Try our new website

Copenhagen 2017 (Exploratory)

(Not in Copenhagen? See the list of cities currently accepting applications)

The Founder Institute is currently testing the demand for opening a new program in Copenhagen. To move forward, a sufficient number of people need to apply using the interest form below by the Launch Deadline (2017-07-02).

What is the Founder Institute?

The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Many leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used our program to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more. In addition, the Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that accepts entrepreneurs with day jobs and shares equity with all participants.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and build sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs. 

Who Should Apply?

The Founder Institute focuses on founders instead of ideas. If you are talented and motivated to do the work required to build an enduring tech or tech-enabled company, then we want to hear from you. This includes aspiring founders with a full-time job, solo founders, teams, and founders of established companies that are pre-funding.

What to Expect?

If you complete the Interest Form below before the Launch Deadline on 2017-07-02, you don't have to pay the application fee (50 DKK value), and you will be eligible to receive the prestigious "Launch Fellowship" if the semester launches (a distinction awarded to the top overall applicant, giving them a free course fee). 

However, completing the Interest Form below does not guarantee a semester in your locale, nor your acceptance to it. Like any good startup testing an MVP, the Founder Institute tests demand in a market before devoting its full resources towards that market. If we get enough local demand, then we will launch the semester and you will be promptly notified. 


The first step is always the hardest, so congratulations! Let's get started...

Selected Semester

Copenhagen 2017 (Exploratory)

Choose a city closest to you.

Login Information

This will be your login.
Must be at least 6 letters long.

Personal Information


Address Information

Address 1
Address 2
Zip Code / Postal Code

Online Information

OPTIONAL If you have a Facebook profile, then please like 'The Founder Institute' page on Facebook.

Company Information

Company Name
OPTIONAL Only fill this field out if applying with cofounders. If you are applying to the Institute with one or more cofounders, each co-founder must complete a separate application. Each cofounder must enter the same company name as everyone else that applies as a team.

Application Questions


Referral Source

How did you hear about the Founder Institute?
Please provide more details on how you heard about us below:
OPTIONAL If someone referred you to the program, please write their name here. Otherwise, please provide more details on how you heard about us (ex. specific website, partner, news article, etc)

   Questions or Issues? Contact us.

Feedback Form

We welcome your feedback to improve the Institute. Please contact us using the form below, and we will get back to you promptly.
Your Email Address:
Message to the Institute:
What is ? (enter the answer below):
Close Window