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Founder Insight 10/5/11

TheFunded.com Open Letter

Posted by Gopal Kamath on 2011-10-05

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Founder Insight is a weekly newsletter that provides global insights from the people building great startups. Each week we’ll send you an exclusive training video from inside the Founder Institute, as well as other helpful resources from startup communities around the globe. Click here to subscribe

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to announce Michael Arrington, General Partner at CrunchFund and Founder of TechCrunch, as the keynote speaker for our Founder Showcase event coming up on November 8th. The Pitch Competition is completely free, so be sure to apply by the due date October 9th, if you’re an early stage technology company looking for funding. Any technology company less than 2 years old with less than $250k in funding can apply here: http://www.foundershowcase.com/apply . This event has sold out the last five times, so purchase your inexpensive tickets or demo tables today.

On a final note: This Sunday is the Final Application Deadline for our San Diego/Orange County and Jakarta Chapters. This Sunday is also the Early Application Deadline for New York and Washington DC. If you apply before the Early Application Deadline on October 9th, the fee to take the Predictive Admissions Test is waived, and you have the best chance of being accepted. We have overwhelming demand, but we can never get enough quality applicants - so if you know somebody, send them here: http://founderinstitute.com/join

Inside the Founder Institute

'Your #Startup Brand is Your Reality’ by Robin Chase- In this talk from the Paris Founder Institute, Robin shares how she created an authentic brand that helped Zipcar grow to the largest car sharing company in the world.

Great Discussions on TheFunded:

Key Employee Equity Level

Does NDA Imply Non-Compete?

Recommended Resources:

Mental Model for Minimum Viable Product [Chris McCann’s Blog]

Why Aren’t There More Female Entrepreneurs? [Both Sides of the Table]

Upcoming Events:

Washington D.C. Startup Ideation Bootcamp
Date/Location: October 5, 2011 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Washington, D.C.
Description: In just three hours the Founder Institute will help you improve your startup ideas, come up with new ideas, and find a cofounder. Best of all it's free, and many local CEOs will be in attendance. This event will sell out, so reserve your spot today.

San Diego Startup Ideation Bootcamp
Date/Location: October 5, 2011 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: San Diego, CA
Description: In just three hours the Founder Institute will help you improve your startup ideas, come up with new ideas, and find a cofounder. Best of all it's free, and many local CEOs will be in attendance. This event will sell out, so reserve your spot today.

Chicago Startup Ideation Bootcamp
Date/Location: October 11, 2011 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Chicago, Il
Description: In just three hours the Founder Institute will help you improve your startup ideas, come up with new ideas, and find a cofounder. Best of all it's free, and many local CEOs will be in attendance - including Sal Cilella, and David Roth. This event will sell out, so reserve your spot today.

New York Startup Ideation Bootcamp
Date/Location: October 13, 2011 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: NYC
Description: In just three hours the Founder Institute will help you improve your startup ideas, come up with new ideas, and find a cofounder. Best of all it's free, and many local CEOs will be in attendance. This event will sell out, so reserve your spot today.

Sydney Startup Ideation Bootcamp
Date/Location: October 13, 2011 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description: In just two hours the Founder Institute will help you improve your startup ideas, come up with new ideas, and find a cofounder. Best of all it's free, and many local CEOs will be in attendance - including Darrin Walter, and Michael Fox.

FailCon 2011
Date/Location: October 24, 2011 from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM: San Francisco, CA
Description: FailCon is a one-day conference for tech entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers to study their failures and prepare for success. As an entrepreneur, you will inevitably encounter failure; it is overcoming it that is the biggest challenge. FailCon helps you do just that. Join founders from Color, Cuil, Airbnb, PBworks, and more as share advice on how to reach success. Founder Insight readers get 15% off here.

London Startup Ideation Bootcamp
Date/Location: November 19, 2011 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description: In just three hours the Founder Institute will help you improve your startup ideas, come up with new ideas, and find a cofounder. Best of all it's free, and many local CEOs will be in attendance - including Julian Ranger.

8th Founder Showcase
Date/Location: November 8, 2011 from 3:30 PM-10:00 PM: San Francisco, CA
Description: The Founder Showcase brings together leading investors, founders, and press for one action-packed night to network, hear talks from leading CEOs, and help launch a startup company to greatness. The 8th Founder Showcase will once again be our largest crowd yet (500+). Guests will be treated to a great keynote speech, an entertaining Pitch Competition featuring 10 promising startups, and drinks and appetizers in a networking hall full of emerging companies competing in a Demo Table Competition. This event has sold out the last five times, so register today. Founder Insight readers get 25% off using the code 'insightful'.

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