The Founder Institute Network is celebrating 15 Years of empowering entrepreneurs worldwide! Learn more here.

Build the Foundation of Your Future Economy

Create more founders, accelerate their success, and build your economy of tomorrow by partnering with the Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute

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In a rapidly evolving global economy, government and economic development organizations face significant challenges in building sustainable startup ecosystems and creating a pipeline of new and innovative companies. The time is now to invest in your leaders of the future.

Unlock Your Region's Entrepreneurial Talent

There are great entrepreneurs everywhere, but if they are not supported at idea-stage their potential is often wasted. By utilizing over 15 years of experience in empowering new startups, the Founder Institute helps governments identify, nurture, and empower entrepreneurs at the grassroots level.


Connect to a Global Venture Network

The Founder Institute is the global leader in idea-stage startup acceleration, offering a suite of tailored solutions to empower your region's economic future. With a global network of mentors and investors spanning 100, we offer custom solutions for each region to reach their entrepreneurial potential.

Four Paths to Empower Local Entrepreneurs

Train your Leaders

Prepare your incubator leaders with an intensive bootcamp that shares best practices learned from running hundreds of accelerator programs since 2009.

Train your Leaders

Global Pitch Events

Provide your innovators with exposure to international investors and corporations through end-to-end pitch training, International Demo Days, or Pitch Competitions.

Global Pitch Events


Catalyze your most promising companies by connecting to our global investor network, hosting immersive trade-missions, or by leveraging connections across the global FI Network.


Economic Development Accelerators

Cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs in your region by launching a custom economic development accelerator, leveraging FI’s expertise to ensure maximum economic impact.

Economic Development Accelerators

Key Benefits of Partnering with Founder Institute

Create More Regional Entrepreneurs

FI’s grassroots approach to identifying, inspiring, and empowering new Founders provides much greater ROI than elaborate and expensive “innovation theater” initiatives.

Connect to a Global Investor Network

FI’s network spans nearly every geography and business vertical, allowing partners to exponentially grow their investor community from day one of a partnership.

Access Unparalleled Expertise

Nobody has helped launch more accelerators or startups across as many countries and cities as the Founder Institute, and we bring millions of data points and a proprietary platform to every partnership.

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Embark on Your Journey

Transform potential into success

Start your journey today. Contact us to explore how we can partner to shape the entrepreneurial future of your region.

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Avoid the Pitfalls of Falling Behind

In a world where innovation and economic growth are increasingly driven by entrepreneurship, failing to support your early entrepreneurs could mean missing out on transformative opportunities.

About the Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Since 2009, we have helped tens of thousands of employees and new/ idea-stage entrepreneurs validate, test, and launch startups worth an estimated 20. Our mission is to activate and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build meaningful technology businesses worldwide

200+ cities
35,000+ Mentors & Advisors
1.8+ in Portfolio Funding

Your Future Enriched with our Partnership

The Founder Institute partners with government and economic development organizations to build sustainable ecosystems and empower the leaders that will define their future economy. Learn more about how we work with organizations like yours.

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 7,000 entrepreneurs raise over 1.8 in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 100 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.

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