The Founder Institute is the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator.
We help you build an enduring company by establishing a support network of local startup experts that are invested in your success, and providing a structured business-building process that has helped our alumni raise over $700M.
If you are ready to make several years of progress on your startup in just 3.5 months, and receive a lifetime of support after Graduation, then apply below today.
Who Should Apply?
The Founder Institute focuses on founders instead of ideas. If you are talented and motivated to do the work required to build an enduring tech or tech-enabled company, then we want to hear from you. This includes aspiring founders with a full-time job, solo founders, teams, and founders of established companies that are pre-funding.
What to Expect?
The Final Admissions Deadline for the Sofia Fall 2018 Semester is 2018-11-04. But, if you apply by the Early Admissions Deadline on 2018-10-07:
- 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 $449 USD increases to $549 USD after the Early Deadline)
- You will be eligible for several Founder Institute Fellowships, which provide our best applicants with a full refund to participate in the program for free
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 would like to learn more about our Admissions Process and review criteria, visit FI.co/admissions.
If you want to learn more, our Overview page is a good place to start.
The first step is always the hardest, so congratulations! Let's get started...