The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Through a challenging and rigorous curriculum, we provide early-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs with the structure, training, mentor feedback, global network, and lifetime of support needed to start an enduring company. In addition, the Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that accepts founders with day jobs and shares equity with all participants.
If you are ready to make several years of progress on your startup in just 3.5 months, 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 Tampa Bay 2018 Semester is 2018-09-02. But, if you apply by the Early Admissions Deadline on 2018-08-26:
- You will be invited to take the Predictive Admissions Assessment for free ($50 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)
- 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.
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