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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

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CodigoDelSur is a designer and developer of digital products. Having worked with Founder Institute startups in the past, they come as a highly recommended Founder Institute referral. They are composed of highly skilled software, web, and mobile app developers, who are excited to incorporate the latest technologies into the applications they develop.

Xero is everything you need to run your business financials. Work with a beautiful small business accounting software complete with accounting, invoicing, payroll, inventory and more. Xero seamlessly integrates with over 500+ business apps, including CRM, point-of-sale, time tracking, ecommerce, just to name a few. Join the 700,000+ businesses using Xero in more than 180 countries.

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.

Presenting the Graduates of the New York Founder Institute’s 13th Cohort

Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-03-14

The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Entrepreneur Training and Startup Launch Program, is proud to announce the graduation of New York's Summer 2016 semester.

The blog post, "Announcing Founder Institute New York 13", originally appeared at and was written by FI Director . It has been republished below with permission.

I am excited to announce that Monday of this week, eight new companies have graduated from Founder Institute New York.

Companies from the 13th batch of Founder Institute New York are listed below and span across industries such as fin-tech, diamond trading, fashion, e-sports, artificial intelligence, social, real estate tech, and more. 

As always we are extremely grateful to the time and energy given to the new companies by our generous FI NY mentors. Congratulations to the new founders and companies of Founder Institute New York! This is just the beginning of the journey and I look forward to working with you all going forward.

Founder Institute New York 13

  • Access Square - Improving investor access to the management of public companies.
  • BucketCheck - Create and accomplish your bucket list with your friends.
  • Diamond Hedge - The first price comparison with over $5 Billion dollars of diamonds to choose from.
  • GameBase - Developing localized mobile e-sports games.
  • Klothe - Connecting consumers with new and independent fashion brands. 
  • LocaHolic - Artificial intelligence to make sharing great restaurants easy.
  • Minque - Connecting curious minds with educated answers.   
  • ViaHome - Platform connecting investors with sponsors of affordable housing developments.


The Founder Institute is looking for aspiring entrepreneurs around the world. Click here to see which cities are currently enrolling.

Presenting the Graduates of the New York Founder Institute’s 13th Cohort

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