Hill Ward Henderson Sponsors Founder Institute Tampa

TAMPA, FL (PRWEB) February 22, 2013

The Founder Institute (http://www.fi.co), the worlds largest startup accelerator with over 750 graduate companies, announced today that its new chapter in Tampa is being sponsored by the law firm of Hill Ward Henderson. The firm will host the Spring Semester at its downtown offices and will teach the courses on legal issues.

We are pleased to be sponsoring the Founder Institute in Tampa, said Dave Felman, shareholder and leader of the firm’s Corporate & Tax Group. Its a meaningful way for our attorneys to help the next generation of company founders and support the entrepreneurial community at-large. The services that Founder Institute companies can avail themselves of include incorporation, intellectual property protections, business contracts, and employment law.

The Founder Institute owes its success in part to the major law firms that sponsor each semester in 40 cities across 24 countries, said Michael ODonnell, Managing Director of the Tampa chapter. Hill Ward Henderson provides a stunning venue for learning and collaboration, and the legal expertise that every founder requires to build a successful business.

Applications for the Spring Semester are open until March 3. The semester begins on March 19 and runs every Tuesday evening (with the exception of 4/16 and 5/28) through July 2. People who are interested in starting a technology-oriented company may apply online at http://fi.co/apply/tampa.

About Hill Ward Henderson

Hill Ward Henderson was founded in 1986 and makes its home in downtown Tampa. The firm is comprised of 90 attorneys and has a wide range of local, regional and national clients. Hill Ward Henderson received the highest number of Top Tier Practice Rankings for a Tampa firm by U.S. News & World Report in its 2012 National Law Firm Survey. For additional information, please visit the firms website at http://www.hwhlaw.com.

About The Founder Institute

The Founder Institute (http://www.fi.co) is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies. Through a part-time four month program, existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs – while not being required to quit their day job. Our unique Graduate Liquidity Pool also enables graduates and mentors to share in the equity upside of each class, creating local, teamwork-based ecosystems where great new businesses can flourish. In just over three years of operation, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 750 companies across 40 cities and five continents – making us the world’s largest startup accelerator. Our goal is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” by launching 1,000 meaningful and enduring technology companies per year in over 50 cities worldwide.

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