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At the Founder Institute, one of our core values is to not shy away from big challenges. Our challenge, and our mission, is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and empower talented and motivated people to build impactful companies that create one million jobs.

While seemingly insurmountable (borderline "crazy"?), we achieved a lot of milestones towards this mission in 2015, especially in Latin America

In fact, in just the last year we have more than doubled our number of locations across LATAM. 

Since 2015, our new launches include Sao Paulo, Costa Rica, Curitiba, Belo Horizonte, Ribeirao Preto, Panama City, Cordoba, and Guatemala City. We are also aiming to accelerate this growth, with a goal of reaching 20 total cities by adding at least 6 more locations by the end of the year (If you would like to launch a new Founder Institute chapter in LATAM, visit

Take a look at the Infographic below to see our recent progress in LATAM, or if you want to learn more about the Founder Institute, check out the events being hosted near you.

If you want to learn more about the Founder Institute, check out the events being hosted near you.

Four Latin American Founder Institute locations are currently enrolling: Santiago, ChileGuatemala City, and Curitiba. If you live near these cities, don't miss your chance to apply!

Learn more about the Founder Institute's Graduates in South America here.

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