Founder Institute: Global Startup Mentor Awards (fi.co)
We would like to congratulate all of the Founder Institute Global Startup Mentor Award Nominees. We are honored to work with some of the most dynamic leaders in the world – and many of them are on this list.
Blawesome Lands Techstars Seed Investment – Toronto Demo Day 2022 (stonks.com)
Techstars Toronoto: In addition to Blawesome, this global class spans not only Canada but Africa, Pakistan, and India. Investors take note, these companies mean business. Their traction and team size are seldom seen at this early stage, and their valuations are starting to soar, and surpassing a combined $100M USD already, which is just the start.
Register for the 6th Techstars Toronto Demo Day by following the link above.
Founder Institute Silicon Valley Virtual 2022 Produces 20 New Tech Companies (fi.co)
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 Beyond Company
DataBank.Me by SuperWallet
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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MAA’VA’s Marieh Mehran Featured at ChangeNOW in Paris
The world’s largest event for the Planet
Check out Marieh Mehran, founder of MAA’VA as she joins ChangeNOW’s panel featuring Women for Change. Filmed live at the world’s largest event for the planet, ChangeNOW in Paris, France on May 19th, 2022 From the event program: When girls get the opportunities they deserve, amazing things start to happen. We know that there is a gap in visibility, recognition and access to opportunities between men and women. It’s crucial to provide these resources at a young age and not […] More
Sensi Magazine Expands to Latin America with New Bilingual Puerto Rico Magazine (sensimag.com)
Award winning cannabis lifestyle publication Sensi Magazine expands it’s reach into LATAM with new Puerto Pico magazine. This special bilingual edition is Sensi’s first entrance into the ever expanding Puerto Rico cannabis landscape.
Blawesome Founder & CEO Jennifer Kruidbos on Building for Web3 Wellness Communities (fi.co)
Jennifer Kruidbos is the Founder & CEO of Blawesome, a Founder Institute Toronto portfolio company providing a platform for wellness creators and their communities to learn, grow, and build culture together. Blawesome is a web3 creator marketplace network, with tools to help wellness creators to grow, manage and monetize their communities, including practice management structures and tokenized communities.
FounderX 2022: Mark Your Calendar for FI's VIP 3-Day Network-Only Summit! (fi.co)
FounderX, the Founder Institute’s VIP Gathering of Alumni, Mentors, Local Leaders, Investors and Partners is happening this summer! Mark your calendars: from August 2 – 4th 2022, hand-selected members of the Founder Institute network will gather online for a series of fun virtual networking events, group workshops, and engaging talks from top Keynote Speakers.
NuLife Virtual Puts Addiction Treatment and Recovery in the Palm of Your Hand (healthtransformer.co)
When serial tech entrepreneur J.D. Meints hit a wall with his addiction and started on the road to recovery, he discovered his new life’s work. Now he’s building a virtual behavioral health platform that makes addiction treatment and supportive communities scalable.