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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 Virtual 2020 program.

Over 160 people applied to the program, and after an intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints and constant evaluation and feedback from investors and mentors, just six 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: 

  • Drone Airspace Management - delivering 360° immersive VR simulator tools for efficient, effective drone pilot training

  • Enployablea digital career coach powered by the latest in artificial intelligence and natural language processing

  • FUAME, Incsee and experience the great local content in your city, combining local reviews and television to save you time

  • OrangeUP, Inc - outsourcing with social purpose, find a digital assistant for recruitment, on-boarding, HR management, payroll, replacement cover and support

  • Tactuity - video management tools optimized for compression, streaming, storage, and security

  • Bekoherent - promoting change in habits by offering conscious consumption alternatives in personal care, home, and pets

The Washington DC Founder Institute invites members of the public to join them Tuesday, January 26th 2021 for the Virtual 2020 DC cohort Graduation online event, featuring Stephen Lehman, Chairman & CEO of CoFounders Lab, and Nicola Corzine, Executive Director of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.

The Washington DC Virtual 2020 program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup. We would first like to thank the Local Leaders of the Washington DC Founder Institute: Brian BassettHank Yuan, and Michele Wright. 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 Virtual 2020 program was supported by some of Washington DC's top technology organizations, including:

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 billion. 

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 90+ 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 Virtual 2021 Founder Institute accelerator is enrolling applicaitons now at FI.co/apply/washington_dc.

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Alumni of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $1 billion 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/journey

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