Madrid Winter 2016 (Exploratory)

Global Partners

If you are interested in becoming a Founder Institute partner and helping us launch the next wave of innovative technology companies, please contact mark (at) fi (dot) co. Please note that partnerships are subject to change.

Platinum Partners

Microsoft Ventures is a global initiative to help entrepreneurs build great companies working with startups at every stage of maturity, providing the tools, resources, and expertise they need to succeed. The initiative is broad-based, and includes a community program, accelerators, and a seed fund. Microsoft Bizspark, the community program, provides access to free software development tools (including Dev tools, Office, Windows and SQL), training and visibility at no cost. Find out more and register here: The approach helps startups scale their business, bring innovative services to market and reach new customers. Visit Microsoft Ventures at to learn more.

Startup Blueprint is the only program designed to fuel profitability for your startup by providing free payment processing and advice. Connecting through top tier incubators, accelerators and VCs, they activate the optimum revenue model for your business. Benefits include a free transaction volume up to $1.5 million USD* ($50,000 USD of PayPal fees waived for 18 months). For Braintree, free transaction volume up to $100,000 USD (braintree fees waived for 18 months).

Cushman & Wakefield is the leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop and live. C&W and FI have partnered up to provide all Graduates and Mentors with free consultation and global real estate services! Learn more here.

Gold Partner

Wrike - is a Work Management software that helps growing businesses meet their goals. By combining tools for managing projects with easy task management and team collaboration features, we helps founders track work and deliver results on schedule. With apps for both iOS and Android, Wrike helps you stay connected with your team from anywhere without the need for long email threads and lost information. You can also run reports to share progress with mentors or investors.

Silver Partners

Cloud Elements - is a cloud API integration service that uses a “one-to-many” approach to connect your application with entire categories of services, each through a single API. We enable SaaS application developers to rapidly deliver “Cooperative Apps”; apps that connect seamlessly with other leading cloud services. Cloud Elements is headquartered in Denver,CO, but serves customers worldwide. More information can be found at

Pipedrive is used by thousands of startups as their CRM tool. It’s because Pipedrive helps them complete activities that are key to success of every startup. The key feature for Pipedrive is the sales pipeline. When they first started Pipedrive, they realized from their own startup experience that the sales pipeline is not only great for sales and managing your contacts, but for solving many other problems that startups face.

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