Founder Institute Image

The Founder Institute has now helped launch 750 companies across 40 cities worldwide. In terms of graduates and companies launched, this makes us the world's largest incubator - and we have done it just 4 years. 

The Founder Institute was incorporated in April of 2009, and our first class from our first location - Silicon Valley - did not graduate until September of 2009. Now we operate in 40 cities across five continents, and are on pace to launch over 1,000 companies per year in over 50 cities worldwide.

So, how do we do it? Rather than bringing talent to Silicon Valley, we are going to different markets, gathering their best startup leaders, service providers, and most promising founders, and building local, sustainable, teamwork-based startup ecosystems. This model is working, and our vision of globalizing Silicon Valley is starting to take hold.

However, we still get asked almost daily to elaborate on our model in more detail. So, in order to describe our model as easily as possible, we created the infographic below; 

 

  

Like this article?

Related Insights

More insights
Founder Institute Image
FI News

New Normal, New Opportunities: Applications Open to Founder Institute Colorado Fall 2022

By Dustin Betz on Jun 30, 2022
Founder Institute Image
FI News

Time to Build: Applications Now Open to Founder Institute Chicago Fall 2022!

By Dustin Betz on Jun 30, 2022
Founder Institute Image
FI News

Build the Future: Applications OPEN to Founder Institute Uganda Fall 2022!

By Dustin Betz on Jun 30, 2022

Are you ready to apply to the world's largest pre-seed accelerator?

Apply to the Program