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The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Through a challenging curriculum and strong post-program support, we provide aspiring entrepreneurs with structure, mentorship, and a network to start an enduring company. Learn MoreApply to the Program
Leaders of the world's fastest growing companies have used our program to form and improve their business ideas, create an advisory board, recruit co-founders, improve their pitch, launch a product, raise capital, generate revenue, and more. The scale of our successful alumni is unprecedented.See our Graduates
Through a unique Liquidity Pool, 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.Learn our Methodology
CEO & Founder
Co-Founder, Leaf College Savings, LLC
Chris Duffus has a broad, though impactful background working with innovative organizations in finance, technology, and politic...
Principal, Pendulum Advisors
Ali Sorbi is the founder and principal of Pendulum Advisors, a Tyson’s Corner based consulting firm specializing in Financial P...
Founder & CEO, MissNowMrs.com & Elegant Entrepreneur
Danielle Tate is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, spokeswoman, and speaker with a career that spans a decade in startup wo...
Founder, Urban Haven
Lilian is a development director for DC Archangels, Founder of Urban Haven, and also works in a venture firm sourcing deal flow
Mariya Bouraima, avid world traveler and proud mompreneur, launched Aveya Creative in 2012 — the first branding and marketing a...
Neil Kleinberg is the founder & CEO of DiliVer, a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) software company with specialized due diligenc...
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