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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 Colombia 2024 program!

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

  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 12:00pm, may 22, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/340338
  • Founder Institute Online Information Session: https://FI.co/infosession
  • How to Build a Fundable Start-up Brand: 12:00pm, may 23, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/338748
  • [Restricted] Venture Trailblazers, featuring James Currier (Founding Partner at NFX): 9:45am, jun 12, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/349007
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 12:00pm, jun 17, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/339875
  • How to Take a Value Proposition to Finding Product Market Fit: 12:00pm, jun 24, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/341405
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 7:00pm, jul 01, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/340186
  • How to Acquire your First 100 B2C Customers: 12:00pm, jul 08, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/344369
  • Adam Robinson’s Journey: Bootstrapping Retention.com to $22M ARR: 11:00am, jul 12, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/348701
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 7:00pm, jul 15, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/341226
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 7:00pm, jul 22, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/343935
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas : 12:00pm, jul 29, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/341616
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 7:00pm, ago 05, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/341862
  • How to Achieve a Product-Market Fit: 12:00pm, ago 07, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/347111
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 12:00pm, ago 12, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/344065
  • Pitch Lounge: Practice Pitching Your Business Idea to Startup Experts : 7:00pm, ago 19, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/341728
  • Ask an Investor Anything: Q&A with a Venture Capitalist: 7:00pm, ago 26, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/341784
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 7:00pm, sep 02, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/343225
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 7:00pm, sep 09, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/344186
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 12:00pm, sep 16, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/342315
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 12:00pm, sep 23, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/343512
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 12:00pm, sep 25, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/344263
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 12:00pm, oct 02, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/342002
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 7:00pm, oct 14, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/342426
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 7:00pm, oct 23, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/344485
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 12:00pm, oct 30, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/344562
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder : 1:00pm, nov 04, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/343297
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 8:00pm, nov 06, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/342109
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 8:00pm, nov 18, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/344665
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 8:00pm, nov 25, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/345402
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 1:00pm, nov 27, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/342501
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 1:00pm, dic 02, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/342208
  • What is the DNA of an Entrepreneur? Insights from 15 Years of Research: 1:00pm, dic 04, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/345299
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 1:00pm, dic 09, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/344755
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 1:00pm, dic 16, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/344874
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 8:00pm, dic 23, 2024 (America/Bogota): https://FI.co/e/342605

The Colombia program is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Guillermo Guzman (.General Partner, Indio VC), Jorge H Nieto (Founder & CEO, Expedit Capital), Yatan Blumenthal Vargas (Co-Founder, Hardware.co Accelerator).

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

  • Adeo Ressi: CEO, Decile Group / VC Lab
  • Alan Colmenares: Cofounder and CEO, Tappsi / Tpaga / EthicalMe
  • Alberto Parra: CEO and Founder, BRIX (www.brixzt.com)
  • Alejandro Gutierrez: CFO y desarrollo de negocios, Puntopay
  • Alejandro Abdel Aziz: Founder & CEO, Nextonia
  • Alejandro Gutiérrez: Co-founder, LinkU Ventures SAS
  • América Castiblanco: Directora de Emprendimiento, Innpulsa Colombia
  • Ana Maria Ortegón: Socia Gerente, OMAS
  • Ana María Prieto: Asociada, Brazil Venture Capital
  • Andres Vejarano Calderon: Socio, Abogado, Director, Invictum Capital, ANDI del Futuro, Kairos
  • Andres Hernandez: Strategist and Writer, Andreherca
  • Andres Cano: CEO, ACANOF SAS
  • Andres Angel: CEO, Nominapp
  • Andrés Marcucci: Analista, Torrenegra Accelerator
  • Andrés Barreto: Managing Director , Techstars Boulder
  • Andrés Veléz: Founding CEO, Tributi
  • Andrés Londoño: Head of performance, Platzi
  • Andrés Bello: Director de Emprendimiento, Fundación Bolívar Davivienda
  • Andrés Valencia: Product manager, randlabs
  • Andrés Felipe Méndez: Cofounder, Génesis Holding
  • Andrés Felipe Pantoja Castrillón: CoFounder, Legal Mentors
  • Anfer Molina: CoFounder & CEO, Tuptip
  • Angel Celis Botto: Co-Founder, Liftit
  • Ángela Castillo Llinás: Co-Founder, HelloGuru
  • Beatriz Dager: General Partner, ChiX Future Ventures
  • Bernardt Vogel: Sr.Associate, VU Venture Partners
  • Bibiana Ardila: Co-Founder, Taller A
  • Byron Hernández: Head of IT Services, Instaleap
  • Camilo Jimenez: CTO , InstaLeap.io
  • Camilo Gómez: CEO, Phylo Legal
  • Carina Batz: Directora Área de Proyectos y Servicios, Cámara Colombo Alemana
  • Carlos Ortegon: CTO, LOOPAY
  • Carlos Guayara: CEO, TRII
  • Carlos Alberto Sánchez Retiz: Coordinador de Aceleración, Torrenegra Accelerator
  • Carlos Alberto Valderrama: CEO, Grupo Marco
  • Carlos Felipe Gutierrez Camacho: Managing Partner & Co-Founder, INVX, SIMMA
  • Carlos Ivan Zubieta Leon: Cto & founder Agrapp, Agrapp
  • Catalina Quintana: Founder, Leancase
  • Caterine Castillo: CEO, NEIVOR
  • Cecilia Ezquerro: Associate, 500 Globals
  • Charlie Cliff: CTO
  • Chintan Oza: Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
  • Christian Fresen: Partner, RAD. Estrategias Legales
  • Christian Daube: Co-Founder, Coach & COO, Torrenegra Accelerator
  • Conrad Egusa: CEO, Publicize
  • Daniel Puentes: Associate Founder, Partners Academy
  • Daniel Otero: CEO and Founder , Muvo
  • Daniel Escobar: Team Manager , Wolox
  • Daniel Restrepo: CEO, Taller A
  • Daniel Cardona: Mentor, Defence Academy Chennai
  • Daniel Toro: Co-Founder, LinkU Ventures SAS
  • Daniela Restrepo: VP, PUBLICIZE
  • Darío Lanchuske: CPO, Omni Bank
  • David Diaz: CLC, Mesfix SAS
  • David Camargo: CTO, Bright Financial
  • David Aponte: CEO & Cofounder, Financial Lab & Taxes
  • David Wilson: Principal, Franklin Advisory
  • David Orrego: Ex Chief Growth Officer, Rocketfy.co
  • David Carvajal: Founder, Cannvest
  • Diego Caicedo: CEO, OmniBNK
  • Diego Rodriguez Castillo: Founder - CEO, Linxe
  • Diego Alejandro Muñoz: Co founder y CMO , Tukarga.com
  • Eddie Arrieta: Partner Success, MultiLigual Media
  • Eduardo Maldonado: Co-founder and Board Member, GDX Travel
  • Eduardo Rivera: CEO, LOOPAY
  • Eduardo Hernández, Magma Partners
  • Edward Cullen: Founder & CEO, Crescite
  • Elodie Senatore: CEO, Heraclea
  • Enrique Pons: Founder, Talago & Fincruit
  • Enrique Echavarria: CEO, WeAreDataLab
  • Erik Díaz: GP, Blackchiip VC
  • Fabian Esteban Lopez Morales: Emprendedor incansable, GraciaLab
  • Felipe Santamaria: Managing Director, Rockstart Colombia
  • Felipe Rivera Reina: Head Entrepreneur
  • Felipe Garzon: City Coordinator, Acámica
  • Felipe Alvarez: CEO , HOBBY CREATIVO
  • Felipe Cano: CoFounder, LinkU Ventures SAS
  • Fernando Núñez: VP, PUBLICIZE
  • Francisco Uriarte: Puerto Rico, ESP Group
  • Gabriel Castillo Szpoganicz: Founder & CEO, Doc Doc
  • Gabriel Calderón: CEO, Tu Orden
  • Gregorio Londoño: Director, Red de Ángeles Inversionistas
  • Guillermo Guzman: General Partner, Indio VC
  • Guillermo Ramirez: Managing partner, Oxbridge Capital Partners (VC)
  • Gustavo Marquez: CEO, Athena Inversion de Impacto
  • Hans Christian Boehlke: Commercial Director, Celumania.com
  • Iván Ariza: CEO, cargamos.com
  • Javier Castro
  • Jean Bernier: CEO y Founder, AnniQ & SQT
  • Jehudi Castro Sierra: Asesor Presidencial, Tecnología
  • Jennifer Timm: Head of Consulting, Agora Partnerships
  • Jennifer Poole: CRO, Publizice
  • Jeremy Bruck: Managing Partner, Data Valuation & Monetization
  • Jeronimo Silva: Director Ejecutivo , BICTIA
  • Jessica Mercedes: Country Manager, Holberton School Colombia
  • Jorge Quiroga
  • Jorge Quintero: VP of Growth , VECI
  • Jorge Alvarado: CEO, Abbitec
  • Jorge Hernan Nieto Botero: Founder & CEO, Expedit Capital
  • Jose Betancur: Director, Nodo
  • Jose Ovalle: Investor, StartOp
  • Jose Caparroso: Business reporter & cross-platform coordinator, Forbes
  • José Miguel Velasco: Head of Startup Acceleration, Corporación Ventures
  • Joseph DiTomaso: CEO, AllTheRooms
  • Jose Rafael Donado Vallejo: CEO, S
  • Juan Colmenares: Growth Lead, Graphite Growth
  • Juan Angarita: CRO, HoyTrabajas.com (YC W22)
  • Juan Camilo Vallejo: Co-founder, Co-CEO, & PM, Valienta
  • Juan Carlos Monroy: Director área de Mercadeo Digital, Departamento de Mercadeo , EAFIT
  • Juan Carlos Suarez: CEO, Qenta
  • Juanita Esguerra: Abogada Senior, Sodexo
  • Juan Manuel Lopera: CEO, TOMi Digital
  • Juan Pablo Alvarez: Country Managing Director, EnvíoClick
  • Juan Sebastian Muñoz: Head of Sales, Simetrik Inc
  • Juan Sebastián Castrillon: Founder, Estratek
  • Julia Figueiredo: Director Latam, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Julián Arango: Founder & CEO, Workia, Inc
  • Julián Vergara Albán: Digital Talent Acquisition , Lulo Bank
  • Karen Mesa: Entrepreneurship & Innovation consultant, Independent
  • Khaliq Yar Haidary: CEO, Netzone, Ltd.
  • Laura Lopera: Coordinadora I+D, Sura
  • Laura Jimenez Tatis: Financial Mentor, Leancase
  • Laura Rudd: CEO, BabyTopia
  • León Papu: Founding Partner, Marathon Lab
  • Leonardo Gaitan, Autoparti
  • Lorena Sanchez Garcia: Erudit AI, COO & Board Member
  • Luis Betancourt: Digital Marketing Advisor, Luisbetancourt.co
  • Luis Barrios: CEO, ARKANGELES
  • Luis Felipe Giraldo: Gerente de Expansión, Sociedad Operadora de Franquicias Colombia
  • Luis Naranjo Duplat: CMO - Growth Hacker, Kairos
  • Mads Schmidt Petersen: CEO , HippoBuild (Y Combinator W22)
  • Maika Hoekman: Director, Torre Social
  • Maira Betancur: Jefe de Investigación y Patentes, Grupo Bolivar
  • Manuel Bardales: Co-Founder, Movitext
  • Manuela Sánchez Villamarín: Co-founder & Growth, Laika
  • Mara Rada: CEO & Chief of Strategy, Feral (thinkferal.com)
  • Marc C Lange
  • Marcela Lopez: Estratega de Marketing, Alexander Torrenegra
  • Marco De Biasi: Managing Partner, Latin American Angels Society
  • Margarita Martinez, Blackshiip VC
  • Maria Camila Gonzalez: CEO, Sarta SAS
  • Maria Camila Salazar Castro: CEO, Vivir a conciencia
  • Maria Camila Ortegon: Asesor Jurídico, Taller A Abogados
  • Maria Isabela Muñoz: Partner, MAS Equity Partners
  • Marian Villa: Co-Founder & President, PionerasDev
  • Mariana Velásquez: Founder - CEO, BRANDDU
  • Mariano Doncel M.: Business Accelerator Leader and Professor of EAN University , Universidad EAN
  • Maria Paula Murcia: Directora, TopCruiters
  • Maribel Corrales: Regional Manager , Holberton School - Colombia
  • Marlowe Mackenzie: Goal Operations Partner, Canva
  • Maryori Vivas: LatAm Director, Vermilion LLC
  • Mateo Trujillo: Product Lead, RappiPay
  • Michael Luzner: CEO
  • Nadia Stand: Co Founder, The SASI CO
  • Nelson Irias: CEO, DataLabs
  • Nicolai Eslava Barajas: CEO, Estratek Ventures
  • Nicolas Contreras: CEO, PappCorn
  • Nicolás Poveda: CEO & CoFounder , Lici/Mátic_
  • Oscar Andres Arango: CEO & Director, Yampi & Seniors Club
  • Pablo Molina Candel: CTO, CoverWallet
  • Pablo Navarro: Partner, Marathon
  • Pablo Ramirez: CEO y Founder, Litmoi
  • Pablo Molina: CEO, Mirapaltecho
  • Pedro Lopez Sela, FrissOn Capital
  • Pilar Fernandez Hermida: Founder i-Expand (We help Health Tech companies go global), i-expand
  • Rafael Tihanyi: Director of Revenue, Graphite Growth
  • Raíssa De Mello João: Cofounder & CEO, Vaki
  • Ramón Rodríguez: Co-Founder and Chief Investors Relations, RIDERY LLC
  • René Lomelí: Partner, 500
  • Ricardo Mejia B.: Co-Founder, PappCorn
  • Rodrigo Alfonso: Co-founder, Sekure
  • Rosario B Casas: Co Founder, XR Americas, LLC / Business Creative Partners SAS
  • Ryan Micheletti: Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute
  • Samuel Grossman: Partner, IRIE VC
  • Sandra Rubio: CEO, IMIX
  • Santiago Rojas: Local Leader
  • Santiago Aparicio, FitPal
  • Santiago Garzón: CTO, StartOp
  • Santiago Suarez: CEO & Partner, Addi & YCombinator
  • Santiago Quimbaya Barreto: Investment Analyst, Ventures Corporation
  • Sebastian Caro: CEO, Tocaro Capital
  • Sebastian Leon: Founder, Facebook
  • Sebastián Jaramillo: LATAM Commercial Director, Rappi
  • Sebastián Gallo: Head of Operations, Torre
  • Sergio Espinosa Rivera: CTIO, Akadia Life
  • Sergio Pachón: Co Founder, Kiwi Campus
  • Shirlhey Sánchez: CEO & Co-Founder, Colombia Proptech
  • Simon Chamorro: CEO-CoFounder, Valiu
  • Sjoerd Martens: Head Of Account Management at Publicize , Publicize
  • Talha Bin Shuja: Startup and Business Consultant, High Hope International
  • Tomás Ríos: CEO, Starter
  • Uri Melamed: Managing Director , EyP S.A.S. / Irie VC
  • Valentina Giraldo Henao: Founder, LaValentina Design
  • Walied Albasheer: Managing Partner, Intuitio Ventures
  • William Duran: Investment Director, Enter Capital
  • Yatan Blumenthal Vargas: Co-founder, Berlin Hardware Accelerator
  • Yemi Oluseun: Founder/ CEO - Fintech, SaaS Business Growth, Automation & Change Management, The Change Hive
  • Zully De La Rosa: CTO, Finaktiva

  • And many more to be announced.

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

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

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