(Not in Orange County? See the list of cities currently accepting applications)
The Founder Institute is currently testing the demand for opening a new program in Orange County. To move forward, a sufficient number of interested applicants need to apply using the interest form below.
What is the Founder Institute?
The Founder Institute 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 5 years of operation, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,249 companies across 85 cities and six continents - making us the world's largest startup accelerator.
To learn more, check our About Page.
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?
Completing the Interest Form below does not guarantee a semester in your locale, nor your acceptance to it. Should we generate a sufficient number of interested applicants and move forward with a local program, you will be notified via email and invited to take our Predictive Admissions Test for free to complete your application. There is no obligation.