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Online program aims to help build 20 promising technology companies per year in Goa.

The Founder Institute (FI.co), the world's largest pre-seed accelerator, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Goa. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200 cities, the Founder Institute provides high-potential entrepreneurs and teams with the devoted support network and structured growth process needed to get to traction and funding. Any aspiring entrepreneur or team interested in building an enduring technology in Goa is invited to apply to the Goa Virtual 2022 Founder Institute at http://fi.co/goa.

In an effort to ensure the health and safety of the program's mentors, partners, and participants, this Founder Institute cohort will be held completely online, allowing anyone to build a business alongside some of Goa's top entrepreneurs and investors from the comfort of home. The Goa Virtual 2022 Founder Institute will also host a series of free online startup events, where attendees can learn how to build a company and learn more about the program.

  • WEBINAR: Founder Institute Online Information Session: https://FI.co/infosession

Leading the efforts to launch the Founder Institute in Goa are local startup leaders Chintan OzaPritam Onsker, and Priyanka Row.

In addition, many of the region’s top startup investors, founders, and executives have expressed interest in mentoring entrepreneurs in the program: 

  • Aaron Patzer: Founder, Mint.com
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO
  • Alexandra Johnson: Managing Director, DFJ VTB Aurora
  • Alexandra Wilson: Founder, Investor & Advisor, Gilt Group, Montage Ventures
  • Alexis Beechen: Co-Founder & CEO, The Drop, Mangrove Estates
  • Bob Richards: Founder & CEO, Moon Express
  • Bram Cohen: Founder, BitTorrent, Chia Network
  • Cheryl Yeoh: Founder, Investor & Advisor, Reclip.It, MaGIC
  • Claire Mc Gregor: Co-Founder, Appbot
  • David Sacks: Founder & Investor, Yammer, Paypal, Zenefits
  • David Wu: General Partner, Maveron Ventures
  • David Rose: Author & CEO, Gust, New York Angels
  • Divya Gugnani: Co-Founder, Send the Trend, Wander Beauty
  • Emna Ghariani: Global Director, Founder Institute MENA
  • Eren Bali: Founder, Udemy, Carbon Health
  • Eric Ries: Author & Founder, The Lean Startup, Long Term Stock Exchange
  • Garrett Camp: Founder, Uber, Expa, StumbleUpon
  • Gina Bianchini: Founder & CEO, Mighty Networks, Former CEO of Ning
  • Heather Harde: CEO, TechCrunch
  • Holly Liu: Co-Founder, Kabam
  • Jason Calacanis: Author, Investor & Founder, Inside.com, LAUNCH Accelerator
  • Jason Johnson: Founder & CEO, August
  • Jeffrey Paine: Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures, Singapore
  • Jessica Alter: Entrepreneur & Advisor, Tech for Campaigns, Social Capital
  • Jessica Mah: Founder & CEO, inDinero, Impact Collective
  • Jill Stelfox: Co-Founder, Graffiti Sports, Binary Group
  • Jilliene Helman: CEO, RealtyMogul.com
  • Joanna Lord: CMO, ClassPass
  • Jonathan Greechan: Co-Founder, Founder Institute
  • Jonathan Abrams: Founder, Nuzzel, Friendster
  • Justin Moore: CEO & Investor, Axcient
  • Kenneth Hogrefe: CEO and Founder, Tech Africa Pte. Ltd.
  • Kirsten Rose: Head of Low Emissions, BHP, Clean Energy Entrepreneur
  • Lucy Beard: Founder & CEO, feetZ
  • Mark Pincus: Founder, Zynga
  • Michael Seibel: CEO & Partner, Y Combinator
  • Nitin Pachisia: Founding Partner, Unshackled Ventures
  • Phil Libin: Founder, All Turtles, Former CEO of Evernote
  • Rashmi Sinha: Co-Founder, SlideShare
  • Robin Chase: Co-Founder & Former CEO, Zipcar
  • Rosemarie Truman: Founder & General Partner, Gazelle Futures, Center for Advancing Innovation
  • Sam Yagan: Co-Founder, OK Cupid, ShopRunner, Techstars Chicago
  • Scott Heiferman: Co-Founder & CEO, Meetup
  • Scott Painter: Founder, Fair.com, TrueCar, CarsDirect.com
  • Sergio Maziano: Founder & CEO, NEXT Solutions
  • Tim Ferriss: Angel Investor & Author, 4-Hour Workweek

  • And many more to be announced.

The Founder Institute Goa Virtual 2022 pre-seed accelerator program begins on March 22, 2022, and aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs looking to build solutions for the future will have the opportunity to: 

  • Get constant feedback and regular office hours with 50+ Goa Mentors, investors, and entrepreneurs. 
  • Make quick progress on their business using a proven, structured process to get to traction and funding that has helped alumni build great products and raise over $1 billion in funding.
  • Get fast-tracked to a suite of post-programs, including Funding Lab, to continue getting expert support for years to come.
  • Expand their support network to include startup founders, CEOs, and investors from the Founder Institute’s global network of 5,000+ alumni and 20,000+ mentors across 200+ cities

Anybody who is interested can apply to the Goa Virtual 2022 Founder Institute at FI.co/goa, and those that apply by the Early Application Deadline (Dec 12, 2021) are eligible for reduced pricing.

Apply to the Goa Virtual 2022 Founder Institute today, or learn more at FI.co/overview.  

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