Our Goal is to reach 80% of our global alumni building businesses that address the UN SDGs by 2030
Not every entrepreneur can (or wants to) “change the world”, but every entrepreneur can do their part to make progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Our new "Progress Planner" makes it easy to find achievable impact goals for your business.
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.
Female Founder Initiative
The Female Founder Initiative was created in 2016 to support the women in the Founder Institute network. Today, we are supporting women founders from all over the world.
increase from 2016 to 2017 of women-founded portfolio companies from the Founder Institute
of the companies the Founder Institute produced in the U.S. were women-founded in 2018
Black American Founder Fellowship
Through this program, any Black American Founder in the United States who is building a startup (or who has an idea for a startup) can apply to any Founder Institute chapter in the United States for free, and the top applicants in each program will receive free access to our pre-seed accelerator program.
TotalCtrl is a cloud-based food waste prevention system that simplifies inventory and expiry date management by providing real-time data on products.
Responsible Consumption and Production Sustainable Development Goal 12
Pooja Viswanathan - CEO & Founder
Founder Institute Toronto
Braze Mobility has developed the first blind spot sensor system that can be added to any wheelchair, offering the driver feedback regarding location and proximity of obstacles through lights, sounds and vibrations.
Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Development Goal 10
Viola Llewellyn - President & Co-Founder
Founder Institute Johannesburg
Ovamba is an award winning ‘TradeTech’ company that supports financial institutions who want to serve growing businesses in emerging and frontier markets.
Decent Work and Economic Growth Sustainable Development Goal 8
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We have moved all in-person events to an online format for the foreseeable future, while also running several new online events every week.
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 6,000 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 95 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.