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Your Work Should Matter

There is no shortage of big problems facing humanity, but there is a shortage of ambitious startups trying to solve them.

The Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and empower talented and motivated people to build impact companies that create one million jobs, and since 2009 we have helped launch over 4,000 companies across six continents.

However, we too often watch talented entrepreneurs pursue ideas with low ambition. As the world becomes more connected and technology infiltrates the very fabric of our society, there has never been a better time for tech startups to make a difference and change the world.

We cannot rely on just government. Entrepreneurs can fix the world's problems.

In order to inspire and empower entrepreneurs to build impactful and ambitious companies, the Founder Institute is unveiling our "FI for Good" initiative.

Over the coming months, we will be announcing a number of programs and fellowships aimed to encourage entrepreneurs of every background to create technology companies that are not only meaningful, but that also aim to solve some of the biggest problems of humanity. Read our FI for Good Manifesto here.

NOTEDo not apply to the Founder Institute pursuing one of the ideas below just because you think it will increase your chances of acceptance. We are interested in working with passionate entrepreneurs building any tech or tech-enabled business that aims to "touch one million people", and we look for highly talented founders passionate about the business they are building. Read more about our Admissions Process here.


Get Inspired

Read about the latest news and insights coming out of FI for Good below.

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Sustainable Businesses the World Needs Now: The Carbon Storage Startup Idea Bank

By Dustin Betz on 2019-11-09
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Adeo Ressi in Stockholm: How To Build Purpose Driven Startups That Change the World

By Dustin Betz on 2019-11-08
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Female Founder Initiative Impact Report

By Rachel Sheppard on 2019-11-02
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Sustainable Businesses the World Needs Now: The Energy Startup Idea Bank

By Dustin Betz on 2019-10-26
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How To Find Impact Investors For Sustainable Startups

By Dustin Betz on 2019-09-28
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Startup Visionary Awards: Recognizing the Diversity Champions of the Founder Institute

By Dustin Betz on 2019-08-26
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Solving the World’s Food and Water Problems Through Tech and Innovation

By Joe Garza on 2019-08-14
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How to Launch a Startup that Matters - Insights from Kimbal Musk

By Joe Garza on 2019-08-12
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Fantine is Crowned the 2019 Pitch For Purpose Champion

By Dustin Betz on 2019-06-29
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Fantine is Fueling the Coffee Value Chain Revolution

By Dustin Betz on 2019-06-27
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Bullpen Capital's Christine Herron Joins the Pitch For Purpose Demo Day Judges

By Dustin Betz on 2019-06-26

 

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