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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 Silicon Valley Founder Institute’s Winter 2017 Semester

Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-04-19

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, is proud to announce the graduation of Silicon Valley’s Winter 2017 semester.

After an intensive, four-month program of expert training sessions, challenging company building assignments, and constant evaluation and feedback from experienced entrepreneur mentors, 6 meaningful and enduring companies were able to make it through the program to graduation.

The Silicon Valley Founder Institute has just opened applications for its next semester. Apply today!

The Silicon Valley Winter 2017 Graduates now have a company, business idea, product plan, and path to growth fully validated by experienced startup founders. In addition, the Graduates are part of the prestigious Shared Liquidity Pool, and gain access to the Founder Institute's Global Network of over 1,500 companies and 4,000+ mentors spanning across 92 countries and six continents.

Each of these Founders has learned much during their time with the Founder Institute and demonstrated the high level of passion, perseverance, and creativity it takes to build a meaningful and enduring company.

And now, without further ado, we would like to wish the best of luck to:

  • Inko: Inko is a hyper-focused online marketplace connecting tattoo customers with local artists to increase customer exposure of artists and efficiency in processing services.
  • EyeMenu: EyeMenu is sensory and cognitive enhancement specifically designed for visually impaired persons. In its first phase it makes restaurant menus accessible to the visually impaired.
  • Invest Groove: Invest Groove is making stock market research effortless by removing the complicated research process, and helping investors validate their investing ideas without getting overwhelmed.
  • Applied Biometry: Applied Biometry’s mission is to improve and personalize treatment selection for psychiatric and neurologic conditions, and for health promotion.
  • Virtual Robotics League: The Virtual Robotics League uses video game technology to hold high stakes robotics tournaments and STEM challenges in virtual environments.
  • Koala Bond: Koala is a platform with a location based mobile app that helps small businesses grow their customer base.

This semester would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup. We would first like to thank the Local Directors of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute: Ryan Micheletti (Director of Global Operations at the Founder Institute, and Co-Founder of the Vet-Tech Accelerator) and Mike Suprovici (Entrepreneur in Residence at the Founder Institute, Founder of Explorence). Our Local Directors play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment in Silicon Valley that is conducive to building to great companies.

If you would like to launch a startup in Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley Founder Institute is currently accepting applications to its upcoming semester. Apply today!

Presenting the Graduates of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute’s Winter 2017 Semester

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