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Apply to Pitch for Free at the 13th #FounderShowcase

Apply to Pitch for Free at the 13th #FounderShowcase

Are you the founder of an early-stage startup looking to get exposure and funding? Apply to pitch for free at the 13th Founder Showcase, taking place on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 in Mountain View, CA. At Silicon Valley’s biggest early-stage international pitching event, you will have the opportunity to pitch to a judging panel of top Silicon Valley VCs in front of hundreds of investors and press. More...

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

Founder Institute is partnering with Microsoft BizSpark to accelerate the formation and growth of startups by contributing expertise, services and resources to assist entrepreneurs. Founder Institute is already seeing growth in the number of FI founders and graduates joining BizSpark; our enhanced agreement means we can do more together, in more places around the world, and assist a global startup community. More...

Road Trip! Founder Institute’s Adeo Ressi to Tour European Chapters

Road Trip! Founder Institute’s Adeo Ressi to Tour European Chapters

As reported by Robin Wauters of The Next Web, the Founder Institute has more than doubled its presence across the continent with the launch of five new chapters this Autumn. 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. More...

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The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies. Through a part-time four month program, existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs - while not being required to quit their day job. Our unique Graduate Liquidity Pool also enables graduates and mentors to share in the equity upside of each class, creating local, teamwork-based ecosystems where great new businesses can flourish.

In just three years of operation, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 500 companies across 26 cities and five continents - making us the world's largest startup accelerator. Our goal is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" by launching 1,000 meaningful and enduring technology companies per year in over 35 cities worldwide.

The Founder Institute was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi, and is operated out of a small warehouse in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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