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Start a Company in Chicago! Applications Now Open for the Chicago Founder Institute

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-06-17

The Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator, is now accepting applications for the Chicago Autumn 2014 Semester.

If you could benefit from expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Chicago, click here to apply todayThe program is open to founders of all kinds – including solo founders, those without an idea or company, and those that have a full-time job. 

Those who apply by the Early Application Deadline (2014-08-17) will have their application fees waived (typically $50) and are eligible for Founder Institute Fellowships

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, aspiring founders are not required to quit their day job to participate, so they can begin building a business around their ideas without putting their livelihood at risk.

If you would like to learn more, then join us for the free, upcoming event: 

The Chicago chapter will be led by Jason Jacobsohn, the Managing Director of Reliable Venture Partners and an advisor to over 100 emerging businesses on investment and strategy.

In only 5 years of operation, over 1,310 graduate companies across 85 cities have used the Founder Institute to validate their idea, develop their plans, refine their product, build an advisory board, prepare for seed funding, and more.

                                        We hope you will join us in Chicago and launch a company in 2014.

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