Build a Fundable, Global Startup in Jamaica

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Program Dates
Jun 03, 2024 Sep 24, 2024
Early Deadline
Mar 17, 2024
Early Entrance Fee
$299 $399
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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.

Proven Process to Build Quickly & Cheaply

In development since 2009
Updated frequently based on global feedback

Highly Structured and Sequential

Clear growth sprints with weekly deliverables
Engineered to reduce complexity and help you focus

Constant Feedback from Mentors

14 Weekly Feedback Sessions and Office Hours on your pitch, progress, and data to help you make the right decisions
Office hours provide individual, personalized time with industry experts

Session Calendar

Below are the dates for the upcoming program

May 27, 2024
06:00pm -05
Accelerator Kickoff
Jun 03, 2024
06:00pm -05
Vision & Mission
Jun 04, 2024
06:00pm -05
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Join an Online Information Session

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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Michael Gordon

Chief Innovation Officer @ University Of The Commonwealth Caribbean Limited
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Taneallea Feddis

Founder/ Managing Director @ BlackWall Consultants
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TennilleHowell Hussey

CEO JANJEE, Founder, Director @ UCC Business Development & Consulting Institute
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Wayne Beecher

Chief Executive Officer, Founder @ AltCatalyst

Ecosystem Highlights

We're your local chapter! We live here and we want to grow along with you. Leverage our deep connections in the Jamaica startup ecosystem to propel your business forward.

Connect with Top Partners and Investors
Network with local Founders
Raise your startup's status in the ecosystem


Our Mentors bring real-life experience and expertise so you can make timely decisions quickly.

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Paul Chin

Investor Relationships Manager @ Development Bank of Jamaica Limited
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Nadine Campbell

Founder @ ACE Entrepreneurs
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Sharleen Clarke Curah

Motivational speaker @ HR Management DTI
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Reginald Nugent

Chief Financial Officer @ Transcel Inc
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Arlene Williams

VP Personal and Business Banking @ First Global Bank Limited
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Janordo Patterson

Business Banking Executive @ First Global Bank

Local Partners

Quickly increase connections to other ecosystem organizations, investors, and industry experts.

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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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