Build Amazing Companies in Houston

The Founder Institute provides a global support network and a proven methodology to get your startup to traction and funding

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Program Dates
Feb 10, 2025 May 27, 2025
Early Deadline
Sep 15, 2024
Early Entrance Fee
$699 $799
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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 experts 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, directors, and mentors.

Challenging Process

Less than 50% of Founders make it through the program because we challenge you every step of the way.
Graduates get fast-tracked to our Funding Lab program and global Virtual Demo Days, giving you the best chance to get funding.

Session Calendar

Below are the dates for the upcoming program

Feb 03, 2025
06:30pm CST
Accelerator Kickoff
Feb 10, 2025
06:30pm CST
Vision & Mission
Feb 18, 2025
06:30pm CST
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Featured Grad

FI Grad Company

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.

FI Grad

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.

Gagan Biyani
Udemy (IPO, 2021)

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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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James Phelan

Investment & Growth @ The Cannon
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Mery Ramirez

Co-Founder/COO @ ResQ TRX
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Natasha Gorodetsky

Founder & CEO; Head of Product @ Product Pursuit

FI Houston Mentors

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

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Joseph Daniels

Partner, Co-Chair -- Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Group @ Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough
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Paul O'Brien

CEO @ MediaTech Ventures
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Sloan Foster

Principal @ Envisage Associates
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Martín Martinez

Founding & Executive Director @ Founder Institute Texas
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Guy Parker

Chief Strategy & Creative Officer @ Ambient Way
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Neal Murthy

Chairman @ Haven Holdings

FI 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 7,000 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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