The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Startup Accelerator, is currently testing the demand for opening its newest chapter in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Spring of 2013.
If you'd like to help bring this great program to Charlotte, then fill out an Interest Form today. If enough people fill out this form and express interest by December 23rd, 2012, then the Founder Institute will formally launch a Charlotte Chapter.
The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that, in just three years of operation, has helped launch over 650 companies across 35 cities and five continents. Through our part-time four-month program, existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs - while not being required to quit their day job. Our unique Graduate Liquidity Pool also enables graduates and mentors to share in the equity upside of each class, creating strong teamwork-based startup ecosystems where great companies can flourish. We call it "Globalizing Silicon Valley."
The Institute will be hosting a number of free events in Charlotte, including;
- Startup Pitch Bootcamp on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012.
- Information Session on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012.
- Startup Ideation Bootcamp on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012.
Leading the Founder Institute's efforts in North Carolina are two leaders of the Charlotte startup scene; Jason Burr and James Moore.
The Founder Institute program is open to anybody that is passionate about building a technology company: idea or no idea, full-time job or unemployed, young or old, male or female, experienced in business or straight out of school. We also support a wide range of technology industries: including digital media, software, biotech, cleantech, ecommerce, advertising, consumer electronics, and more.
Help bring the Founder Institute to Charlotte and fill out an Interest Form today.