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The Founder Institute is the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator.

We help you get to traction and funding with a support network of startup experts that are invested in your success, and through a structured business-building process that has helped our alumni raise over $900M. 

Who Should Apply?

The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the pre-seed stage, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas.

What to Expect?

The Final Admissions Deadline for the Houston Winter 2020 Semester is 2019-12-15. 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.

If you would like to learn more about our Admissions Process and review criteria, visit FI.co/admissions.

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

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