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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

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CodigoDelSur is a designer and developer of digital products. Having worked with Founder Institute startups in the past, they come as a highly recommended Founder Institute referral. They are composed of highly skilled software, web, and mobile app developers, who are excited to incorporate the latest technologies into the applications they develop.

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Xero is everything you need to run your business financials. Work with a beautiful small business accounting software complete with accounting, invoicing, payroll, inventory and more. Xero seamlessly integrates with over 500+ business apps, including CRM, point-of-sale, time tracking, ecommerce, just to name a few. Join the 700,000+ businesses using Xero in more than 180 countries.

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Vet-Tech is America's Veteran-led Startup Accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley. With over 100 military veteran startups in our community, Vet-Tech's top 20 portfolio companies have raised over $10 Million in funding and have been accepted into world class programs like Tech Stars and Founder Institute.

Startup Weekend

 

Through the Startup Weekend Fellowship, members of the Startup Weekend Community who want to start a technology company can apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.



Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Weekend Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, December 11th, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the Startup Weekend Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the Startup Weekend Fellowship.


Are You the Real Deal or a Poser? How to Win Over Investors with Storytelling

Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2017-05-04

We welcomed angel investor and blogger Jason Calacanis as a guest speaker for our previous webinar, “How to Master Startup Brand Storytelling”, in which he advised founders to design various brand stories depending on their target audience.

When telling your story to investors, Calacanis recommends that you should strive to prove that you’re the “real deal”. Since investors regularly meet with hundreds of entrepreneurs, they’re constantly placing founders in two categories: the Real Deal or a Poser.

When I look at a prototype, I look in a very detailed manner to see if it is good or not… As angel investors, we’re trying to figure out, are you really the real deal.”

   

 

For more videos on the "Startup Movers, Builders, & Shakers" series visit our FITV YouTube Channel.

Are You the Real Deal or a Poser? How to Win Over Investors with Storytelling

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