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In times of change, entrepreneurs get to work building the future.

 

As the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, the Founder Institute helps you:

  • Focus on what's important, using a structured growth process that defines your next steps, helps you move quickly, and has proven to reduce the time and cost to build a startup. 
  • Make smart decisions, through constant feedback on your strategy and progress for the entire lifecycle of your business from the world's top entrepreneurs and investors. 
  • Build a global business, by leveraging the world's largest network of startup mentors, founders, and investors (based in Silicon Valley, with chapters spanning 225+ cities across six continents). 

Since 2009, we have helped over 4,500 portfolio companies raise over $950M in funding, solve big problems, build products people love, recruit amazing teams, and more.

Let us help you build something that matters. 

 

Join the Program

The Final Admissions Deadline for the Austin Fall Virtual 2020 Semester is 2020-10-04. All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances of being accepted.

After completing the application below, you will be invited to take our Predictive Admissions Assessment, which is our main criteria for evaluating applicants. If you are accepted, you will be invited to pay the Course Fee and complete your enrollment.

Local COVID-19 Update: In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our mentors and founders, this Founder Institute cohort will be held in an online format. Learn more on our Virtual Program FAQ page.

 

Let's get started

When there are fundamental shifts in the world, smart people get busy building the future.

We don’t know what the future holds, but no matter what happens, the Founder Institute will support you every step of the way. 

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