Do you want to be a leader in your local startup ecosystem? The Founder Institute (the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program) is on a mission to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and is looking for local startup leaders to launch new chapters around the world.
Founder Institute Directors play an essential role in their local economy, share in the value of the companies they help create, and are included in FI’s global network of entrepreneurial leaders.
Through the Founder Institute, countless Directors have contributed greatly to their respective startup communities. To learn more about the impact Directors have on their region and their personal experiences leading a chapter, check out the following Director Profiles:
- Director Profile: Alan Colmenares (Director of the Bogota and Medellin Founder Institutes)
- Director Profile: Jeanine Jacobson (Director of the San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County Founder Institutes)
- Director Profile: Jeffrey Paine (Director of the Singapore Founder Institute)
The best Founder Institute Directors have a combination of the following characteristics:
- Entrepreneurial Experience - Directors should have some level of entrepreneurial experience, defined as having founded or co-founded a tech company, as well as relatable experience to Founders that go through the program.
- Availability - Directors should be available to attend the recruiting events that lead up to the semester, as well as the program sessions.
- Locality - Directors should be live in and be familiar with their startup ecosystem.
- Ecosystem Involvement - Directors should be involved in the ecosystem in at least one of these roles: a mentor in a startup organization, a senior member of startup group, a guest speaker at industry events or a host of startup-related events.