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The Founder Institute, the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Caracas program!

If you could use a structured process and a lifetime of support from Caracas's top investors and entrepreneurs to build a startup, then apply to the Caracas Founder Institute today.


Since 2009, our highly-structured accelerator programs have helped entrepreneurs at the earliest stages grow quickly, know what to do next, and make connections with the largest community of startup advisors.

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. 

To celebrate the launch, the Founder Institute will host several free online startup events in Caracas, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs:

Caracas Events:

  • Startup Funding in Caracas (Online): 6:00pm, mar 12, 2024 (America/Caracas): https://FI.co/e/331566

Global or Regional Events:

  • Founder Institute Online Information Session: https://FI.co/infosession
  • Why Corporate Innovation Is Failing: Rethinking Strategies for Success: 2:00pm, mar 06, 2024 (America/Caracas): https://FI.co/e/337168
  • How to Tackle the Gender Gap in Funding: Facts & Initiatives from Investors: 1:00pm, mar 11, 2024 (America/Caracas): https://FI.co/e/337606
  • How to Overcome the Internal Challenges of Being an Entrepreneur: 7:00pm, mar 13, 2024 (America/Caracas): https://FI.co/e/338604
  • How to Drive B2B Sales Growth with LinkedIn & Social Selling : 1:00pm, mar 18, 2024 (America/Caracas): https://FI.co/e/337510
  • How to Optimize Fundraising Efforts through Strategic Marketing Techniques : 1:00pm, mar 20, 2024 (America/Caracas): https://FI.co/e/338138
  • Crafting a Compelling Pitch: Secrets to Capturing Investors’ Interest: 1:00pm, mar 25, 2024 (America/Caracas): https://FI.co/e/338272
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas (Interactive Online Event): 8:00pm, mar 27, 2024 (America/Caracas): https://FI.co/e/337314
  • Pitch Lounge: Get Feedback on Your 1-Minute Pitch Idea from Startup Experts: 1:00pm, abr 03, 2024 (America/Caracas): https://FI.co/e/337390
  • Ask an Investor Anything: Q&A with a Venture Capitalist: 1:00pm, abr 15, 2024 (America/Caracas): https://FI.co/e/338375
  • Building a Fundable Start-up Brand: 1:00pm, may 20, 2024 (America/Caracas): https://FI.co/e/338745

The Caracas program is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including José David Acuña Monsalve (Local Leader, Founder Institute Caracas), Marco Villegas (Director, FI Caracas), Sandy Gómez (Valuation Specialist, Arca Análisis Económico).

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

* Alberto Parra * Alexandra Delsol * Andrea Fabianna D'andrea * Armando Goncalves * Arnoldo Matheus * Astrid Chedid * Carlos Riera * Chintan Oza * Dan Piestun * Deep Moteria * Delfina Guedimin * Denisse Alvarez * Eduardo Cannizzo * Guillermo Guzmán * Haymee I. Perez Cogle * Juan Carlos Castillo * Juan Carlos Fernández Alemán * Luis Fernando Moncada * Luis Santiago * Maria Castro * Nelson Palmero Durán * Orlando Osorio * Paloma Lecheta * Ramón Rodríguez * Rosario B Casas * Sandy Gómez * Silvana Liscano * Simon Chamorro * Simon Rausseo * Susie Jaramillo

  • And many more to be announced.

Join us in Caracas to build a great company in 2023. 

Apply to the Caracas 2024 Founder Institute today, or learn more at FI.co/overview.  

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