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We have some awesome news today - we are officially rebranding our website from FounderInstitute.com to FI.CO.

This rebranding creates a memorable web address for the thousands of applicants joining our program, and will ultimately help us fulfill our vision of launching over 1,000 technology companies per year in 30 cities worldwide. 

“As the Founder Institute has gained exposure through global expansion, we are excited to claim the branding as FI in the minds of entrepreneurs, mentors and the media,” states Adeo Ressi, CEO of FI. “The four letter domain is perfect for the Institute’s growing presence in social media, and we believe that the naming options provided by the .co domain are perfect for the next generation of fast growth startups.”

“Like Founder Institute, .our goal is to help entrepreneurs worldwide to create their dream businesses online,” says Lori Anne Wardi, Vice President of .CO Internet.  “We’re excited to find more ways to work with FI.CO in the future and to support their efforts to help build the world’s next generation of great technology companies.”

With this announcement, we join some of the most prolific forces in today’s startup ecosystem who have also made the move to brand their online presence on .CO - most notably our friends at AngelList (Angel.CO) and 500 Startups (500.CO). 

From startup, to Super Bowl ad, to more than 1 million names registered in 200 countries in less than one year -- .CO is a great startup story in its own right and is quickly becoming the hot new web address for entrepreneurs and innovators the world over.  We’re excited to be a part of it!

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