Resources for Entrepreneurs
The Founder Institute - http://www.founderinstitute.com
This wonderfully founder-friendly and highly credible organization was started by Adeo Ressi, a successful serial entrepreneur. The San Diego location is managed by Jeanine Jacobson, whom we spoke with over the phone. The Founder Institute provides training and instruction to prospective company founders, as well as seasoned entrepreneurs, in 4-month semesters in various locations such as Silicon Valley, Singapore, Seattle, Los Angles, San Diego, Denver, Boston, New York, Washington DC, and Paris. The institute is currently accepting applications for upcoming fall session in San Diego. If you would like an introduction to Jeanine, please contact Stefan.
Startup Weekend - http://sandiego.startupweekend.org
"The participants that attend a Startup Weekend decide what they want to tackle over the weekend and come out at the end with several developed companies or projects. Attendees are responsible for bringing the same desire and passion to the project and walk out of the room with the task at hand, in a short 54 hours." Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or Stefan for an introduction.
The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) - San Diego - http://www.startupleadership.com
"The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is an initiative to train and mentor young professionals (age 20s-30s) to be leaders and entrepreneurs in the life sciences, tech, clean tech, and social enterprise sectors. In its 5th year, SLP Fellows have started 40 companies, raised $3.5MM in angel financing and $26MM in venture capital funding, and won numerous awards and media attention. Our Fellows work as venture capitalists, at startups in leadership roles, or in innovation-related areas at companies and institutions." Our liason for the San Diego chapter is Rebecca Breitenkamp, a program graduate and successful entrepreneur, Founder and ex-CFO of Intezyne Technologies. For a direct introduction, contact Stefan.
Vator.tv - http://www.vator.tv
Based in the Bay Area and founded by former CBS MarketWatch Silicon Valley reporter Bambi Francisco, this platform helps connect startups and venture capitalists, with frequent overwhelmingly successful pitch events. For more info or introductions, contact Stefan