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Washington DC Autumn 2013
Sessions: 2013-11-19 - 2014-03-04
Our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley by creating and fostering local startup ecosystems in promising markets across the globe. We aim to help launch 1,000 technology companies per year in over 75 cities worldwide.
The Founder Agreement
The following document is the Founder Agreement, signed by all enrolling Founders. Any referenced exhibits or related documents can be seen by scrolling below on this page. Each enrolling Founder must sign just the Founder Agreement in order to participate in the Semester. These documents provide Founders with various program benefits, including participation in the "Bonus Pool" derived from the Option proceeds.
Learn about joining the Bonus Pool.
Form of the Option
The Founder Institute recommends that enrolled Founders incorporate a company in the United Kingdom. Incorporation in the United Kingdom is three to five times faster and requires less than half the capital than incorporating in Italy.
The following document is the Form of an Option in the United Kingdom that you will need to issue for your company to join the Bonus Pool. The majority of the Option value held by the Institute is for the benefit of Semester participants. The Option also provides Founders with protections against undesired terminations.
Form of Board Consent
The following document is the Form of Board Consent in the United Kingdom that is required for you company to issue the Option above.