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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.

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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.

Strengthen Your Local Startup Community with the Founder Institute’s Help

Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-07-18

Do you want to be a leader in your local startup ecosystem? The Founder Institute (the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program) is on a mission to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and is looking for local startup leaders to launch new chapters around the world.

Founder Institute Directors play an essential role in their local economy, share in the value of the companies they help create, and are included in FI’s global network of entrepreneurial leaders.

Through the Founder Institute, countless Directors have contributed greatly to their respective startup communities. To learn more about the impact Directors have on their region and their personal experiences leading a chapter, check out the following Director Profiles:


Help strengthen your local startup community by leading a Founder Institute chapter.

The best Founder Institute Directors have a combination of the following characteristics:

  • Entrepreneurial Experience - Directors should have some level of entrepreneurial experience, defined as having founded or co-founded a tech company, as well as relatable experience to Founders that go through the program.
  • Availability - Directors should be available to attend the recruiting events that lead up to the semester, as well as the program sessions.
  • Locality - Directors should be live in and be familiar with their startup ecosystem.
  • Ecosystem Involvement - Directors should be involved in the ecosystem in at least one of these roles: a mentor in a startup organization, a senior member of startup group, a guest speaker at industry events or a host of startup-related events.


The Founder Institute is currently looking for Directors in cities all across the globe. If you have what it takes to be a startup leader in your area, apply to become a Founder Institute Director today!

Strengthen Your Local Startup Community with the Founder Institute’s Help

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