Since launching in Washington D.C. in 2010, the Founder Institute has graduated over 80 companies, including successful local startups like Spinnakr, Nexercise, Cont3nt.com, and CauseVox.
The Washington D.C. Founder Institute is now accepting applications for the Washington DC Winter 2018 Semester. If you could benefit from expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Washington DC, click here to apply today.
Those who apply by the Early Admissions Deadline (2017-11-26) will have their application fees waived (typically $50) and are eligible for Founder Institute Fellowships.
In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, you are not required to quit you day job to participate, so you can begin building a business around your ideas without putting your livelihood at risk.
In order to celebrate the launch, the Washington DC Founder Institute will host a “Pre-Curriculum” of free startup events for the general public:
- Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur in Washington DC
2017-12-05, 06:00 PM
- Founder Institute Virtual Info Session, with Co-Founder of FI (Online Event)
2017-12-07, 08:30 PM
- Startup Office Hours: Get Business Advice from Experts
2017-12-12, 06:30 PM
The Washington DC Chapter will be led by by local leaders Cynthia Traeger (CEO of Pacific Siren International), and Dede Haskins (Former CEO & President of NewVision Health).
In only 8 years of operation, over 2,300 graduate companies across 170 cities have used the Founder Institute to validate their idea, develop their plans, refine their product, build an advisory board, prepare for seed funding, and more.