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Proven Results

Leaders of the world's fastest growing companies have used our program to raise funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. The scale of our successful alumni is unprecedented.

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3,100+

Companies
Launched

$700M+

Funding by
Graduates

$20B

Estimated
Portfolio Value

Stronger Together

Through a unique Equity Collective, the Founder Institute creates strong local communities where Graduates, Directors, and Mentors all receive equity in the companies formed. These strong local networks are also connected to a massive global ecosystem that spans six continents.

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11,000

CEO & Founder
Mentors

200

Global
Chapters

25,000

Jobs
Created

Tien

Tien Wong

Founder and CEO, Lore

Ronald

Ronald Uba

Senior Business Development Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

Facilitate introductions to procurement opportunities, cultivate strategic alignment for supply chain management and innovative...

Henry

Henry Hunter

ceo, Incidr

Henry is a serial seasoned entrepreneur; has exited a company and has launched a disruptive newco through Founder Institute

Adeo

Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder Institute

Adeo Ressi is the founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup-technology company accelerator. The In...

Chris

Chris Duffus

Co-Founder, Leaf College Savings, LLC

Chris Duffus has a broad, though impactful background working with innovative organizations in finance, technology, and politic...

Roger

Roger Yee

Roger Yee - Investor/LP, Fortify Ventures , Fortify Ventures

Roger is a veteran of start-ups, having founded three companies that included investor-backed funding and successful exits thro...

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August 20, 2018

How to Create Great Branding & Customer Acquisition for Funding, with Founder of DivX & CEO of CIENCE

  • John Girard, Joe Bezdek
  • Knobbe Martens, 12790 El Camino Real, San Diego
  • 06:00 PM
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Various Times

WEBINAR: Founder Institute Online Information Session

  • Ryan Micheletti, Jonathan Greechan
  • Online Event
  • Various Times
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August 20, 2018

Reunião VIP para Mentores e para as Startups Aprovadas no Programa de Mentoria

  • Diego Simon, Felipe Novak , Robson Del Fiol, Erik Santana
  • WAYRA BRASIL - UNIDADE SAO PAULO, Rua Martiniano de Carvalho, 851, São Paulo
  • 06:30 PM
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The Founder Institute operates across 200+ cities and 6 continents. We are #FIworldwide, because great companies can be built anywhere.

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