Startup Institute, a Boston-based career accelerator geared toward cultivating “startup-savvy talent,” on Tuesday announced a partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and an investment by SVB of $3 million to support its expansion of offices and programs. “The partnership will help high-growth companies in the innovation sector find qualified candidates to scale their businesses,” Startup Institute said in an announcement. Startup Institute launched in 2012 to help startups find employees who could help their companies grow. According to a recent survey by Silicon Valley Bank, while 77% of innovation companies reported plans to hire in 2014, 91% said it is “extremely or somewhat challenging” to find workers with the skills they need. Read more.