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    AMA with Mike Lingle: Startup Q&A on Financials, Pitch Decks, and More (Partner Event) (

    One of the regular free events hosted by Founder Institute.

    Do you have a difficult question about startup finance and don’t have a fortune to pay for advice? Do you feel like you’re pulling numbers out of thin air, but want to confidently pitch investors? Come learn more about startup finance in an hour with Mike than a semester at Harvard Business School. Mike explains your business finances in plain English. Join us live for a free Q&A/AMA session hosted by startup finance guru Mike Lingle of Rocket Pro Forma, live every other Tuesday. Following the session, you will receive a link to over $1,000 worth of free resources for your financial projections, pitch deck, and fundraising strategy.

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    Founder Institute Silicon Valley Virtual 2022 Produces 20 New Tech Companies (

    The Silicon Valley Founder Institute, the local chapter of the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the Silicon Valley Virtual 2022 program.

    Over 450+ prospective founders applied to join the program, and after an intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints and constant evaluation and feedback from investors and mentors, just 20 companies were able to make it through. 

    Each of these entrepreneurs have demonstrated a high level of perseverance and creativity, and their businesses have been thoroughly vetted and supported by a panel of Silicon Valley’s top startup experts and investors

    The SV Virtual 2022 Alumni invite members of the startup community and public to join them live on Thursday, May 19th for a special online graduation event featuring keynote speaker Taj Adhav, CEO of Leasecake, an FI Silicon Valley 2019 Alumni who just recently closed a $12M Series A!

    And now, without further ado, we present the new Alumni of the Silicon Valley Virtual 2022 accelerator program: 

    The Silicon Valley Virtual 2022 program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup. We would first like to thank the Local Leaders of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute: Mercedes Bankston (Founder, Jump Start VC), Russell Brand (Managing Director, Responsible Solutions Limited), Ryan Micheletti (Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute). Our Local Leaders play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in Silicon Valley that is conducive to building to great companies.

    In addition, the Silicon Valley Virtual 2022 program was supported by some of Silicon Valley’s top technology organizations, including:

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    Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Launches First-ever Cameroon Accelerator. (

    The New Normal means New Opportunities: today, the world needs more entrepreneurs to help lead the way in building a brighter future for all. The Founder Institute, the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses, is excited to announce that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Cameroon. 

    Opportunities are flourishing in Cameroon. There’s now a growing ecosystem of support here for entrepreneurs – and Founder Institute can increase any aspiring technology entrepreneur’s chances of success in Cameroon, by providing the necessary founder mindset, structure, and network – with a direct link to Silicon Valley.

    The Cameroon accelerator features world class mentors, including RSL’s Managing Director Chris Foltz

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