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The Washington DC Founder Institute, the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the Washington DC program, which was run together with Thailand, Bangkok Cohort for the first time.

After meticulous selection process and intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints, constant evaluation, and feedback from investors and mentors, just 10 companies were able to make it through - 4 of which are Thai startups.

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 Washington DC's top startup experts and investors.  

And now, without further ado, we present the Alumni of the Washington DC program: 

  • NeuroAscend.AI - leverages advanced AI to develop personalized routines and advice, enhancing the well-being of Alzheimer's patients and those with 21 other diseases
  • Nanopob- Produces and sells bio-based nano materials to enhance energy density and safety of Lithium ion battery.
  • TourSwift - Makes tour guide AI chatbot to help tour company selling their tour packages to tourists.
  • Green Luxe Pods -  A LEED-certified, eco-friendly compact home with smart tech, superior air quality, and a seamless connection to nature.
  • Clinibooth -  leverages AI-driven telemedicine and diagnostic booths to enhance healthcare accessibility in rural communities.
  • Carbon Sync  - Building an eco-design tool for product manufacturers to create eco-friendly physical products.
  • Tale Innovations - A modern way for the storytellers  to tell, share and preserve your life story for future generations.
  • Marvel Advance Synergy - Building a novel Oxidizing Technology for greenhouse gas and toxic pollutants removal and industrial is no have method to remove them without waste.
  • Bio ink Co- Developing a stem cell-based regenerative product to help pet owners and veterinarians treat pets suffering from non-communicable diseases with high efficacy and safety outcomes.
  • Experio-  A developing SaaS Enterprise knowledge management platform for everyone working in consulting services firm.

The Washington DC and Bangkok program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup.

Join us at Washington Founder Institute Graduation Event on July 17.

Washington DC Local Directors 

We would first like to thank the Local Directors of the Washington DC Founder Institute: Natcha Lyn Thawesaengskulthai (Board Member at Chula University School of Integrated Innovation)Brian Bassett (Director, Simple Thread), Guc Ozenci ( Managing Partner, ConnectOp Consulting). Our Local Leaders in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Bangkok play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in Washington DC that is conducive to building to great companies.

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


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

* Alan Ocana * Allyson Redpath * Ashtan Moore * Brant Cooper * Brian Bassett * Bryan Duarte * C. Derek Campbell * Daniel Shires * Dave Mc Carthy * David Giannini * Eric Koefoot * Geneviève Nixon-Weems * Guc Ozenci * Hank Yuan * Joe Daniels * Jonathan Greechan * Josh Rosenthal * Kathie Brady * Ken Gordon * Kuzeyhan Ozdemir * Leena Palav * Neil Kleinberg * Peter Ettinger * Pierre Gomez * Rosemarie Truman * Solomon Asad * Steve Ryan * Steven A. Rodriguez * Tyrone Taylor * YouMon Tsang

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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC Founder Institute program is being planned now. If you are interested in being notified when applications open, visit

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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.

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