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The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Through a challenging curriculum and strong post-program support, we provide aspiring entrepreneurs with structure, mentorship, and a network to start an enduring company. Learn MoreApply to the Program
Leaders of the world's fastest growing companies have used our program to form and improve their business ideas, create an advisory board, recruit co-founders, improve their pitch, launch a product, raise capital, generate revenue, and more. The scale of our successful alumni is unprecedented.See our Graduates
Through a unique Liquidity Pool, 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.Learn our Methodology
CEO & Founder
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gateway Incubator
Ben Larson, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Gateway, is a serial entrepreneur and prolific startup coach. Ben has advised ea...
EVP Finance, Singularity University
Catalyst and builder with 20+ years of finance and operations oriented leadership success at high-growth organizations. Strong ...
Managing Director, DFJ Aurora
Managing Director, Rhapsody Ventures
Managing Partner at Rhapsody Ventures, a cross-border investment firm focused on seed to early stage ventures at the interescti...
CEO, Power Communication Corp.
Joseph Prabhakar, CEO of Power Communication Corp., is a technology executive turned storyteller. Joseph loves to identify sto...
Therese Helland, Founder/CEO The Kasbah Hub, Founder/Chair Woman The Kasbah, Founder/CEO Helland IT UN Women, Microsoft, Compu...