Founder Lab is series a virtual advisory programs where Alumni work closely with our Silicon Valley HQ to reach the next milestones in their business. The goal of these programs is to continue to providing our portfolio companies with (1) a structured process, and (2) constant feedback and support long after the Core Program ends.
These programs are cohort-based, last 3-6 months each, and are conducted via email, phone, and our online collaboration tools.
A highly-structured, step-by-step process with aggressive weekly sprints
A dedicated coach in Silicon Valley to provide constant guidance and feedback
Facilitated connections to advisors, experts, and investors through the FI network
Access to a network of global advisors to guide you along the way.
These structured resources are designed to push you to the next step, wherever you are as a business.
Customer archetype, user-story, prototyping, and product specification help
Finalize a growth engine to propel your business forward
Access to investor insights & database of advisors
Pitch deck, term sheet, cap table editing/ feedback/ negotiation assistance
Deal syndication to a global network of investors
Intros to Investors & Advisors
Deal structure and closing assistance
The goal of Funding Lab is to help you close the lead investor to your seed round in less than 6 months.
Founder Lab has helped companies across 6 continents get to the next level.
Braze Mobility is an affordable blind spot sensor turning any wheelchair into a 'smart' wheelchair. They were selected in August 2021 to participate in Google For Startups Accelerator.
Polen is B2B platform enabling corporate buying and selling of waste stream products. The company signed many customers and was ranked in the Top 10 of the 100 Open Startups Ranking.
Lessonbee is comprehensive health, wellness and mental health education for grades K-12 to build social-emotional skills. The company raised funding in 2021 and was featured in Forbes.
Kudoti connects brands, manufacturers, collectors, and recyclers to build a more circular economy. The company received the $40k Creating Shared Value Prize from Nestlé in July 2021.
Zowasel is a vetted agriculture marketplace to buy and sell crops. The company received $100k in funding at UN World Food Programme’s Zero Hunger Sprint.
MAA’VA is a carbon-negative building material; turning plastic and nonplastic waste into eco-materials. They won Pitch For Progress 2021 Global Impact Startup Competition in July 2021.
It all starts with our renowned FI Core accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth.
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 6,500 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 95 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.