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Founder Institute Amsterdam Graduation (Online Event)

Learn about new technology businesses

May 27, 2021
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
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Completing the Founder Institute pre-seed accelerator program is an honor. The program is challenging, and the expectations are demanding. Join us for the Graduation of the latest Amsterdam - Silicon Valley cohort, where you can see an inspiring talk by a successful entrepreneur and a few "debut" presentations from new Alumni. Learn about some of the pre-seed companies that will go onto seed-accelerators, raise funding, and build the next great Amsterdam - Silicon Valley startups. There will also be an opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and celebrate the new Graduates.
Supported by Women in Technology Network
Join Women in Tech and female founders from all over the world to launch impactful technology startups.

Who Should Attend?
  • Alumni, mentors, and friends of the Founder Institute
  • Anyone interested in launching a technology company in Amsterdam - Silicon Valley
  • Anyone interested in learning about the innovative pre-seed companies coming out of the Amsterdam - Silicon Valley program 
The Founder Institute (, the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, announced today that it graduated 16 founders and startup companies in Amsterdam, Luxembourg, and other parts of Europe. In collaboration with WomenTech Network, the cohort shows an exceptionally high percentage of female-led startup graduates (65%). Industry leaders, media and investors are invited to the graduation event on 27th May 2021 to learn about some of the pre-seed companies that will go onto seed-accelerators, raise funding, and build the next generation successful startups.

The companies graduating from the cohort of Founder Institute (FI) Amsterdam span across multiple industries such as Eco E-Commerce, FashionTech, FinTech, HealthTech, various sustainability solutions and more.

Many of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, and raise funding.

Just a few months ago, Founder Institute Directors announced the virtual semester in the expanded region of this extremely challenging startup accelerator program, where graduating is a significant achievement.

In fact, there were over 1,300 applications and only 62 Founders were accepted and started the semester, and only 15 of those made it through. So, given the high dropout rate, it’s only fitting that we recognize those who persevered through the challenging weeks.

The latest graduate companies from the Luxembourg program include:

  • Aforemind (Singapore) makes mental health services accessible from an early age, from schools, institutions, corporations and communities.

  • Ahuras (Netherlands) is the mobile interface to access welfare benefits and financial aids in a simple and effective way - the e-government as it is supposed to be!

  • Equalicert (United States) helps companies assess, transform and certify workplace diversity and inclusion. Equalicert certification is the most powerful way to build credibility and trust for your company's diverse and inclusive team.

  • GreenAnt (Italy) helps rainforest farmers in producing weaver ants to obtain a sustainable protein source and a natural biocontrol agent.

  • Innate Mood (United Kingdom) is a neuroscience based video journaling app, providing a framework for you to interact with your future self to help you understand yourself & master your emotions.

  • iYonga (South Africa) is developing a behavioural savings app to help middle-income Africans improve their savings behaviour through personalised interventions such as reminders and incentives.

  • MyShupper (Netherlands) is an app that improves the experience of shopping for fashion items online by offering simple, fast & accurate personalised fashion recommendations.

  • Phioneers (United Kingdom) developing low-cost eco-friendly houses to help sub-Saharan African adults earning under $5 a day, afford homes where they can find comfort and share memories with their families.

  • Pilay (Turkey) is a meal concierge service that offers individualized menus and organised delivery of all necessary ingredients.

  • Recube (Luxembourg) is a cloud-based platform for small and medium fashion brands to digitize their product development process, reduce waste, time, and costs by leveraging the 3D technology.

  • Rolela  (Luxembourg) is a virtual marketplace for expiring food items that connects vendors with other vendors, end-users, and charity organizations.

  • SaltyLama (Luxembourg) is a trusted curated online marketplace for sustainable and sustainably made products featuring a local proximity tool making sustainable shopping easy for everyone.

  • The WASTED (Netherlands) app empowers users to kick out plastic from their daily routine rewarding them with discounts on sustainable brands.

  • We save food (Russia) is an app with a mission to decrease food waste. Online platform connects households and businesses to share and sell food which is still good but uneaten or close to expiry.

Join us for the graduation event to learn about the companies and to meet fellow entrepreneurs and investors.

Save the Date:
May 27th 2021 at 18:00 CET

Industry leaders, entrepreneurs, media and investors.
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About Founder Institute: 

The Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Since 2009, we have helped over 3,500 startups raise over $800M and build some of the world's fastest growing companies. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 65 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.

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