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The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Startup Accelerator, is currently testing the demand for opening its newest chapter in Rijeka, Croatia for the Summer of 2013.

If you'd like to help bring this great program to Rijeka, then fill out an Interest Form today. If enough people fill out this form and express interest by March 24th, then the Founder Institute will formally launch a Rijeka Chapter.

The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that, in just three years of operation, has helped launch over 750 companies across 40 cities and five continents. Through our part-time four-month program, existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs - while not being required to quit their day job. Our unique Graduate Liquidity Pool also enables graduates and mentors to share in the equity upside of each class, creating strong teamwork-based startup ecosystems where great companies can flourish. We call it "Globalizing Silicon Valley."

The Institute will be hosting a number of free events in Rijeka, including;

Leading the Founder Institute's efforts in Rijeka are leaders of the local startup scene; Marjeta Vehovec ( and Niksa Tomulic (Sr. Business Development Manager at Dell Wyse).

The Founder Institute program is open to anybody that is passionate about building a technology company: idea or no idea, full-time job or unemployed, young or old, male or female, experienced in business or straight out of school. We also support a wide range of technology industries: including digital media, software, biotech, cleantech, ecommerce, advertising, consumer electronics, and more.

Help bring the Founder Institute to Rijeka and fill out an Interest Form today.

Expected Mentors for the Rijeka program include;

  • Davor Tremac, Founder CEO,
  • Eric Superina, CEO & Founder, Nexus doo Rijeka
  • Hrvoje Prpic, Investor and Advisor, CRANE
  • Marin Bezic, Director, Concero d.o.o.
  • Tomislav Grubisic, CEO / Co-Founder, iSTUDIO
  • and many more to be announced.


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