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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 Fall 2023 program.

After meticulous selection process and intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints, constant evaluation, and feedback from investors and mentors, just five 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 Washington DC's top startup experts and investors.  

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

  • Wellth 360 a subscription-based digital solution designed to bridge the gap between physical health and financial health. 
  • Curiocity - a solution that helps financial analysts find insights and opportunities when researching articles on a topic.
  • Happy Parent -  a company that makes smart convertible baby cribs to help babies longer throughout the night
  • Healthier Forms - a startup that helps Imaging Centers stop rescheduling patients due to implants, metal, and other problems.
  • CTNEX - a company that digitises the grocery supply chain in order to facilitate grocery sourcing and delivery.

The Washington DC Fall 2023 program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup.

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Washington DC Local Directors 

We would first like to thank the Local Directors of the Washington DC Founder Institute: Brian Bassett (Director, Simple Thread), Guc Ozenci ( Managing Partner, Axent Ventures). Our Local Leaders 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 Fall 2023 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:

* Abid Masood * Allyson Redpath * Andres Jordan * Ashtan Moore * Brant Cooper * Brent Halliburton * C. Derek Campbell * Chris Haug * Dave Mc Carthy * David Giannini * Eric Koefoot * Geneviève Nixon-Weems * Gira Wieczorek * Guc Ozenci * Hank Yuan * Henry Hunter * Isabel Pablo * Ken Gordon * Naresh Verma * Neil Kleinberg * Peter Ettinger * Randy Reade * Rosemarie Truman * Sammy Popat * Sandy Vasan * Sean Makulowich * Solomon Asad * Steve Ryan * Yemi Oluseun * 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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