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Founder Institute Officially Launches in Hong Kong to Help Build Global Startups

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-04-21

The Founder Institute, the world’s largest startup launch program with over 1,000 graduate companies, announced today that it will be officially launching its first chapter in Hong Kong.

With plans to run two semesters annually, the program aims to launch over 15 meaningful and enduring companies per year in the city.

Anyone interested in launching an innovative company is welcome to apply to the Hong Kong Founder Institute today at http://fi.co/apply/hong_kong

The Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute decided to officially launch in Hong Kong after a successful trial period across the city in February and March that drew over 200 interested entrepreneurs and executives. In order to celebrate the launch, the Hong Kong Founder Institute will host a “Pre-Curriculum” of free events for the general public to learn more from successful entrepreneurs about what it is like to run a business;

 

I’ve been impressed by the number of top mentors across not only Hong Kong, but all of Asia, that have stepped forward to support and help the future participants of the Hong Kong Founder Institute. Investors are flocking to the city, and there is a strong sense that Hong Kong is positioned to become a major force in international technology and innovation" - Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute.

In less than five years of existence, the Founder Institute has helped aspiring entrepreneurs launch over 1,310 companies across over 85 cities and 6 continents, which have created over 10,000+ new jobs. Through the Founder Institute’s rigorous four-month program, promising entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company with structured training, expert feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs - without quitting their day job. Founder Institute Graduate companies boast an 89% survival rate, and include fast-rising startups like Udemy, Retailigence, Appota, and many more. 

Leading the Founder Institute’s efforts in Hong Kong is Cedric Delzenne, a successful digital entrepreneur living and loving Hong Kong since 2010.

Opportunities are flourishing in Hong Kong and our city now offers a great ecosystem for entrepreneurs - from crowdfunding platforms to co-working spaces. The Founder Institute can tremendously increase an aspiring technology entrepreneur's chances of success by providing the necessary skills and mindset - and a link to the Silicon Valley!” - Cedric Delzenne, Director of the Hong Kong Founder Institute

Other entrepreneurs who have pledged to help participants in the Hong Kong program include; 

  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alex Chen: CEO, EZTable
  • Chris Place: Senior Product Designer, Native Union
  • Daniel Szuc: Design Researcher, Apogee Asia Ltd
  • David Brabbins: Associate Partner , Prophet
  • Igor Duc: Co-founder, co-Director, Native Union
  • Jamie Lin: CEO , AppWorks
  • Jeffrey Paine: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
  • Joanne Ooi: CEO, Plukka
  • Joseph Chow: Partner, Maurice WM Lee Solicitors
  • Rex Ng: President, 6waves
  • Rudi Leung: General Manager, Ogilvy & Mather HK
  • Simon Newstead: CEO, Frenzoo
  • Vinnie Lauria: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
  • Yat Siu: CEO, OutBlaze

 

Anybody who is interested can apply today to the Hong Kong Founder Institute at http://fi.co/apply/hong_kong. The Final Application Deadline is on May 25th, but those who apply by the Early Application Deadline on May 4th are eligible for a variety of Fellowships - including the Female Founder Fellowship, which is offered to the best overall female applicant.

Learn more about the Founder Institute at www.FI.co

 

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About The Founder Institute

The Founder Institute (www.FI.co) is the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across over 85 cities and 40 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 companies, which have created over 10,000+ new jobs. The company's mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

Global PR Contact: Jonathan Greechan

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