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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.

Click here to apply for the Startup Weekend Fellowship.

A New Wearable for Tech Savvy Urbanites

Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-06-11

Each year, The Founder Institute helps launch dozens of technology companies across the globe. Once founders graduate from our 4-month program, they quickly begin using techniques like crowdfunding campaigns to drum up interest and obtain funding.

To help further their efforts, we’ve introduced the series, “Crowdfunding Pick of The Week,” designed to showcase the most promising Founder Institute Graduates in our community. Stay tuned, you may be the first to discover the next BIG product, application, or software.

Baggizmo, “the bag for all your gizmos,” first started a year ago when founder Ladislav Juric, a graduate of the Zagreb Founder Institute, encountered a major problem within the menswear industry. The only casual bags available for men were bulky and not functional to wear every day in various professional and private settings. In an effort to find a solution, Baggizmo developed an advanced, more functional and aesthetically pleasing way for men to carry their belongings.

The company’s innovative design merges techwear and contemporary urban fashion, in result promoting a new trend in wearing tech devices among men. Their designers tested various body positions in which the bag has to function in a way that the gadgets are easily accessible and won’t move around the body in uncontrolled directions. They were careful to arrange objects according to weight, so that one part of the bag would not outweigh another.

In addition, the bag is highly functional with numerous compartments specially designed to look slim even when it’s full. Baggizmo is made ergonomically with high-quality and flexible materials, which will make you look and feel good throughout your day.

Support their kickstarter campaign & become more productive throughout your day.

Currently, the design and prototype of the bag is complete; however they still need your support in helping them purchase materials (i.e. fabric, zippers, etc.), and covering labor costs for mass production. Participate In This Global Trend And Contribute To The Future Of The Menswear Industry.

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