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Founder First, Founder Always. Join us in 2022: Founder Institute is the #1 place in the world to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses.

Today’s economic 'New Normal' is full of reshuffling industries, and new problems in need of solutions - now is a time for entrepreneurs to act. 

Whether you need to test and validate early hypotheses before making a large financial commitment to your startup idea, or you are ready to push your startup to the next level through aggressive weekly growth sprints to refine your vision, improve key metrics, and prepare for investor diligence, Founder Institute has the proven processes and network to help you do it.

Apply to the Founder Institute Nordics Virtual Fall 2022 Accelerator today to build a globally scalable startup anywhere in the Nordic region including Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Estonia! 

The program uses a structured process that tells you what to focus on when, and a lifetime of support from the Nordic region's top ecosystem experts, investors, and entrepreneurs.

Program Update: This accelerator will be run online with local and international mentors, with the potential for some optional in-person networking. Learn more on our Virtual Program FAQ page.

What Are Founders Saying: here are views from one of the founders in our current Sweden Virtual (Spring) 2022 cohort Rolf Helberg jr.“I feel like I am part of a 48 hour hackathon, filled with super compressed activities, group sessions, mentoring sessions and individual work. It's definitely exhausting at times, but at the same time so rewarding. The best part is access to mentoring hours all the time, as well as working closely with participating peers, as we can get some very direct and valuable feedback. This is like nirvana, and priceless. It's by far the best accelerator program I have been participating in.” 

JOIN our Upcoming Startup Events: we will be hosting several free startup events in the Nordics over the coming weeks, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs all from the comfort of home:

Nordics Events:

  • FI Nordics Graduation, with Anna Gissler (CEO, Invest Stockholm) on 6:00pm, Jul 07, 2022 (Europe/Stockholm):

Global Events:

  • WEBINAR: Founder Institute Online Information Session:
  • Startup Pricing 101: How To Price Your Early Stage Startup Product (Online) on 7:00pm, Jul 13, 2022 (Europe/Stockholm):
  • How to Leverage a Financial Model to Supercharge Your Business (Online) on 7:00pm, Jul 20, 2022 (Europe/Stockholm):
  • [Restricted Access] FounderX 2022: VIP Gathering of the Global Founder Institute Network (Day One) on 7:00pm, Aug 02, 2022 (Europe/Stockholm):
  • [Restricted Access] FounderX 2022: VIP Gathering of the Global Founder Institute Network (Day Two) on 1:00am, Aug 04, 2022 (Europe/Stockholm):
  • Founder Showcase @ FounderX: Global Startup Pitch & Networking Event on 7:00pm, Aug 04, 2022 (Europe/Stockholm):
  • Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Idea to Startup Experts, Online on 7:00pm, Aug 24, 2022 (Europe/Stockholm):
  • [Restricted Access] Community Led Growth: Iconic Brands & Raving Fans, with Lloyed Lobo + VIP Networking on 7:00pm, Sep 22, 2022 (Europe/Stockholm):

Make better, faster business decisions in 2022 by sharing your latest progress, challenges, and strategies for constant feedback and evaluation from our expert mentors and advisors, every step of the way–scale your team, develop new business opportunities, and recruit an amazing advisory board with the world's largest network of international startup founders, CEOs, advisors, and investors.

The Founder Institute Nordics Accelerator is led by some of the region's top startup and ecosystem leaders. In addition, some of the region's (and global) top entrepreneurs, experts, and investors will be participating as mentors in the program.

Since 2009, Founder Institute’s highly-structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,000 entrepreneurs to grow quickly, know what to do next, and make key connections through the largest community of startup advisors in the world. 

It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then receive free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network - a collection of global funds actively investing in the earliest rounds of funding.

The results speak for themselves: FI Alumni have raised over $1.75BN in funding, and are building impactful businesses across 200+ cities and 95+ countries all across the globe. (see the FI 50 Report here).

Join us in the Nordics to get funded and build a global business. 

Apply to the Founder Institute Nordics Virtual Fall 2022 program today, or learn more at  


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