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Become an Accelerator Apprentice

If you are looking to break into the startup and venture capital industry, FI's Global Apprentice Program provides unparalleled access inside the world's largest pre-seed accelerator.

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Help Run a Startup Accelerator

Apprentices work closely with entrepreneurs, mentors, and Founder Institute Chapter Leaders to provide administrative, operational, and strategic support for FI's renowned accelerator program.

Grow Your Network

Work directly with top startup accelerator leaders, founders, advisors, and investors - locally, regionally, and globally.

Build Your Skillset

Learn the entire startup acceleration process, with access to all curriculum resources. At the end, get a certificate for your accomplishments.

Opportunities for Growth

Whether you are looking to start a company or build a career in venture, the Apprentice program will equip you for the future.

Who are the Ideal Candidates?

Global Apprentices are part-time, virtual engagements that combine education with real world applications, and include a certificate for completion. They are a great fit for ambitious people with the following skills:


Attention to Detail

Accelerators are fast paced! Associates need to have exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to simplify complex tasks and bring order to logistics processes.

Attention to Detail

Passion for Startups

The right candidates possess a strong passion for entrepreneurship and innovation, with a goal to either start a company or break into the venture industry.

Passion for Startups

Great Communicator

Apprentices will interact with high profile advisors and investors, and be able to deliver clear, concise, and professional communication (both verbally and in writing).

Great Communicator

Proactive Learner

The right candidates take initiative, figure things out, and are eager to learn new skills. In other words - they are entrepreneurial!

Proactive Learner

About the Founder Institute

The Founder Institute ( is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Since 2009, we have helped tens of thousands of employees and new/ idea-stage entrepreneurs validate, test, and launch startups worth an estimated $30BN+. Our mission is to activate and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build meaningful technology businesses worldwide

200+ cities
35,000+ Mentors & Advisors
1.8+ in Portfolio Funding
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What are you waiting for?

Multiple Apprentice opportunities are available

The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 7,000 entrepreneurs raise over 1.8 in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 100 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.

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