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The Founder Institute is the world’s largest 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 $950M. 

The Sydney Founder Institute, led by Benjamin Chong (Founder and Investor at Right Click Capital and the Sydney Seed Fund), includes intensive mentorship and access to some of the most distinguished entrepreneurs in Sydney and abroad. 

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 Sydney - Australia Virtual Spring 2021 Semester is Aug 8, 2021. But, if you apply by the Early Admissions Deadline on Jun 6, 2021:

  1. You will be invited to take the Entrepreneur DNA Assessment for free ($10 USD value)
  2. You will be eligible for the Early Course Fee (the early price of $899 USD increases to $1099 USD after the Early Deadline)

After completing the application below, you will be invited to take our Entrepreneur DNA 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.

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

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