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Below is an April 2021 milestone report featuring updates from Founder Institute portfolio companies across the globe. See the most recent grad news and top media features of the past month, new video founder interviews and webinar videos - including from the 20th Global Founder Showcase - as well as a list of the upcoming FI global events taking place the rest of this month in May, 2021.


Alumni Funding + News Highlights:


Are you a pre-seed stage entrepreneur working to achieve startup traction or funding? Apply here to join a 100% virtual Founder Institute accelerator nearest you


April Featured Webinars: 20th Global Founder Showcase

On April 28, 2021 the Founder Institute hosted the 20th Global Founder Showcase, Silicon Valley's leading international startup pitch event. We were pleased to welcome Global Accelerator Network CEO & Managing Director of GAN Ventures, Patrick Riley, as the Founder Showcase keynote speaker, who gave a presentation on creating entrepreneurial impact in an age of abundance - watch the full video below: 

Nearly 150 startups from 19 countries applied to pitch in our April Showcase event, but after several rounds of intense evaluation and feedback, only 10 were chosen to present live. These companies are all showing promising early traction, and hail from 9 different cities, 7 countries, and 3 continents. You can see their individual pitch videos here and the full event replay including the investor feedback and Q&A below: 

How to Build a Customer Centric Startup, with Leaders from Brex & Freshworks:

***If you're an impact startup founder, enter your 1-minute pitch video at PitchForProgress.com by May 28th for a chance to pitch live to impact investors in the July online Demo Day event + win prizes!


April 2021 Founder & Investor Interviews:

Jason Merrick of LearnCdo (FI San Francisco):

Michael Warshall of Emotion Wedding Photography (FI Silicon Valley): 

Sunil Sharma, Ryan Micheletti, and Janet Todorova on How to Create a Venture Portfolio:


Join us at a May 2021 Free Online Startup Event:


Social & Environmental Impact Entrepreneurs: Submit your no-frills-required 1-minute elevator pitch video at PitchForProgress.com by the May 28th deadline for a chance to present live to impact investors in the th 'Pitch For Progress' online Demo Day event + win prizes!

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Are you a pre-seed stage entrepreneur working to achieve startup traction or funding? Apply here to join a 100% virtual Founder Institute accelerator nearest you.

Graduates of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $975M in funding, and building products people love across over 200 cities worldwide.

See the most recent news from our Grads at FI.co/news, or learn more about their stories at FI.co/journey





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