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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.

Founder Institute Doubles Down In Europe and Talks Expansion with The Next Web

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-10-16

After much talk this Summer about expansion in Europe, the Founder Institute has more than doubled its presence across the continent with the launch of five new chapters. The Institute was recently featured on The Next Web to share news of the expansion as well as plans for future growth. Joining the existing Paris, Brussels, Berlin, and Amsterdam chapters will be programs in Zagreb, Helsinki, Istanbul, Rome, and Kyiv, all of which are accepting applications for the upcoming Autumn semester. 

So how can the Founder Institute benefit your city? Apart from further establishing the local technology scene, the Institute has graduated nearly 120 technology startups in Western Europe alone and aims to boost that number to more than 250 European companies by 2013. This means generating as many as 1,000 new jobs per year, creating economic value, and putting new regions on the map as up-and-coming technology hot-spots. 

Notable European Founder Institute graduates include 2Houses (Brussels), CleverScale (Paris), Itembase (Berlin), and Peerby (Amsterdam).

With an aim to globalize Silicon Valley, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 650 companies worldwide and has no plan on stopping. In addition to our new chapters in Europe we will also be testing programs in Barcelona, Lisbon, London, Zurich, and Warsaw, so keep an eye out in the next couple of months for news, dates, and info on how you can get involved. 

If you or someone you know could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a technology startup in Europe, then click here to apply today

Founder Institute Doubles Down In Europe and Talks Expansion with The Next Web

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