If you are passionate about growing your local economy through entrepreneurship, then apply to be a Founder Institute Local Director today. Local Directors play a central role in their startup ecosystem, share in the value of the companies created, and become part of a global network of over 3500 global entrepreneur leaders.
Based in Silicon Valley, the Founder Institute is the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program. In just 5 years, we have launched 1,185 companies across 66 cities, and these companies have already created over 10,000 jobs and have an estimated value of over $5 billion. Our goal is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new startup jobs.
Silicon Valley is not a place, it's a mindset. The Founder Institute emulates this mindset in cities across the globe with three central tenets: Talent, Training, and Teamwork.
1. Talent: The Founder Institute identifies the most talented people, using a revolutionary "Predictive Admissions Test" that identifies entrepreneurial personality traits.
2. Training: Aspiring entrepreneurs that are accepted to the program take part in a step-by-step, structured training program based on Silicon Valley best-practices.
3. Teamwork: All participants in the program share in the equity of the companies formed, which creates a collaborative ecosystem conducive to building great companies.
Our 150+ Local Directors have great passion for startups, and helping local entrepreneurs succeed. Local Directors also tend to have strong connections in the local startup ecosystem, participating in various events and knowing various local startup personalities.
The Institute has helped 1,100+ Graduates turn their dreams into a reality. We help condition and prepare those passionate about building a technology company with our 3.5 month program that includes our company-building curriculum, expert feedback, and peer support.
The Founder Institute is in 60 cities, 35 countries and has over 3,000 CEO Mentors. We have helped launch over 1,000 companies and as we continue to grow, we hope to launch 1,000 more in 2014. Be apart of our global network and help startups in your city.
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