Microsoft BizSpark
Microsoft® BizSpark® will host the Founder Institute in Rome.

Local Partners



Rome Autumn 2012

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 sales (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.

AppCampus - AppCampus is an accelerator platform funded by Nokia and Microsoft. Successful applicants will receive awards varying up to 70,000 euros depending on the complexity of the mobile app. In addition, AppCampus also provides training in mobile technology, design and usability, coaching and marketing support. Learn more about the program here. For more information on how to apply please contact sales (at) fi (dot) co.

Idyllic Software - They're a tight-knit team of Ruby on Rails developers with a lot of experience in the startup world. They believe in fast delivery, common sense solutions, doing what they love, and getting it right the first time. They will never outsource your projects and they will speak up if we have an idea or opinion. Their developers are always available to talk about project status, changes, or questions—with no middleman. For more information contact Idyllic Software here!

Gold Partners

Palo Alto Software - Live Plan is the #1 selling business planning and financial tracking software brought to you by Palo Alto Software. LivePlan provides entrepreneurs and business owners with cloud-based tools to craft a one-page business pitch, write a lender- and investor-ready business plan, track key performance indicators, and grow their business. LivePlan is proud to partner with the Founder Institute to help the Founder Institute's members plan for and experience success. For More Information Go Here.

crowdSPRING - the world's #1 marketplace for custom logos, web design and naming, is pleased to partner with Founder Institute to give you $20 off any project, plus a free ($99 value) advanced promotion (total discount: $119). Entrepreneurs post what you need, when you need it and how much you'll pay. Once posted, creatives from around the world submit actual work. You select from among actual work (an average of 130+ entries per project), not bids or proposals. crowdSPRING (winner of numerous national and international awards) has helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs from the United States and 100+ other countries meet their creative needs. For More Information Go Here.


Silver Partners

Cloud Elements - Quickly integrate messaging (SendGrid, Twilio & Infobip) & documents services (Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, SharePoint & Evernote) that connect your SaaS application to your customers applications using Cloud Elements Hubs. Contact for help.

Wave Accounting - Wave is awesome, cloud-based, integrated software and tools for small businesses. So far, that includes Invoicing, Accounting, Payroll, Payments, Receipts and more, plus Personal Finance Software, too. We are focused on the under 9 employee space- micro/small businesses. For more information Go Here.

Softjourn - We believe that global teams are not just for the big guys. We have proved this many times by assisting startups to go from an idea to a successful business. You will feel the difference working with us; technical expertise, communication and experience make us a partner rather than just coders. We love helping you launch!

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