Incubators and Accelerators “Seattle Ecosystem – Leveraging the Community”

“Seattle Ecosystem – Leveraging the Community”

Thinking about moving to Seattle to start your company? Before you think about leaving Seattle to launch a startup, here are some things you should know about Seattle’s startup ecosystem. The presentation below is from the UW CoMotion ‘FUNdamentals for Startups’ series and was presented Feb 17, 2017. Here’s the video – uncut – Resources referenced: …

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Incubators and Accelerators Is your Startup Hot or Not? (Session Slides)

Is your Startup Hot or Not? (Session Slides)

Thanks for coming to last nights session with Michelle Goldberg, Bill Bryant and Andy Liu. The following are the slides from the session. The application deadline for the Founder Institute Seattle is March 17. Apply online at www.fi.co/apply/135 Hot or not session from Dave Parker

Incubators and Accelerators Ideation Bootcamp – Week 4 – Joanna Lord

Ideation Bootcamp – Week 4 – Joanna Lord

We wrapped up the NWEN Founder Institute Seattle first ever four-week Ideation Bootcamp. Special thanks to Joanna Lord @JoannaLord from SEOMoz for her presentation last night on Communicating your idea – without getting lost in the details.  Her slide and video here. Here’s Joanna’s slides and Video Week 4 ideation bootcamp communicating ideas lord from …

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Founder Institute Seattle Founder Institute – Information Session

Seattle Founder Institute – Information Session

By Dave Parker Thanks for those that attended last night’s 2.21.13 Information Session at The Hub Seattle. Here are the slides for the event. Fi seattle recruit information-parker from Dave Parker  

Founder Institute Spring Semester – Founder Institute Seattle

Spring Semester – Founder Institute Seattle

Time to Start Your Dream Company? Join a group of select peers as we launch our sixth semester in Seattle – Starting March 26th through June 25th. You can apply online here. Apply early and save $50 on the application fee.About the program: Meet 35+ mentors, local tech CEO/Founders with three mentors, every week, on topics …

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Founder Institute Comparing Accelerators and Incubators

Comparing Accelerators and Incubators

Which program is right for your startup? The answer to that question depends on a number of factors, including you, your idea and your team. I recently gave a talk at the Northwest Entrepreneur Network University (NWENU) about Accelerators, Incubators and the Startup Ecosystem, specific to Seattle, but the general rules apply as well. NWEN Accelerators & Incubators from …

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Founder Institute Your Idea is “Dead Simple”, Really?

Your Idea is “Dead Simple”, Really?

Some people seem to think that if they just call their idea “Dead Simple” that it actually makes their idea or product Dead Simple. They’re wrong. Every semester at the Founder Institute starts with a four-week sprint to the Mentor Idea Review. Where each of the Founders get to pitch their idea to a group …

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Founder Institute Why Convertible Equity?

Why Convertible Equity?

Earlier today the Founder Institute’s new early-stage investing vehicle,Convertible Equity, was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal in an article byJessica Vascellaro entitled “New Tack in Early Stage Tech-Investing.” The piece illustrates the issues “haphazard approaches to seed investing in the past” (namely, Convertible Debt) have created, and how the Founder Institute’s “Convertible Equity” approach aims to mitigate those issues. According to …

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Founder Institute One-sentence Pitch to win $995 FI Course Fee (Seattle)

One-sentence Pitch to win $995 FI Course Fee (Seattle)

How does your pitch compare to: “I’ll genetically engineer miniature pot-bellied rhinos for pets and sell diamond-plate wainscoting on the side” Tell us how you’ll change the world, in one simple sentence @GeekWire. The deadline to have your pitch online is 9PM Pacific Saturday night. You’re limited to 30 words – but you’ll get some …

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