There's plenty of research concluding that a racially and ethnically diverse workforce is better for business. Austin isn’t getting the message, many tech executives said.
The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Austin after a successful test launch this year attracted over 200 potential applicants in the city.
Applications to the first ever Austin Founder Institute are open now, and anyone interested in launching a technology company is welcome to apply at https://fi.co/apply/Austin.
“We don’t want a CRM for dogs,” Martinez joked. “We want people to swing for the fences.”
—by Brent Wistrom, AustinInno
"The Founder Institute, the world's premier startup launch program, is currently exploring a new semester launch in Austin for 2017 to help local entrepreneurs build meaningful companies."
"Leading the Founder Institute's efforts in Austin are local startup leader Martín Aguirre Martinez (Founder, A-Player Management)."
Have an idea to start a company but don’t know what to do next? Enter the first Austin chapter for Founder Institute Inc. “What’s great about this program is that it’s for entrepreneurs who are still in the ‘dream stage,’” said Martin Martinez, Founder Institute's Austin chapter co-director.
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