Founder Institute The Startup Ecosystem – Avoiding the Leeches!

The Startup Ecosystem – Avoiding the Leeches!

When I started going to China for business I was amazed how many “helpful” people who I found at events with US Business people. They all knew people, in my industry and especially in the government. It was later that I discovered that those weren’t the real people you wanted to meet. But they were …

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Founder Institute Seattle Founder Institute – Fall Semester & Event Schedule

Seattle Founder Institute – Fall Semester & Event Schedule

The Fall Semester Applications are open for the Founder Institute Seattle. Apply Now! The new Semester will begin on October 2 – Tuesday nights. Early Admissions Deadline – Save $50 testing fee! September 2nd Final Admissions Deadline – September 23rd Midnight

Founder Institute Co-Founders… Where is the line between equality and socialism?

Co-Founders… Where is the line between equality and socialism?

I was asked a question last week about co-founders compensation, specifically around guidance around splitting equity and salary requirements for the early contributors for a new start-up. The person was asking for the benchmark data for percentages to validate the right thing to do between two co-founders and one early employee that had more demanding …

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Founder Institute Comments from “A challenge to Seattle VCs: Back 100 seed-stage startups in 24 months”

Comments from “A challenge to Seattle VCs: Back 100 seed-stage startups in 24 months”

This is a post from Geekwire.com First, thanks to Marcelo for being a mentor last night at the Founder Institute Seattle, #SEFI. During the Q&A we had some discussion about the post and ongoing discussion. So giving the credit where it’s due… here’s my summary of the discussion. The VC model doesn’t work (or is …

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Founder Institute Startup Pitch Bootcamp (FREE) – by the Founder Institute

Startup Pitch Bootcamp (FREE) – by the Founder Institute

April 7th – 6:00 – 8:00pm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP – 1201 Third Ave., Suite 2200, Seattle The Founder Institute will be hosting a free “Pitch Bootcamp” to help you articulate your startup business ideas. In just two hours we’ll help you refine your idea, improve your pitch, and find a co-founder. Best of all it’s …

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Founder Institute The Year of the Startup Default

The Year of the Startup Default

The Year of the Startup Default – TheFunded.com Open Letter This is a post by Adeo Ressi about Angel debt conversion and seed round pricing options and structures. http://thefunded.com/funds/open

Founder Institute More on the Founder Institute

More on the Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is a technology startup accelerator and entrepreneur training program currently on pace to launch over 500 companies per year in over 13 cities worldwide. The program identifies high-potential entrepreneurs using predictive social science testing, and then guides them through weekly company-building sessions featuring a network of over 250 CEO Mentors. All program …

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