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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 Nordics program!

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

  • Why Corporate Innovation Is Failing: Rethinking Strategies for Success: 7:00pm, Mar 06, 2024 (Europe/Stockholm): https://FI.co/e/337217
  • Founder Institute Online Information Session: https://FI.co/infosession
  • How to Tackle the Gender Gap in Funding: Facts & Initiatives from Investors: 6:00pm, Mar 11, 2024 (Europe/Stockholm): https://FI.co/e/337656
  • How to Drive B2B Sales Growth with LinkedIn & Social Selling : 6:00pm, Mar 18, 2024 (Europe/Stockholm): https://FI.co/e/337564
  • How to Optimize Fundraising Efforts through Strategic Marketing Techniques : 6:00pm, Mar 20, 2024 (Europe/Stockholm): https://FI.co/e/338198
  • Crafting a Compelling Pitch: Secrets to Capturing Investors’ Interest: 6:00pm, Mar 25, 2024 (Europe/Stockholm): https://FI.co/e/338333
  • Founder Showcase: Startup Pitch & Networking Event: 7:00pm, Apr 18, 2024 (Europe/Stockholm): https://FI.co/e/337976
  • Building a Fundable Start-up Brand: 7:00pm, May 20, 2024 (Europe/Stockholm): https://FI.co/e/338799

The Nordics program is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Mehkar Sheikh (Regional Manager, Venture Cup Sweden), Naimul Abd (CEO, Connect Öst).

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

* Abdellah Aouf * Abid Masood * Ali Jamal * Amanda Evans * Anjali Westwood * Benjamin Stacey * Caroline Wachtmeister * Chris Foltz * Dr. Hanan El Basha * Haider Abdo * Jan Zając * Janne Saarikko * Jens Wernborg * John Rush * Jonas Glädt * Jonathan Greechan * Magret Jokela * Michael Lantz * Mikaela Larsell Ayesa * Niklas Rudemo * Oskars Jepsis * Pontus Lund * Pouria Kay * Remi Saint-Jean * Richard Cristina * Russell Brand * Sameh Katr * Sofie Marin * Taylor Ryan * Ulf Linden

  • And many more to be announced.

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

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

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