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The Silicon Valley Founder Institute, the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the Silicon Valley program.

After meticulous selection process and intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints, constant evaluation, and feedback from investors and mentors, just 17 companies were able to make it through. 

Each of these Founders have demonstrated a high level of perseverance and creativity, and their businesses have been thoroughly vetted and supported by a panel of Silicon Valley's top startup experts and investors.  

And now, without further ado, we present the Alumni of the Silicon Valley program: 

  • Zwiss - A startup that provides a total wellness system through a mobile app that tracks and guides your healthy habits to help you be your best self every day.
  • VinylCTRL- a SaaS mobile application that combines business management and networking tools into one platform for DJs and artists. 
  • Teywin - a golf brand that innovates in the apparel and equipment side of the game.
  • Campus Mind - a comprehensive outreach program advancing the culture of care at U.S.colleges and universities.
  • Fierce Truths Media - a spirituality and self-help publishing startup that publishes a one-stop online magazine and e-Learning platform to seamlessly merges spirituality, self-help and community.
  • RiVVane Inc. - a digital fashion apparel for your virtual and everyday wear for Gen Z and Millennials offering them a fashion forward and eco-friendly option to their fashion needs.
  • Suite Courses-  a marketing e-learning platform that teaches expert marketing skills with data, internships, and c-suite instructors.
  • BENGINE- an app that gets the auto parts you need faster than ever before. "It's like the doordash of auto-parts"
  • Enegrin - a startup that provides energy at a better price for high consumption industries, supplying and installing them solar energy generative systems for free.
  • WellBe - a startup that boosts workplace productivity and employee wellness with tech-driven Ayurveda, tackling chronic lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, sleep disorders, stress, and anxiety. 
  • AlloFam - a startup developing a parent-verified platform of healthcare service providers for children ages 0-5 to support families in selecting the care that they need for their family based on recommendations from fellow parents.
  • NuWatts - a startup that  convert waste heat into electricity.
  • CoFit365 - a mobile app tackles isolation and inactivity, fostering community and well-being by promoting exercise and supporting local businesses
  • ClassON -a startup developing an online platform to help online schools for better live class with interactive virtual classroom that has more engagement, higher retention rate, and also with built-in copyrighted books, teachers, operation from our partner to ease the school management. 
  • MAXY ACADEMY - a Technology Bootcamp Platform designed to act as a bridge between university students and leading Indonesian companies seeking for quality interns. 
  • Thred - an online, subscription-based clothing rental service for men.
  • ORE System - a software company bringing changes to how we evaluate, treat, and measure mental health treatment.

The Silicon Valley program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup.

The graduation will take place on February 15, 2024.

Silicon Valley Local Directors 

We would first like to thank the Local Directors of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute: Jeni Chang (., .), Mercedes Bankston (Founder, Funderstar LTD), Priscila Moreira (Local leader , Angel investor club), Sneha Lundia, Sv Admin (X, X). Our Local Leaders play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in Silicon Valley that is conducive to building to great companies.

In addition, the Silicon Valley program was supported by some of Silicon Valley's top technology organizations, including:

Some of Silicon Valley’s top startup mentors helped our founders in the program, including:

* Aki Balogh * Alexey Semeney * Andrea Monti * Aviv Shalgi * Benjamin Stacey * Brian Proffitt * Caroline Arzoo * Dan Rubins * Fabian Geyrhalter * Gagan Biyani * Guc Ozenci * Himakara Pieris * Jason Calacanis * Jason Nazar * Jeff Bonforte * Jim Brenner * Joanna Riley * Kelly Fitzsimmons * Keshni Morar * Leila Banijamali * Marcos Polanco * Mike Lingle * Mike Sherbakov * Misha Chellam * Neil Gehani * Phil Libin * Phnam Bagley * Rajesh Setty * Torrey Smith * Victor Chapela

In the Founder Institute's pre-seed accelerator program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of local startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $1.75BN. 

After Graduation, the new Silicon Valley Founder Institute Portfolio Companies now have a fast-growing company that has been fully validated by experienced startup founders, with access to the Founder Institute's global network and post-graduate support programs to continue building their business. 

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, building a co-founding team, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities and 100+ countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.

The next Silicon Valley Founder Institute program is being planned now. If you are interested in being notified when applications open, visit FI.co/apply/silicon-valley.

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Alumni of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $1.75BN in funding, and building products people love across over 200 cities worldwide.

See the most recent news from our Grads at FI.co/news, or learn more about their stories at FI.co/graduates


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