The Founder Institute, the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator, is launching an AI and Robotics program in Boston

The AI/Robotics Accelerator helps early-stage AI/Robotics entrepreneurs build innovative businesses globally and locally with Founder Institute through:

  • Feedback and Mentorship from top mentors in different areas of the AI/Robotics ecosystem

  • Special expert mentor matching for specific advice

  • Connections with the industry on a global and local level

  • Introductions to business angels, VCs and Corporate VCs investing in the AI/Robotics ecosystem globally 

  • Over $2MM in Partner Deals and Resources

The goal of the program is to help support more than 50 promising companies that are solving the problems of the AI/Robotics ecosystem in 2021, and help build Founder Institute further as a centre for AI/Robotics innovation.

We also recently announced partnerships with NASA Ames Research Center and MassRobotics to support this program.

The goal of the partnership with NASA Ames Research Center is to help startup founders connect with its software and technologies, while providing a robust global network of startup resources from Founder Institute and MassRobotics.

MassRobotics brings deep expertise and extensive support network in the robotics industry to collaborate with early stage startups in this space.

Founders working on Aerospace/Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Autonomous Vehicles, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Voice, Drones and related technologies can apply to the program here.


Who Should Apply?

The Founder Institute is the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator, with chapters across 200+ cities and alumni companies that have raised over $1 billion in funding. Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used our program to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, building a co-founding team, and more. 

The Boston Fall Virtual 2021 program takes place from  Sep 21, 2021 to Jan 26, 2022. Any pre-seed entrepreneur interested in building a AI/Robotics startup is encouraged to apply, including aspiring founders with a full-time job, solo founders, teams, and founders of established companies (pre-funding). 


What to Expect?

After the short form, you will be invited to take our Entrepreneur DNA Assessment, which is our main criteria for evaluating applicants. 

The Final Application Deadline is on Sep 12, 2021. AI/Robotics Fellowship recipients will be chosen from the top overall applicants to the program, and be notified via email within a few days of applying. 


Apply to the Founder Institute AI/Robotics Accelerator

The Boston Founder Institute is not currently accepting applications, but will be soon. 

You can see our currently enrolling chapters at, our full list of cities at, or register below to get notified when there are new startup programs in Boston.