The Founder Institute
Impact Key Performance Indicators (iKPIs)

The Founder Institute is working to make progress on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by positively influencing the below iKPIs (Impact Key Performance Indicators)

SDG Goal 8.5
Decent Work & Economic Growth
iKPI: Increase the total number of people employed in 'decent work' as defined by the ILO
Our Metric: Number of New Founders Graduated by our Accelerator per Quarter
SDG Goal 9.B
Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
iKPI: Increase the proportion of technology development, research and innovation administered in a developing countries.
Our Metric: Number of New Accelerator Cohorts in Developing Nations per Quarter
SDG Goal 10.2
Reduce Inequality
iKPI: Increase the number of underrepresented minorities participating in social, economic, and/or political arenas.
Our Metric: Female Founders Graduated by our Accelerator per Quarter (as percentage of total)

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