Votetocracy part of Founders Institute NY spring semester
We are very pleased to announce that we are part of the Founders Institute New York Spring Semester. In fact - as of this posting - the semester is about half way through. FI has been a great experience and it continues to help us move Votetocracy forward. Below is a quick description of the program from their site. http://www.founderinstitute.com/about.
About Founders Institute
The Founder Institute's goal is to globalize Silicon Valley by launching 1,000 meaningful and enduring technology companies per year in 30 cities worldwide. It was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur, Adeo Ressi, and to this day is still operated out of a small garage in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Through our four month pre-seed incubator program, you can launch your dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs, while not being required to quit your day job. Through our four month pre-seed incubator program, you can launch your dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs, while not being required to quit your day job. Our unique Bonus Pool also shares equity upside with all participants, creating local, teamwork-based ecosystems where great startups can flourish. In less than two years of operation, the Founder Institute has already helped launch over 275 technology companies in over 15 cities worldwide.
On speaking about the admission process
It's very hard to judge a new founder by the quality of their idea, because there is too much subjectivity involved. To apply to the Founder Institute, you do not need to provide an idea. Instead, we use a proprietary Predictive Admissions Test to find the best people. This social science test was developed along with leading university social scientists, and is regularly calibrated to identify entrepreneurial personality traits and remove all forms of subjective bias. Our unique applicant screening approach has been featured in CNNMoney.com in a piece by FI Mentor and Founder of Mint.com Aaron Patzer.
As we close out the program in the next month or so we'll update everyone on progress made.