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The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Through a challenging and rigorous curriculum, we provide early-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs with the structure, training, mentor support, and global network needed to start an enduring company. In addition, the Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that accepts founders with day jobs and shares equity with all participants.

If you are ready to make several years of progress on your startup in just 3.5 months, then apply below today

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?

The Final Admissions Deadline for the Barcelona Fall 2019 Semester is 2019-11-10. But, if you apply by the Early Admissions Deadline on 2019-10-20:

  1. You will be invited to take the Predictive Admissions Assessment for free ($25 USD value)
  2. You will be eligible for the Early Course Fee (the early price of $699 USD increases to $799 USD after the Early Deadline)
  3. You will be eligible for several Founder Institute Fellowships, which provide our best applicants with a full refund to participate in the program for free

After completing the application below, you will be invited to take our Predictive Admissions Assessment, which is our main criteria for evaluating applicants.

Not Ready?

If you want to learn more, our Overview page is a good place to start.

Ready?

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