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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.

New Toronto FI Graduates to Receive $5,000 Equity-Free Grant from City of Toronto

Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-04-28

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage startup accelerator, has announced that Graduates of its Toronto 2017 program will have the opportunity to qualify for a $5,000 equity-free grant to help build their startup. This offer is the result of a partnership with the Province of Ontario and City of Toronto, as part of their Starter Company Plus Program. More details of this partnership can be founder in the Techvibes article, "Founder Institute Partners with City of Toronto and Province of Ontario".

Any aspiring or early-stage entrepreneur that graduates from the program, which begins in May 2017, will be eligible to receive the grant. Interested applicants can apply by the Final Deadline on Sunday, May 7th at

Toronto's technology community continues to grow and build companies that are solving local and global problems. Partnering with Founder Institute is a great opportunity for Toronto to collaborate on helping ensure its local technology companies can compete and grow in a global marketplace." - John Tory, Mayor of Toronto

Since first launching in Toronto in 2014, the Founder Institute has helped create over 70 promising local technology companies, including CubbySpot, DeepPIXEL, FindBob, Intelocate, SpaceiShare, Shapetrace, and many more. Through the Founder Institute’s intensive, 14-week program, aspiring and idea-stage entrepreneurs receive the structure, mentor support, and global network needed to help build an enduring technology company. Based in Silicon Valley, the Founder Institute’s mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.

The Founder Institute is proud to be one of the programs investing in Toronto’s startup ecosystem. The investment in entrepreneurship from the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto has been impressive, especially their new Starter Company Plus Program. In combination with Toronto’s incredible and diverse talent pool, the region is well positioned to spawn and support the next generation of meaningful tech companies.” - Adeo Ressi, CEO of the Founder Institute.

If you would like to launch a startup in Toronto and benefit from this unique opportunity, the Toronto Founder Institute is currently enrolling. Apply today!

New Toronto FI Graduates to Receive $5,000 Equity-Free Grant from City of Toronto

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