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World’s Largest Pre-Seed Startup Accelerator Aims to Create Connections Across Three Continents with New Programs

The Founder Institute (, the world's largest pre-seed accelerator, announced today that its upcoming Switzerland 2020 and Israel 2020 online programs will be run in tandem, and also get access to the Founder Institute’s flagship Silicon Valley program.

This will allow anyone building a technology business in Switzerland or Israel to access a collective mentor roster of 400+ entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors to build a truly global business.

Any aspiring entrepreneur or team is invited to apply to the Switzerland 2020 FI program at, the Israel 2020 program at, or attend a free online startup event at

This virus has made it painstakingly clear that we live in a global society, and tech entrepreneurs that don’t view their business without borders are going to be left behind,” says Adeo Ressi, CEO of the Founder Institute. “The masses are now starting to understand that our global health, economy, and day to day life are collectively intertwined. By creating international connections between our programs, we aim to help our portfolio companies build global, future-proof businesses.

In the Founder Institute program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $950M. Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more.  

Founders that participate in the Switzerland 2020 and Israel 2020 virtual programs will be empowered to build a global business through: 

  • Constant feedback and office hours from entrepreneurs and investors across three continents.
  • Over $3M in free and discounted services from a global roster of partners
  • Upon completing the program, Alumni get access to the world's largest network of startup founders and mentors, with over 4,300 companies and 14,000 mentors spanning 200 cities and six continents. 

Learn more about the Founder Institute at

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