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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.

It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then get free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network - a collection of global funds actively investing in the earliest rounds of funding.

The results speak for themselves: FI Alumni have raised over $1.5 billion+ in funding and are building impactful businesses across 200+ cities and 90+ countries.

 

Who Should Apply to FI Core?

The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the idea and pre-seed stages, 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 Philadelphia Virtual 2022 Semester is Apr 17, 2022. 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 ($999 USD) 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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