Veterans and active service members possess the work ethic, high character, and strong leadership skills needed to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies.
To inspire and enable the military community to build technology companies, the Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has partnered with Vet-Tech, the nation's leading startup accelerator for military veterans, to offer the "Startup Our Veterans" Fellowship.
As part of this program, any U.S. veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company can apply to a U.S. Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicants from participating cities will receive a Fellowship to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.
Applications are currently open for the Startup Our Vets Fellowship in any of the U.S. programs below that are before the Early Application Deadline:
- Bangalore, India: Starting on 2016-05-14
- Bangkok, Thailand: Starting on 2016-07-06
- Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Starting on 2016-05-24
- Boston, US: Starting on 2016-09-21
- Charleston, US: Starting on 2016-08-17
- Chennai, India: Starting on 2016-05-10
- Chicago, US: Starting on 2016-07-19
- Chisinau, Moldova: Starting on 2016-05-23
- Cordoba AR, Argentina: Starting on 2016-06-22
- Dallas, US: Starting on 2016-09-21
- Guatemala, Guatemala: Starting on 2016-06-30
- Hyderabad, India: Starting on 2016-06-14
- Kabul, Afghanistan: Starting on 2016-08-10
- Kabul, Afghanistan: Starting on 2015-10-28
- Kansas City, US: Starting on 2016-07-12
- Kuwait City, Kuwait: Starting on 2016-09-19
- Lagos, Nigeria: Starting on 2016-08-09
- Lisbon, Portugal: Starting on 2016-09-27
- Moscow, Russia: Starting on 2016-09-21
- Mumbai, India: Starting on 2016-08-06
- New York, US: Starting on 2016-06-28
- Ottawa, Canada: Starting on 2016-08-01
- Perth, Australia: Starting on 2016-07-17
- Portland, US: Starting on 2016-09-07
- Ribeirao Preto, Brazil: Starting on 2016-06-08
- San Jose, Costa Rica: Starting on 2016-09-14
- Santiago, Chile: Starting on 2016-07-12
- Silicon Valley, US: Starting on 2016-06-15
- Sofia, Bulgaria: Starting on 2016-10-24
- Tallinn, Estonia: Starting on 2016-09-13
- Tunis, Tunisia: Starting on 2016-05-18
- Visakhapatnam, India: Starting on 2016-08-13
- Warsaw, Poland: Starting on 2016-09-12
- Washington DC, US: Starting on 2016-05-09
To apply for the Fellowship, you must complete your application and enroll by the Early Application Deadline in your city (unless otherwise specified). Recipients of the fellowship will be notified within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline.Start your entrepreneurship journey by taking the Predictive Admissions Test today.
To date, several military veterans around the globe have Graduated from the Founder Institute, such as Chris Holloway, a Naval Academy alum and combat-experienced fighter pilot. Chris used the San Diego Founder Institute to launch FatPencil, a online logbook for pilots, and work on an orientation and position sensor tracking hardware project.
Learn more about the Founder Institute at www.FI.co.