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 empower communities of talented and motivated people to build technology businesses that positively impact the world, no matter their location, background, race, age, or sexual orientation, 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.
NOTE: Do 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.
Read about the latest news and insights coming out of FI for Good below.
Pessimists, Move Over: Impact Founders Are Pragmatists By Definition
Female Founder Initiative Impact Report
Sustainable Businesses the World Needs Now: The Carbon Storage Startup Idea Bank
Adeo Ressi in Stockholm: How To Build Purpose Driven Startups That Change the World
Sustainable Businesses the World Needs Now: The Energy Startup Idea Bank
How To Find Impact Investors For Sustainable Startups
Startup Visionary Awards: Recognizing the Diversity Champions of the Founder Institute
Solving the World’s Food and Water Problems Through Tech and Innovation
How to Launch a Startup that Matters - Insights from Kimbal Musk
Fantine is Crowned the 2019 Pitch For Purpose Champion
Fantine is Fueling the Coffee Value Chain Revolution
Build a Company that Matters
The Founder Institute is here to support ambitious Founders that want to change the world.Apply to the Program