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Today, the Founder Institute, the world's premier pre-seed startup accelerator, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the New York Fall Virtual 2020 program!

If you could use a structured process and feedback from New York's top entrepreneurs to build a startup, then apply to the New York Fall Virtual 2020 Founder Institute today.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities worldwide, the Founder Institute provides high-potential entrepreneurs and teams with the critical support network and structured process needed to build an enduring company. Since 2009, the program has helped over  4,500 Graduates raise over $950M funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more.

To celebrate the launch, the Founder Institute will host several free startup events in New York, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs and hear more about the program:

Since launching in New York in 2010, the Founder Institute has helped launch several promising companies in the region, like SimpleReach (acquired 2019), Kindara (acquired 2018), Fund That Flip ($2M+ funding), Pathgather (acquired 2018), Zipmark ($3.5M+ funding), Trendalytics ($1.5M+ funding), Easy AerialAlta ClaroDentalStores, and many more. The New York program is led by long-time Managing Director Kevin Siskar (Co-Founder of the NYC Innovation Collective, Venture Partner at Outbound Ventures, and Founding Partner of Equity Token).

In addition, some of New York's top entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors will be participating in the program, providing them with expert training, feedback, and evaluation. The list of mentors for the New York Founder Institute includes:

  • And many more to be announced.

The Founder Institute is designed for founders and teams all throughout the pre-seed stage, including aspiring founders with a full-time job, solo founders, teams, and founders of established companies that are pre-funding. The Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

Join us in New York to build a great company in 2019. 

Apply to the New York Fall Virtual 2020 Founder Institute today, or learn more at FI.co/overview.  

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