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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 Mexico City Fall 2024 program!

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

Mexico Events:

  • Pitcha tu Startup o tu idea a Mexico Invesionistas y Expertos Online: 7:00pm, jun 25, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/346584
  • Pitcha tu Startup o tu idea a Mexico Invesionistas y Expertos Online: 7:00pm, jul 16, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/346586
  • Zoom Meet & Greet with Mexico Directors & Alumni: 7:00pm, ago 13, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/346587

Global or Regional Events:

  • Founder Institute Online Information Session: https://FI.co/infosession
  • How to Turn your Value Proposition into Product Market Fit : 11:00am, jun 24, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345662
  • How to Remove Bias from Your Startup Investment Decisions, with Loyal VC: 10:00am, jun 25, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/350137
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 11:00am, jun 26, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345144
  • Venture Trailblazers, featuring Mike Maples Jr (Founding Partner at Floodgate): 10:00am, jun 27, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/351613
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 6:00pm, jul 01, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345679
  • How Founders Beat Anxiety for Peak Performance : 11:00am, jul 03, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345698
  • How to Acquire your First 100 B2C Customers: 11:00am, jul 08, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345711
  • How to Launch your MVP with No-Code: A Bubble Workshop: 11:00am, jul 10, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/352149
  • Adam Robinson’s Path to Bootstrapping Success: From Idea to $22 Million Revenue: 10:00am, jul 12, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/348772
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 6:00pm, jul 15, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345723
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 11:00am, jul 17, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345746
  • How to Build a Personal Brand: The Startup Founders Guide to Thought Leadership: 11:00am, jul 24, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/349380
  • The Entrepreneurial Mindset with Lost and Founder Author Rand Fishkin: 12:00pm, jul 31, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/351934
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 11:00am, ago 12, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345968
  • Pitch Lounge: Practice Pitching Your Business Idea to Startup Experts : 6:00pm, ago 19, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345787
  • Venture Trailblazers, featuring Warren Packard (Operating Partner at AI Fund): 10:00am, ago 22, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/351737
  • Ask an Investor Anything: Q&A with a Venture Capitalist: 6:00pm, ago 26, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345802
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 6:00pm, sep 02, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345868
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 6:00pm, sep 09, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345951
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 11:00am, sep 16, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345883
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 11:00am, sep 23, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345901
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 6:00pm, oct 14, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345914
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 7:00pm, nov 25, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345438
  • What is the DNA of an Entrepreneur? Insights from 15 Years of Research: 12:00pm, dic 04, 2024 (America/Mexico_City): https://FI.co/e/345344

The Mexico program is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Jose Antonio Tena Sendra (CEO & Co-Founder, Piktia), Lorena Sanchez (Co-Founder & Co CEO, Urban Guilt).

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

  • Abdala Pineda: Chief Revenue & Growth Officer, WEEX
  • Abdellah Aouf: Chief Executive Officer, GO PLATFORM
  • Adam Keynes: Founder and GP, Bizrupt and Mind The Gap
  • Adan Ramos: Country Manager, Kovi
  • Adeo Ressi: CEO, Decile Group / VC Lab
  • Adolfo Babatz: CEO, Clip
  • Adolfo Ferrer: CEO & Co-Founder, LIKS
  • Agustin Ortiz Monasterio Rivero: Founder, DILMUN
  • Ahmed Shabana: Venture Capital. Startup Advisor. Investor., ParkPine Capital
  • Airy Minor: Comunicación & Partnerships, ArkAngeles.co
  • Alan Luna: VISUAL DESIGNER II, FROG
  • Alberto Alejandré: Co Founder / COO & CCO, Mobbit
  • Alejandro Carbonell: CEO, Tutorez
  • Alejandro Diez Barroso: Managing Partner, DILA CAPITAL
  • Alejandro Virchez Azuara: Senior Partner, Node 6
  • Alejandro Cardoso: Global CEO & Managing Partner, Massivart
  • Alejandro Arriaga: COO & Partner, Alacrity México
  • Alejandro Gonzalez: Fund Manager, Redwood Ventures
  • Alejandro Berman: VP Marketing, Stori
  • Alex Martin: Business Development Manager, ePesos
  • Alex Garrido: Founder, AGX.Media
  • Àlex Orozco: Country Manager
  • Alfonso Naranjo: General Partner, Chagres Capital
  • Ali Jamal: GP, First Check Ventures
  • Ana Liz Pardo: Chief Marketing Officer, Keyboo
  • Ana Lizz Pardo Tarabay: CEO, Keyboo
  • Anamargarita Baasch: CEO , Cerveza BW
  • Andrea Vásquez: Creative Director, Life and Mindset
  • Andrea Marchosky
  • Andres Bilbao: Co founder, Rappi
  • ANDRES OLIVEROS GONZALEZ: Co-Founder, Astrolab
  • Andrés León: Innovation Consultant and Market Validation, Graphite Growth
  • Andrés Valencia: Product manager, randlabs
  • Ángel Alvarado Beitia: Gerente de Finanzas, Empresa General de Capital
  • Antonio Saad: Presidente Ejecutivo, #TodoPanama
  • Ariadna Trapote: CEO/Co-Founder, Little Bookmates
  • Arletty Pinel: CEO, SilverOcean
  • Arturo Salazar: General Partner, Billioneurons
  • Arturo Flores: Head of Strategy & Planning, Digital@FEMSA
  • Ashe Whitener: Founder, Liberty Entrepreneurs
  • Astrid Chedid: Regional Director for LAC and Spain, Annual Investment Meeting
  • Azul Pasos: INVESTMENT ANALYST, REDWOOD
  • Bernardo Cordero: co founder, flat.mx
  • Bernardo Tamez: Founder, legalmind.mx
  • Bernardo Caceres: Former Vice-President and Country Manager Peru, Procter & Gamble
  • Bobby Diamond: Head of UI / UX, Swap
  • Brenda Hernandez: CHRO, TUL
  • Bruno Ramos: CEO, Swap
  • C Salazar: Venture Partner, 500 Startups
  • Carlos Beltran: Partner / Chief Innovation Officer, BELTRAN FORTUNY & BELTRAN RIVERA SC
  • Carlos Garcia: CEO, Kavak
  • Carlos Ayalde: GM, Stori
  • Carlos Flores: Head of Business Development, Wayra Hispam
  • Carlos Arturo Hoyos: Director, Velo Legal
  • Carolina Arango: CEO, Trasto Casa
  • Carolina De La Guardia: Co-Founder and Partner , Velo Legal
  • Caterine Castillo: CEO, NEIVOR
  • Cesar Esquivel: CEO, Blooders
  • Cesar Andres [Cedres] Villaran: VP of Revenue, Zenpli
  • Christian Rubio: Founder and Producer, La Gracia Films
  • Claret Uribe: Business Development Manager, Bebe2Go
  • Claudia Madrid: Director, CM Creative Marketing
  • Cristina Palacios: CEO, Aventones
  • Cristina De La Peña: CEO, Synapbox
  • Cristina Carvallo: People Officer, Crabi
  • Cristina Collazos: Manager, Ciudad del Saber
  • Cristobal Cortes: CEO, Degusta
  • Daniel Granatta: Brand Director, Stori
  • David Geisen: CEO, Dafiti Mexico
  • David Haber: Co-Founder & CEO, Unitips
  • David Dana: CFO, Canasta Rosa
  • David De Santiago
  • David Andujo: ceo, andujo consulting
  • David Jorjani: VP of Product and Engineering, Sayge
  • Deborah Dana: CEO & Co-Founder, Canasta Rosa
  • Deep Moteria: Founder , Elluminati
  • Diego Sánchez Padilla: CRO & CO Founder, Keyboo
  • Diego Villarán: Product led growth, Stori
  • Dora Valdez: CEO, YINGO
  • Dr. Everardo J. Barojas: Founder, Prescrypto
  • Dustin Betz: Director of Operations, White Rose Ventures
  • Edgardo Cruz: Chief Innovation Officer, Resortera Business Lab
  • Edrizio De La Cruz: Ex Visiting Partner, Y Combinator
  • Emmanuel Chamarro: Director, Ixe Grupo Financiero
  • Eric Descombes: President, FCB México
  • Eugenio Perea: Partner
  • Eynar Samudio Horna: CEO, Strategy & Execution
  • Fabiola Borquez: Senior Product Manager, Scotiabank
  • Fabiola Quinzanos: Principal, Monashees
  • Federico Fernandez Dupouy: Entrepreneurship, Solar Energy, Finance & Investments, OTEPI RENOVABLES
  • Fernando Ramírez De La Peña: Consultant, Marketing
  • Francisco Cordoba : Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, WeSend
  • Francisco Maldonado Haro: Francisco Maldonado, Sandwich Group
  • Gabriel Cortina: Country Manager, Wayra
  • Gabriela Hurtado: Head of Product, Ubiqua
  • Galit Flasterstein: CEO, Local Keeps
  • Gerardo Macías: Founder & Managing Partner, Astelaris
  • Germán White: Director Académico, Brother Panama
  • Gilles Suberville
  • Gonzalo Herrera: Managing Partner, BYG Consultores
  • Grisel Olmedo: Head of Brand, albo
  • Guillaume Balas: CMO, Meta Pool
  • Guillermo Villegas: Co-Founder & CMO, Luuna
  • Guillermo Guzman: General Partner, Indio VC
  • Gustavo Toledo: Director de Operaciones, Logistica Prixz SAPI de CV
  • Heinz Sohm: CEO, BLIND CREATOR
  • Ignacio Bermudez: Co founder, Tally Legal
  • Ignacio Cordero: Head of Growth, RappiPay
  • Iñigo Rumayor Belausteguigoitia: Former CoCeo, Arcus
  • Isaac Carreón
  • Isaac Victoria: Legal Director, Webach
  • Ivan Alvarez: CEO , iOS Developers Mexico
  • Ivan Kourany: Co-Founder, Tribu App
  • Jaime Martinez: CEO & Cofounder, Miind Brands (Acquired by Merama)
  • Jakiya Elizabeth Brown: CEO and Founder, Founder of The Travelingfro Brand | Travelpreneur | Branding Strategist
  • Javier Gotschlich: Head of Partnerships - Hubspot for Startups, HubSpot
  • Javier Cabrero: Anaylist, Billioneurons
  • Jennifer Reyna: Co-founder y COO, okboy
  • Jesus Torres: Parter & CEO, Snowball
  • Joao Fernandes: Gerente General | CoFounder, PROINSEC | Maptasking
  • Joao Matos Albino: CO FOUNDER, URBVAN
  • Johan Castellanos: Co-Founder, ChefSurf, MAT
  • John Collins: CEO, IHOP Panama
  • Jordania Lopez Aguilar: Program Manager, Boost
  • Jorge Lopez Archundia: Director Operativo - Co Founder, SOME / Content Marketing
  • Jose Acuña: Director, FI Caracas
  • Jose Antonio Tena Sendra: Director of Product / Head of New Products & Expansion, Stori
  • Jose Maria Pertusa Honrubia: Co-Ceo and Co-Founder , Apli
  • Juan Leaño: Founder & CEO, Parco
  • Juan Antonio Boyd: Co-Founder and Partner , Velo Legal
  • Juan Camilo Villegas: Founder, Buky
  • Juan Carlos Belair: Founder, Spiralis
  • Juan Carlos Pascual: CEO, Kommplex Analytics
  • Juan Miguel Guerra Dávila: CEO Revolut de México, Revolut
  • Juan Pablo Ortega: Co Founder and Head of RappiBank, Rappi
  • Juan Pablo Eskildsen: Coach, Consultant and HR Expert / Founder, Ofrece Tu Talento
  • Juan Pablo Donoso: Director, Optiks
  • Julian Nuñez: Founder & COO, Yuno
  • Juliano Marques: Acquisition Marketing Manager, Goomer
  • Juvenal Cubiles
  • Laura Ortiz Montemayor: Founder, SVX México
  • Laura Elizondo
  • Laura M González: Associate, IGNIA Partners
  • Lauren Rodriguez: Co-Fundadora, Abogadas para Emprendedores
  • Leo Marchosky: Strategy Business Consultant, Free Lance
  • Leyre Garrido Iriso: Investment Associate , Ignia
  • Lorena Sanchez Garcia: Erudit AI, COO & Board Member
  • Lourdes Uzuriaga, platzi
  • Lucia Martinez: Director and Co-Founder, Troquer
  • Luis Lopez, Twenty-three
  • Luis Barrios: Founder & CEO , Arkangeles.co
  • Luis Andrés Hernández Acevedo: CEO, Wise
  • Luis San Miguel: Managing Director, Caribbean Fishing Trading
  • Luis Valdovinos: Industrial Engineer and Systems, YOYUU
  • Luis Adolfo Gonzalez: CEO
  • LUIS ANTONIO M: CEO, Solución-A
  • Mads Schmidt Petersen: CEO , HippoBuild (Y Combinator W22)
  • Mahesh Khemlani: CEO, Bpartnerslab
  • Maite Diez Canedo: co founder, VIA WORK
  • Manuel Nucamendi: Senior Consultant, Kantar Consulting
  • Mara Rada: CEO & Chief of Strategy, Feral (thinkferal.com)
  • Marcela Gutiérrez: Founder, LaMarch Consulting
  • Marcela Zetina Manrique: Head of Open Innovation & Open Banking , BBVA
  • Marco Villegas: Director, FI Caracas
  • Marcos Polanco: CTO, Bellwether Coffee
  • Marcus Dantus: CEO, Startup Mexico
  • Maria Altschulter: Associate, DILA CAPITAL
  • Maria Beatriz Barletta: Director, Sentio Panama
  • Maria Jose Madero: Co Founder & Creative Director , Ben & Frank
  • Mariana Villarreal: e-commerce entrepreneur and consultant, Ignite ecommerce, Sacional, +
  • Mariana Castillo: Co-CEO & Co-Founder, BEN AND FRANK
  • Marlene Garayzar: Founder, Stori
  • Martha Ayala: Consultor en Vinculación y desarrollo de negocios empresarial, Citibank
  • Martin Mexia: Head of RappiPay (Former CEO & Co-Founder of Payit acquired by Rappi), Rappi
  • Mauricio Miranda: Manager, Caricaco
  • Mayela Becerra: Partner, SWS Consulting & Ingredienta.com
  • Melina Cruz: CEO, Homely
  • Michael Lindo: CEO and Founding Partner, Blue Tide Web Consulting
  • Mois Cherem: CEO & CO-Founder, BEDU
  • Moises Hamui: CEO - Co-Founder, Viceversa & MHA Consulting
  • Mónica Albarrán: CEO, MUUK
  • Natalia Falla Liévano: Head of International Talent , flat.mx
  • Natalia Rico: head of operations, h20 capital
  • Natalia Gonzalez Vela: Founder, La Neta del VC
  • Olivier Sieuzac: Former CEO , Linio.com
  • Orlando Osorio: CEO & Founder, Meaningful
  • Oscar Landivar: COO, Wizdem
  • Pablo Rena: CEO & Founder, MayoreoTotal
  • Pablo Ize: CEO, Kiwi - BOP
  • Pablo Estevez: Co-Founder , Gus Chat
  • Pablo Gomez Gallardo Maass: Chief Digital Officer, Viva Aerobus
  • Paloma Lecheta: Regional Director - LatAm, Founder Institute
  • Patrick Menendez: Principal, VARIV Capital
  • Paul D'souza: President and CEO, The D'Souza Group
  • Pedro Colmenares: Co-Founder, Kernel Community
  • Pedro Ornelas: CEO - Cofounder/Mentor, Microlabs/Independent/Newchip
  • Prakash Wallis: Ex CEO, ASHA GROW
  • Rafa Jiménez: CEO, Seenapse
  • Rafael De Haro: Co-Founder & Managing Partner, COMETA
  • Raul Basurto Rosenzweig: Worldwide Developer Relations, Rack Centre
  • Raul Maldonado: CEO, Boitas
  • Raymond D. Harari: Managing Partner, Canalis Capital
  • Rebeca Vidal: Ejecutiva Principal, CAF
  • Roberto Coste: CEO, Kublau
  • Roberto Castillo: CTO & COFOUNDER, Mobbit
  • Rocio Reyes Morales: Brand Strategist, Google
  • Rodrigo Garza Urquiza: Sales Branch Manager , Bray International
  • Rogelio De los Santos: Cofounder and Managing Partner, Dalus Capital & FI Monterrey
  • Roger Vasquez: Director and Founder, Punto Bohemio
  • Rossana Escalante: Co-founder, Intersect
  • Ruben Serros GarduŃo: PRESIDENTE, Innovación Posible ac
  • Ryan Micheletti: Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute
  • Sandra Alvarez: Director of Product, Clip
  • Santiago Sanchez: Founder, Intersect
  • Santiago Lamas: Head of Marketing - Founding Team, Justo
  • Sathya Mariana Llull: VP of People and Talent, Deckrobot
  • Shai Rosen: Co-founder, Suggestic
  • Shai Rosen: Co-Founder, Suggestic
  • Sherman He: CHAIRMAN AND FOUNDER, STORI
  • Shlomi Podgaetz: Director/CEO, Rizasmart Consulting
  • S Ita Doornbos
  • Sofia Machuca: Open Innovation Manager, Axtel
  • Sofia Niño De Rivera: Co-founder & Board of Directors, Backstay Group
  • Sofía Torres: CEO, Telokwento
  • Stefan Scharnagl Villarroel: Founder, SEED
  • Stephanie Lewis: CEO, Cinemanagement
  • Susan Herrera: Solutions Architect, Pixmat Studios
  • Trevor Longino: Founder & CEO, CrowdTamers
  • Valentina Jordan: former investor, canary
  • Victor Reyes: Co-Founder, SkyRocket Tech Lab
  • Victor Chapela: Founder & CEO, Suggestic
  • Victor Lopez Cabrera: Technology Innovation Professor, Universidad Tecnologica de Panama
  • Virginia Campo: CEO and Cofounder, Talent Nomads
  • Warren Gutensohn: Head of Product, RappiPay
  • Yelena Ioffe Cuevas: Fund Manager, Soldiers Field Angels
  • Ytzia Belausteguigoitia: Co-Founder & Co CEO, Troquer
  • Yusef Jacobs: Founder & CEO, Gravity

  • And many more to be announced.

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

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

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