In times of change, entrepreneurs get to work building the future.
As the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, the Pittsburgh Founder Institute can help you:
- Focus on what's important, using a structured growth process that defines your next steps, helps you move quickly, and has proven to reduce the time and cost to build a startup.
- Make smart decisions, through constant feedback on your strategy and progress for the entire lifecycle of your business from the world's top entrepreneurs and investors.
- Build a global business, by leveraging the world's largest network of startup mentors, founders, and investors (based in Silicon Valley, with chapters spanning 185+ cities across six continents).
Since 2009, we have helped over 4,000 portfolio companies raise over $950M in funding, solve big problems, build products people love, recruit amazing teams, and more.
Let us help you build something that matters.
Apply to the Program
The Final Admissions Deadline for the Pittsburgh 2021 program is 2020-12-13. But, if you apply by the Early Admissions Deadline on 2020-11-08:
- You will be invited to take the Predictive Admissions Assessment for free ($25 USD value)
- You will be eligible for the Early Course Fee (the early price of $799 USD increases to $999 USD after the Early Deadline)
After completing the application below, you will be invited to take our Predictive Admissions Assessment, which is our main criteria for evaluating applicants.
Local COVID-19 Update: In an effort to #StopTheSpread and ensure everyone’s health and safety, this program is planned to start in an online format. Learn more on our Virtual Program FAQ page.
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When there are fundamental shifts in the world, smart people get busy building the future.
We don’t know what the future holds, but no matter what happens, the Founder Institute will support you every step of the way.
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