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Startup Weekend


Through the Startup Weekend Fellowship, members of the Startup Weekend Community who want to start a technology company can apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Weekend Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, December 11th, 2016, using this link.

Grant: The recipient of the Startup Weekend Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.

Click here to apply for the Startup Weekend Fellowship.

Founder Institute Welcomes Nearly 100 New Graduates in March

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-03-18

The Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator, is proud to announce the graduation of 95 new entrepreneurs and companies from the most recent semesters across the world.

Having successfully completed the months-long, structured curriculum that featured business-building assignments and collaboration with top-notch mentors and cohorts, these accomplished Founder Institute Graduates are now equipped as Founders of enduring companies. And many more Founders are set to join the Graduate ranks after the upcoming Founder Institute semesters which are currently accepting applications.

The 95 graduates of this past semester hail from all around the world--spanning four continents, eight countries, and eleven cities in total, including;

  • San Francisco, USA (16)
  • Jakarta, Indonesia (15)
  • Chicago, USA (9)
  • Santiago, Chile (9)
  • San Diego, USA (8)
  • Washington D.C., USA (8)
  • Zagreb, Croatia (8)
  • Barcelona, Spain (6)
  • Berlin, Germany (6)
  • Paris, France (6)
  • Munich, Germany (4)

For an inside look into the experience of the Founder Institute, check out the reactions from a few newly-minted graduates of the San Francisco Founder Institute in the video below;


For more graduate testimonials and answers to common questions from prospective applicants, click here.

If you could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a company, apply to the Founder Institute today. We are currently accepting applications in Silicon Valley and many other cities worldwide 

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