February 2, 2011

Start your dream company in 2011

(disclaimer: I’m a Mentor at the Founder Institute)

Do you have a dream? Do you want to start your company, but need some help? Are you ready to work hard, nurture your idea, ship it, and be successful?

One way to do it is just by starting your own company. There are also easier, more effective ways to increase the chances that your company will be successful. For example, doing it with the Founder Institute.

This is how it works: 1) You join the program 2) You pay an initial fee 3) For a few months (a semester) you’ll share the experience of thinking about your company, your product, your idea, with other wannabe entrepreneurs. 4) After only a few weeks, you’ll have to incorporate that company. 5) During the semester, you’ll enjoy the help of world class mentors (I’m not talking about myself here), legal help, etc. 6) In exchange, the Founder Institute, and the mentors, will acquire a small equity in your company.

What are the main benefits of going with the Founder Institute?

The Founder Institute strives to increase the quality of starting a technology company, while reducing the cost from over $20,000 in the first year to as little as $2,000, also thanks to a great list of partners.

These are the cities where the Founder Institute will be operating in 2011:

United States Silicon Valley, San Diego, New York, San Francisco, Denver, Boston, Seattle, Houston, Washington DC, Los Angeles

Europe Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris

Asia Singapore

South America Santiago, Bogota

So, what are you waiting for? :)