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The Founder Institute is the World's Largest Early-Stage Startup Accelerator. In fact, over 1,650 technology founders have already launched companies with the help of our company-building curriculum, expert feedback, and peer support. Are you next?
Who Should Apply?
Anybody who is passionate about building a technology company is welcome to apply: idea or no idea, full-time job or unemployed, young or old, male or female, experienced in business or straight out of school. We also support a wide range of technology industries: including digital media, software, biotech, cleantech, ecommerce, advertising, consumer electronics, and more.
What to Expect?
The Final Admissions Deadline for the Chicago Fall 2015 Semester is 2015-10-06. All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances to get accepted and the sooner you will hear our decision.
After completing the application below, you will be invited to take our Predictive Admissions Test, which is our main criteria for evaluating applicants. The test takes about 45 minutes, and you will have a few days to complete it. Developed by leading social scientists in conjunction with the Founder Institute, this test is continually calibrated to identify entrepreneurial personality traits.
If you want to learn more, our About page is a good place to start.