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On May 18th 2022, Founder Institute Head of Global Operations Ryan Micheletti delivered a special keynote address in Bogotá at 'III Conferencia Internacional y Panel: Emprendimiento Innovacion Y Lideraz' (3rd International Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Leadership Conference), focusing on the topics of Global Startup Alignment as well as Founder Mindset.  Watch the recording of his full talk below: 

This event was hosted by the Development Solutions Foundation and put on in partnership with the Founder Institute's Colombia chapter whose upcoming Fall 2022 accelerator program will start on September 21st, 2022. 

For the entrepreneurs specifically in attendance, the part of Micheletti's keynote that emphasized Founder Mindset resonated with the audience. As Micheletti explains, his organization The Veteran Fund defines a Founder as "a person who has a strong core belief and a purpose, with an unwavering conviction to transform that purpose into a business or organization through the entrepreneurial process" - to skip to the Founder Mindset portion of Ryan Micheletti's keynote talk, see the video below: 

Learn more about Founder Institute Colombia and the upcoming FI Colombia Fall 2022 accelerator program at

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