Greg ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-05

The Importance of Social Impact in Startups, According to Mitch Kapor

Mitch Kapor is a pioneer in personal computing and information technology; his software, Lotus 1-2-3, is what popularized the personal computer in the business world in the 1980s. Today, he is a Partner at Kapor Capital, which invests in seed stage tech startups that create a positive social impact, as well as a Co-Chair at the ... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2017-07-03

Which is the Right Startup Funding Option for You?

When running a startup, a hurdle that most, if not all founders have to overcome is how to fund it. Raising funding is a challenging task for any founder, whether they are trying to do so from friends and family or venture capitalists. This infographic that we've designed explains the most common funding options for startups and... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-06-30

Aim for the Stars: How to Launch a Space Startup

With the recent announcement of the Founder Institute’s Star Fellow program, benefitting the most qualified applicants working on space-related businesses, we welcomed Dr. Bob Richards to our webinar, “How to Launch a Space Startup”, in which he, along with Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi, discussed the future... (more available)

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Posted by Ezra Oyarce on 2017-06-29

Startup Misconceptions: Pursue Your Passion and the Money Will Follow

Entrepreneurship is hard. REALLY hard. But with countless tales of how entrepreneurs made it big with almost nothing, it’s easy for a budding founder to jump into the startup world full of unbridled enthusiasm. Luckily, Startup Misconceptions is here to clear up the myths, delusions, and fancies surrounding entrepreneursh... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-06-28

Startup Insights from the Godfather of Social Media, Jonathan Abrams

Kevin Siskar's post, "Pioneering The Social Media Frontier With Jonathan Abrams, Founder & CEO of Nuzzel", originally appeared on Siskar.co and has been republished below with permission. The godfather of social media, Jonathan Abrams, joins us on this episode of Ambition Today. He is now the founder & CEO of N... (more available)

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