Build a Fundable, Global Startup in Berlin

The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses.

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Program Dates
Sep 27, 2023 Jan 31, 2024
Sep 27, 2023
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The Core Experience

You don't have to do it alone. Alongside other like-minded entrepreneurs, you will build your business in a structured, proven process.

Critical Support Network

Join an Equity Collective of helpful startup mentors and founders that are invested in your success.
Get access to a lifetime of support programs and partners that far exceeds any comparable program.

Structured Methodology

Know what to work on, and when, with our proven business-building sprints and structured process.
Build a company with impact by leveraging the world's largest network of startup founders and mentors.

Challenging Process

Less than 40% of Founders make it through the program because we challenge you every step of the way.
Get fast-tracked to our Funding Lab program and Virtual Demo Days, giving you the best chance to get funding.

Session Calendar

Below are the dates for the upcoming program

Sep 27, 2023
06:30pm CEST
Vision & Mission
Oct 04, 2023
06:30pm CEST
Impact Track: Introduction into Impact Entrepreneurship
Oct 09, 2023
06:30pm CEST
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From our Silicon Valley chapter, Udemy is the global leader in online learning, with nearly 200,000 courses. The company went public on the NASDAQ in October 2021, raising $421 million.

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The real question is: can the Founder Institute be game-changing for your business? The answer is yes. Without FI, Udemy may have never raised any money.

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Sign up for an upcoming info session to learn more and chat with our team. There are several sessions per week across most time zones.


Our leadership team are proven startup experts who know how to walk you through the challenges of your early-stage startup.

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Ferdinand Muehlhaeuser

Lead Director Berlin @ Founder Institute Berlin
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Dirk Lehmann

Innovation Advisor & Pitch Coach @ Dirk Lehmann & Partners
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Kai Malkwitz

Associate @ Founder Institute
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Rikke Klitskov

CMO @ Founder Institute
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Amanda Fornal

FI Berlin Mentors

Build a business efficiently through video conferences, office hours, and material reviews from a roster of top startup mentors.

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Stefan Jørgensen

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Kyrill Zlobenko

Angel Investors | 4x times Founder | Head of Europe, @Seedrs @ Seedrs Ltd.
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Alexander Sumin

co-founder, Chief Marketing Officer @ ClaimCompass
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Sebastian Stricker

Founder @ United Nations World Food Programme
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Tao Tao

COO and Co-Founder @ GetYourGuide
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Claude Ritter

Co-Founder and CEO @ Tiger Facility Services

Local Partners

Get special deals and support worth over $3 million from top support organizations and partners.

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The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,800 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 100 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.

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