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Entrepreneur DNA Assessment

The Founder Institute has worked with leading social scientists and collected millions of data points to develop an objective "Entrepreneur DNA Assessment" that identifies people with the highest potential for entrepreneurial success - regardless of idea, locale, or demographic.

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Assessment Benefits

Leverage the Founder Institute's Entrepreneur DNA Assessment for your corporation, fund, university, or more.

Identify Entrepreneurial Talent

Quickly and objectively find the individuals with the highest chance of entrepreneurial success within any population - such as a corporation, university, or more.

Improve Your Evaluation

Leverage millions of data points to make faster and more accurate investment and evaluation decisions - all in an equitable, fair, and bias-free manner.

Improve Talent Management

Get insights on the entrepreneurial strengths and weaknesses of your employees or companies, with corresponding action points on how to get their best performance.

Our Methodology

The Founder Institute has been decoding the "Entrepreneur DNA" since 2009.


Psychographic Testing

Rather than subjectively judging startup ideas, the admissions criteria for the FI accelerator is an online battery of tests that quantifies the greatest variable in startup success: the founder(s).

Psychographic Testing

Challenging Accelerator

Accepted founders join an intense 4-month accelerator to launch a startup. Each week they get ratings on their progress from peers, program leaders, and experienced mentors.

Challenging Accelerator

Market Performance

After graduation, the FI Portfolio Support team continues rating the founders on their company performance ‘in the real world’, with all data fed back into the weighting of the assessment.

Market Performance

Accurate Results

Through a flow of continous data, regression analysis from PhDs, and frequent test updates, FI has built and can maintain a statistically validated test for identifying the highest potential entrepreneurs.

Accurate Results

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
$1.75BN+ in Portfolio Funding
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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 6,800 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN 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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