TheFunded.com Open Letter
Posted by Gopal Kamath on 2011-10-26
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Editor's Note: The Application Deadline to the Washington D.C. Founder Institute is this Sunday, October 30th. We've launched 35 DC-based startups since 2009, and joining us to launch the next batch are great mentors like Jill Stellfox, Arman Eshraghi, Cynthia Traeger, Dede Haskins, Jason Berger, Jennifer O'Daniel, Jonathon Perrelli, Matt Baker, Steven Woda, Tim Keough, and many more.
- Jonathan Greechan (@jonnystartup)
Inside the Founder Institute
'Define Your Customer’ by Todd Hooper- In this talk from the Seattle Founder Institute, Todd outlines an iterative customer development approach for startups to follow.
Great Discussions on TheFunded:
How Dropbox Started as a Minimal Viable Product
[Eric Ries via TechCrunch]
How to Be an Uber Investor and Breed Technical CEOs
[Ben Horowitz via VentureBeat]
Washington D.C. Founder Night Out
Date/Location: October 26, 2011 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Arlington, VA
Description: The Founder Night Out is a unique opportunity to enjoy a collaborative and open environment where you can discuss your ideas, ask questions, and learn about launching a startup with the Founder Institute. Many past Founder Institute graduates will be in attendance, along with the local Founder Institute Director and some program Mentors.
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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