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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.

Microsoft @BizSpark Increases Support for Founder Institute Companies - Now Offering Scholarships

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-10-18

Earlier this year we announced a large partnership with Microsoft BizSpark to give our startups software, support, and visibility to help them succeed. Since then, hundreds of Founder Institute Graduates across the globe have benefited from BizSpark, and many of our companies have received up to $60,000 in free cloud services, exposure, and more through the BizSpark Plus Program. In addition, Microsoft has opened doors for the Founder Institute internationally, helping us expand to 10 new countries in just the past couple of months. 

Well, today we are excited to annouce an even deeper relationship that will give more Founder Institute companies support from Microsoft.

First, we will be adding many domestic cities to the partnership roster, including Silicon Valley, Washington D.C., Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Second, Microsoft will be offering a number of "Windows 8 Fellow" scholarships, allowing some of our most talented applicants to enroll in the Founder Institute free of charge (stay tuned for details!). Finally, Graduates across these cities will have access to Microsoft resources, special training sessions, and a direct contact for companies that want to build on the Windows platform. 


"We've been a BizSpark and Azure company since inception, and I can't tell you how awesome it's been for us. It's a hidden gem, to be honest" - Al Bsharah, Co-Founder and CEO of Embarke, and Graduate of the San Diego Founder Institute. 


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FI FI Graduates, see our special BizSpark sign-up link in the private section below. 


Microsoft @BizSpark Increases Support for Founder Institute Companies - Now Offering Scholarships

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