The Founder Institute launching "exploratory" Philly program in Spring; info sessions this & next week

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The Founder Institute, which describes itself as the "World's Largest Startup Accelerator, with a mission to globalize Silicon Valley and help founders build enduring technology companies", is starting what it calls on its home page an "exploratory" Spring 2013 Philadelphia program. Applications are due on April 13 and sessions will occur from April 30 to August 13, 2013.

The part-time program enables would-be founders to develop and shape their business plans without leaving their day jobs, under the tutelage of experienced CEOs and entrepreneurs. The Institute, founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi in California, says it has helped launch over 650 venture in 39 cities.

The Founder Institute will kick off its Philly program with a free information session and Pitch Boot Camp on Thursday, February 21 at 6pm at the offices of Seed Philly, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia. Guest speakers for the evening include Brett Topche, Managing Director of MentorTech Ventures and Mike Krupit, COO & Co-Founder, Real Food Works. Another free information session will be held on February 28 at 6pm at Seed Philly, featuring talks by DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg and WizeHive CEO Mike Levinson.

Also, David Nevas, Principal at Edison Ventures will make an appearance at Coffee & Capital at Quorum, University Science Center on February 21 at 8am.


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