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The Founder Institute is the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator. Build your business alongside top local startup experts invested in your success, and through a proven and structured process. Learn More

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Proven Results

Leaders of the world's fastest growing companies have used our program to raise funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. The scale of our successful alumni is unprecedented.

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3,100+

Companies
Launched

$700M+

Funding by
Graduates

$20B

Estimated
Portfolio Value

Stronger Together

Through a unique Equity Collective, the Founder Institute creates strong local communities where Graduates, Directors, and Mentors all receive equity in the companies formed. These strong local networks are also connected to a massive global ecosystem that spans six continents.

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11,000

CEO & Founder
Mentors

200

Global
Chapters

25,000

Jobs
Created

Genevieve

Genevieve Nixon

Founder and CEO, Planet with Friends

Allow me to introduce myself, I am Geneviève A. Nixon  A multi-media artist and entrepreneur specializing in television, fil...

Jeb

Jeb Ory

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Phone2Action, Inc.

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Phone2Action, Inc.

Maura

Maura O'brien Ali

CEO and Managing Director, American Growth Solutions

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mobrienali/

Frances

Frances Reimers

Principal , Firestarter

Frances is the Founder of Firestarter, a personal brand consultancy located in Alexandria, VA. Firestarter helps individuals an...

Ed

Ed English

Chief Product Officer, Higher Logic

For the past fifteen years, Ed has led product teams that brought new concepts to market and created software used by hundreds ...

Naresh

Naresh Verma

FI Mentor

Events

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August 13, 2018

TFI Batch 7 Meet-up Session

  • Bobby Liu
  • Saigon Innovation Hub (Sihub), 273 Dien Bien Phu, Ho Chi Minh City
  • 02:00 PM
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Various Times

WEBINAR: Founder Institute Online Information Session

  • Ryan Micheletti, Jonathan Greechan
  • Online Event
  • Various Times
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August 14, 2018

Startup Ideation Bootcamp

  • Asbjørn Jørgensen, Michael Van Lier, Matthijs Otto
  • WeWork Weteringschans, Weteringschans 165c, Amsterdam
  • 06:00 PM
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The Global Network

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The Founder Institute operates across 200+ cities and 6 continents. We are #FIworldwide, because great companies can be built anywhere.

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