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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 Paris Fall 2024 program!

If you could use a structured process and a lifetime of support from Paris's top investors and entrepreneurs to build a startup, then apply to the Paris Fall 2024 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 Paris, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs:

  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 7:00pm, May 22, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345511
  • Founder Institute Online Information Session: https://FI.co/infosession
  • How to Build a Fundable Start-up Brand: 7:00pm, May 23, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345060
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 2:00am, May 28, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345510
  • How to Quickly Establish Safe, Reliable, and Compliant AI Startups: 7:00pm, May 29, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345098
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 7:00pm, Jun 03, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345114
  • Ask an Investor Anything: Q&A with a Venture Capitalist: 2:00am, Jun 06, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345543
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 2:00am, Jun 11, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345544
  • [Restricted] Venture Trailblazers, featuring James Currier (Founding Partner at NFX): 4:45pm, Jun 12, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/348921
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 7:00pm, Jun 12, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345545
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 7:00pm, Jun 17, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345546
  • How to Take a Value Proposition to Finding Product Market Fit: 7:00pm, Jun 24, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345547
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 7:00pm, Jun 26, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345148
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 2:00am, Jul 02, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345594
  • How Founders Beat Anxiety for Peak Performance : 7:00pm, Jul 03, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345595
  • How to Acquire your First 100 B2C Customers: 7:00pm, Jul 08, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/344436
  • Adam Robinson’s Journey: Bootstrapping Retention.com to $22M ARR: 6:00pm, Jul 12, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/348798
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 7:00pm, Jul 17, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345596
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 7:00pm, Jul 17, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345597
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 2:00am, Jul 23, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345598
  • How to Build a Personal Brand: The Startup Founders Guide to Thought Leadership: 7:00pm, Jul 24, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345599
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas : 7:00pm, Jul 29, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345600
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 2:00am, Aug 06, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345945
  • How to Achieve a Product-Market Fit: 7:00pm, Aug 07, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/347166
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 7:00pm, Aug 12, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/344123
  • The Startup Founders’ Guide to Building AI Products Quickly & Easily : 7:00pm, Aug 14, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/347970
  • Pitch Lounge: Practice Pitching Your Business Idea to Startup Experts : 2:00am, Aug 20, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345954
  • Ask an Investor Anything: Q&A with a Venture Capitalist: 2:00am, Aug 27, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345953
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 2:00am, Aug 29, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345946
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 2:00am, Sep 03, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345963
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 2:00am, Sep 10, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345962
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 7:00pm, Sep 16, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345887
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 7:00pm, Sep 23, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345903
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 7:00pm, Sep 25, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/344320
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 7:00pm, Oct 02, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/345906
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 2:00am, Oct 15, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/346015
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 2:00am, Oct 24, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/346014
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 6:00pm, Oct 30, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/346013
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder : 7:00pm, Nov 04, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/346024
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 2:00am, Nov 07, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/346025
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 2:00am, Nov 19, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/346026
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 7:00pm, Nov 27, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/346027
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 7:00pm, Nov 27, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/346028
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 7:00pm, Dec 02, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/346075
  • What is the DNA of an Entrepreneur? Insights from 15 Years of Research: 7:00pm, Dec 04, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/346076
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 7:00pm, Dec 09, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/344813
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 7:00pm, Dec 16, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/344932
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 2:00am, Dec 24, 2024 (Europe/Paris): https://FI.co/e/346077

The Paris program is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Ivan Germanov (Co-Director, Founder Institute), Paloma Lecheta (Head of Global Community, Founder Institute), Scout Tweedie-Yates (Senior Regional Success Manager, Founder Institute).

In addition, some of Paris'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 Paris Founder Institute includes:

  • Adramé Ndione: Founder - Managing Partner, FI Dakar
  • Albert Szulman: COO, Scale-Up
  • Albert Karila: Partner, AGK
  • Alexandre Steiner: Managing Partner, OiO Ventures
  • Alexandre Morin: Co Founder, FIG Partners
  • Alexandre Jeissou: CEO, ARRadvisory
  • Alexis Aronio De Romblay: Partner, Lampidès & Potier
  • Alexis Delarue: Director, AJILINK
  • Alicia Partee: Founder/CEO, Generation Mobility AS
  • Aline Hemmo: Consultant, Pilsoft
  • Alison Imbert: Principal, Partech
  • Amine Kamoun: MD, Trust Innovation
  • Ammin Youssouf: CEO, Afrobytes
  • Ana Wolsztajn: VC Investor & Head of Platform , KAYA VC
  • Andres Hoyos Gomez: OWNER, The Beans on Fire
  • Andy Ayim: Creator, Angel Investing School
  • Anilda Billion: COO, Vizzo
  • Annie Guo: CEO, Silkpay
  • Antoine Fuyet: CEO, Champerché
  • Antoine Fuyet: CEO, Champerché
  • Armin Batouméni: CTO, Cosmo connected
  • Arnaud De Roquefeuil: Deputy CEO, ATEXO
  • Athanasios Ladopoulos: CEO | Founder, MOOCTORS
  • Augustin Rudigoz: CEO, Mobeye App
  • Aurélien Lachaud: CEO, eZyness
  • Baptiste Aubour: Founder, Ventre Paris
  • Baptiste Bouygues: CEO, Ormaie Paris
  • Benoit Bergeret: CEO, Indust.ai
  • Bertier Luyt
  • Bouba Cissoko, OPERANKA ASSOCIATES
  • Brian Proffitt: Partner, Disruptive Capital Finance
  • Caroline Ramade: CEO, 50inTECH
  • Cecile Morel: VP Sales, Cenearo
  • Christophe Cremer: President, MeilleurTaux.com
  • Christophe Carrière: COO, KinectAir
  • Christophe Lejeune: GM, Brio HR
  • Claire Denniston: COO, Oxygen
  • Clement Cezard: Chief Business Development Officier, Deezer
  • Clément Guillemot: Program Manager, Via ID - Mobivia
  • Damien Gorse: Partner, Luchtenberg Avocats
  • David Wisniewski: Head of Innovation & Green IT, SGCIB
  • Dimitri Couderc: CEO, SQUALE CAPITAL / CAIBUO CAPITAL
  • Dominique Lin, IBM iX
  • Duong VU: CEO, Duong VU
  • Elodie Abecassis: CEO & Founder, I MAKE
  • Emefa DE SOUZA: Innovation Programm manager, SFR
  • Emilio Parente: CFO, Itlaq
  • Emmanuel Vincent: CEO, Aenitis Technologies
  • Emmanuel Rouvier: Head of Marketing, Bayard Presse
  • Emmanuel Leonard: Chief International Officer, TAWAL
  • Emmanuelle Flahaut Franc: Global Communications Director, Iris Capital
  • Enriqueta González Lizardi: Implementation Manager, EMEA-Asia
  • Eric Courtin: CEO, Trilogiq
  • Eric De Villemeur: Angel investor , OAO CAPITAL
  • Eva Rez: Senior Investment Manager, Sky Ventures
  • Eyal Lavin: Partner, Chausson Finance
  • Fabrice Perbost: Lawyer, Harley
  • Fiona Fauvel: CEO, DEALCOCKPIT
  • Florent Beaudon: HR Director, Le pain quotidien
  • Franck Lacombe: Founder & Associé, EVOLENA
  • Francois Mazoudier: Francois Mazoudier - Managing Partner, Tech Leaders Capital (Paris FI) , Tech Leaders Capital
  • Frederic Assemat: Founder, Dress-Me.com
  • Frederic Millet: Customer Success Manager, ex MICROSOFT.
  • Frederic Levy: Avocat Associé , LEXPRIME
  • Frederic Fofana: Managing Director, ACQUIRE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONSULTING
  • Gaelle Frizon De La Motte: CEO, OlyBe
  • Grégoire De Padirac: Investment Manager , Orange Ventures Africa
  • Grégory Ortiz: Directeur associé, STARTWAY
  • Guillaume Hirigoyen: Key Account Director, Comdata France
  • Hazard Nicolas: CEO, Inco
  • Hermann Dano: Country Head, YUP
  • Ilan Khalifa: Founder, Meet-Work
  • Ingeborg Gasser Kriss: Board Member, Advisor , Founder Institute
  • Isabelle Mas: Partner, Vae Solis Communications
  • Jean François Vial
  • Julien Larour: Head of Business development / Country manager, Technip Energies
  • Juliette Reinert: CEO, LAWCOST
  • Kodjo Klouvi: Chief Architect, Osekoo
  • Ksenia Duarte: CEO, ex9
  • Laura Schalk: Public Relations | Crisis Communications , Founder Institute
  • Laurent Sansoucy, OCO Global
  • Laurinda Antonio: Business Growth Consultant, Clever Strategies
  • Lea Girard: Senior Manager, TOTES ISOTONER
  • Lilla Peczely: co-director, Founder Institute Switzerland
  • Lydie Jannot: Partner Development Manager, Amazon Web Services
  • Mahdi Anvari: Global Head of Equity Derivatives Quantitative Analysis, Millennium
  • Maiwenn Régnault: Director, Oxygen
  • Marcel Yondo Nkembe: Group COO, ECOBANK
  • Marie Noelle Leboeuf: Marketing Director, Lagardere Active
  • Martin Gentil: CEO, TheFrenchTalents
  • Mathieu Couderc: CEO, EMS CONGO
  • Matthieu Ducouret: Co Founder , Fari
  • Matthieu Fiocconi: Solar Transaction Director, Envinergy
  • Max Trommer: CEO, Rebartek
  • Maxime Wagner: CMO, Captain Contrat
  • Michel Cance: CEO, AI 4 your home
  • Michel Marguier: Fund Manager - Fund raising and Investors Relations Manager, MyEquityStory
  • Morgane Rollando: CEO, Synerfia
  • Moussa Bagayoko: CEO, Yélé Consulting
  • Muriel Fournier: CEO
  • Nadia Boussouar: CEO, Milky Consulting
  • Nadine Zerrini: Corporate Innovation Leader, Harvard University
  • Natacha Bahri, NBAHRI AVOCATS
  • Nataliya Kovba: Operations Manager, Quay Australia
  • Nicolas Mel: CEO, SILENCE
  • Noureddine Daira: Head of RFT and Banking Technology Europe / France technology Lead, Barclays
  • Olivier Roche
  • Orcun Dursun: Investment Manager, sky
  • Patrice Slupowski: VP, Orange
  • Patricia De Tinguy: HR Director , IVIDATA
  • Patrick Ladislav
  • Patrick MOLE: Angel Investor, Coudray Advisory & Services
  • Philippe Wagner: Dir Commercial, Captain Contrat
  • Philippe Coste
  • Philippe Huang: Legal Counsel, Voodoo.io
  • Pierre Gielen: CTO, Captain Contrat
  • Pierre Denis: CEO, Retail Explorer
  • Rahma Keddad: CFO, Pazzi
  • Rainier Brunet Guilly: CEO, Zibeline
  • Raphaël Bellec: Director in Founder Institute Paris, Founder Institute Paris
  • Réda Chappaz: Founder & VC-Broker, Altcase
  • Rémi Vécina: Director of Digital Services, Île-de-France Mobilités
  • Richard Abi Chahla, Purple brains
  • Rochen Burkutally: Purchasing Director
  • Roland Coutas
  • Salim Ellouzati: Merger & Acquisition Analyst, Founder Institute
  • Sandrine Ventura: CEO, Risques Qualité & Conseils
  • Sandrine Hagenbach: Partner, ALLIAGE
  • Sara Susnjar: Corporate Partner, Winston
  • Sarah Huet: CoFounder, AFemaleAgency
  • Sébastien Brochet: CTO & Founder, Cloudenza
  • Sébastien Villars: Head of Engineering, Omnicell
  • Selva Cleber: CEO, Shair
  • Shankar Krishnamoorthy: Directeur Général Adjoint , Engie
  • Sharon Tal: Author & Facilitator, Where to Play
  • Sonia Essobmadje: VP Structured Finance, Societe Generale
  • Sophie Legros: CFO, Juste Pressé
  • Sophie J. Goossens: Partner, Reed Smith LLP
  • Stanislas De Montlebert: CEO, Eaudace
  • Stefan Tesici: Owner, DOXO Consulting
  • Stephane Rougeot: Member of the Board of Management, Group CFO, RekomenJasa
  • Stéphanie Vagba: Founder, CovoitRunning
  • Sylvie Fleckinger Botter: Board Member FBA, Femmes Business Angels
  • Thameur Hemdane, Afrikwity
  • Thibault Marty: CEO, OTTHO
  • Thomas Ackermann: Co-Director, Founder Institute Switzerland
  • Tommy Jarnac: Founder, SaaS Foundry
  • Vera Baker: Founder, For Colored Girls Who Tech
  • Véronique Raoul: CEO, 5 Zèbres
  • Vincent Puyplat: Deputy CEO , France Brevets
  • Virgile Puyau: Partner, Winston & Strawn
  • Wen HU: Director, Founder Institute Paris
  • William Souloy: Expert in Innovation Service Management and Funds Raising, WSLY
  • Xavier Dikor Mbouma: CEO, Fari Analitics
  • Yann Lechelle: Co-founder, APPSFIRE

  • And many more to be announced.

Join us in Paris to build a great company in 2024. 

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

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