Boston, MA, October 09, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- In the beginning there were 36; at the end, that number had dwindled to five stalwart start-ups, companies boasting finely honed business plans, well-rehearsed pitches—and in one case a product that launched during the graduation dinner. This was the Founder Institute’s Summer 2010 Boston Graduating Class, who received their diplomas last night.
The Founder Institute is a global start-up incubator that takes companies from concept to pre-launch through a targeted—and highly accelerated—program. Participants test in (based on personality, not their business idea) then spend the next four months crafting every aspect of their businesses under the tutelage of experienced start-up CEOs—mentors who remain accessible and engaged long after the program is over.
But don’t be fooled by that long-term support; The Founder Institute program is as tough as it is fast-paced. “The Founder Institute is not for the faint-hearted,” notes graduate Trevania Henderson. Her company, CaringWise, Inc. (www.caringwsie.com) is dedicated to relieving stress on the family caregiver, by helping co-ordinate the entire caregiving team and providing the online tools and access needed to share and simplify caregiving.
Other graduating companies are CodeStump, Inc. (www.codestump.com) Conversation Media, Inc. (www.conversationmedia.org), EximFlow (www.eximflow.com) and ThinqTeq (www.thinqteq.com).
CaringWise is a web-and mobile-enabled platform that helps family members organize all the information, communication and coordination around caring for someone with a complex medical condition or who is aging-in-place. Born from a desire to help relieve caregiver stress while fostering independence where possible, CaringWise is about connections; its suite of tools can help improve care, minimize complications and simplify care coordination. Founded in 2010, CaringWise is based in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information please visit: www.caringwise.com.
About the Founder Institute
The Founder Institute is a global network of startups and mentors that helps entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. 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. The Institute's goal is to Globalize Silicon Valley by launching 1,000 meaningful and enduring technology companies per year in 30 cities worldwide. The company is based in Palo Alto, Calif. and was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur, Adeo Ressi. For more information visit: www.founderinstitute.com.