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Now is the time to rebuild: the world needs entrepreneurs to lead the way in creating a better future, for everyone.

Whether you have already launched a startup or are still in the idea-phase, this is the time to act. 2020 brought havoc to our health, our society, and our economy, and what remains is a world filled with reshuffling industries and new problems that need to be solved. As we embark on 2021, we each have an opportunity to play a part in helping shape that better future.

That's why we are excited to announce applications are now open for the Eastern Europe 2024 program.

If you could use a structured process and a lifetime of support from Eastern Europe's top investors and entrepreneurs to build something meaningful, then apply to the Eastern Europe 2024 Founder Institute today.

We will be hosting several free startup online events in Eastern Europe over the coming weeks, where you can learn virtually from top entrepreneurs from the comfort of your home:

Eastern Europe Events:

  • Startup Founder Forum, with Georgi Kadrev (CEO of Imagga & Kelvin Health): 7:30pm, Mar 07, 2024 (Europe/Sofia):

Global or Regional Events:

  • Founder Institute Online Information Session:
  • Product-Market Fit Basics: How to Explain Your Product to Your Customers: 8:00pm, Feb 26, 2024 (Europe/Sofia):
  • The Future of Managing Startup Finance with AI & Automation: 8:00pm, Feb 28, 2024 (Europe/Sofia):
  • How to Turn Your Startup Vision into Reality: Lessons from Startup Founders: 8:00pm, Mar 04, 2024 (Europe/Sofia):
  • How to Tackle the Gender Gap in Funding: Facts & Initiatives from Investors: 7:00pm, Mar 11, 2024 (Europe/Sofia):
  • How to Drive B2B Sales Growth with LinkedIn & Social Selling : 7:00pm, Mar 18, 2024 (Europe/Sofia):
  • How to Optimize Fundraising Efforts through Strategic Marketing Techniques : 7:00pm, Mar 20, 2024 (Europe/Sofia):
  • Crafting a Compelling Pitch: Secrets to Capturing Investors’ Interest: 7:00pm, Mar 25, 2024 (Europe/Sofia):
  • Pitch Lounge: Get Feedback on Your 1-Minute Pitch Idea from Startup Experts: 8:00pm, Apr 03, 2024 (Europe/Sofia):

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities worldwide, the Founder Institute is designed to help you build an enduring business that can survive and thrive in this “new normal.” We do this by giving you a clear process combined with constant feedback from a devoted network of international entrepreneurs and investors. Participants in the 4-month core program also get access to a lifetime of support through the Founder Institute's industry-leading free post-programs.

The Eastern Europe accelerator is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Alex Dascalu, Bozhidar Georgiev, Elena Nikolova, Janet Todorova, and Tatyana Mitkova. In addition, some of Eastern Europe's top investors, entrepreneurs, and CEOs will be participating as mentors in the program, providing expert feedback and evaluation. 

Since 2009, the Founder Institute has helped over  7,000 Alumni raise over $1.75BN funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more (see the FI 10 Year Impact Report here).

Join us in Eastern Europe to help build the future. 

Apply to the Eastern Europe 2024 Founder Institute today, or learn more at  


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