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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 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 4,500 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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How to Plan Your Startup’s Impact with Measurable SDG Metrics

By Dustin Betz on May 6, 2021
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Why & How to Share Your Impact Journey

By Dustin Betz on Apr 30, 2021
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Announcing the Pitch For Progress Competition

By Dustin Betz on Apr 29, 2021
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Building Partnerships to Amplify Startup Impact

By Dustin Betz on Apr 21, 2021
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Impact Opportunities in Startup Supply Chains

By Dustin Betz on Apr 9, 2021
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How to Keep Your Team Engaged on Impact Initiatives

By Dustin Betz on Apr 3, 2021
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ESG in Markets & Customer Segments: ‘Product/Impact’ Fit

By Dustin Betz on Mar 26, 2021
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How to Track Your Progress: iKPIs & Measuring Impact

By Dustin Betz on Mar 22, 2021
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How to Get Your Team Onboard with Impact Initiatives

By Dustin Betz on Mar 19, 2021
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How to Choose Your Company’s Impact Goals

By Dustin Betz on Mar 14, 2021
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Social Enterprise Startup KPIs: What Do Impact Investors Want To See?

By Dustin Betz on Oct 25, 2020


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