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The Founder Institute first launched in Sydney in 2012, with the help of Benjamin Chong (Partner at Right Click Capital, and still Co-Director of Founder Institute Sydney).

Since then, the program has expanded to four more cities across the country (Melbourne, Perth, and most recently, Brisbane/ Queensland), helping to build over 150 startups in the process. These companies are solving problems for people all across the globe; like making every car a 'smart-car', saving you money at the grocery store, helping you build business apps without code, and providing fun ways to teach kids math and technology

See the report below to learn more about our portfolio companies in Australia, as well as some of the investors and partner organizations helping our startups. 

If you want to learn more about the Founder Institute, check out these FI events being hosted in cities across Australia (and around the world), apply to join the next program cohort, or consider launching an FI chapter in your city!

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Graduates 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.

See the most recent news from our Grads at, or learn more about their stories at

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