Apply to the Founder Institute

Washington DC Fall 2023

Early Admissions Deadline: Jul 02, 2023
Virtual First
Build a Fundable Startup with FI
As the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, the Founder Institute has helped over 6,500 aspiring entrepreneurs, solo entrepreneurs, and small teams raise $1.75BN+ in funding.
Jul 02
Early Admissions Deadline
If you apply by the Early Admissions Deadline, you will be eligible for the following discounts:
Entrance Fee
Aug 06
Final Admissions Deadline
Entrance Fee
Aug 16
Program Start Date
Nov 22
Program End Date
In a tough market, you need honest feedback and experienced entrepreneurs and investors on your side. FI is here to help.
Leverage a Proven Methodology
Our structured growth process has been proven to reduce the time and cost to build a fundable startup since 2009.
Get Access to Funding
When you are ready, get matched to investors through the 'FI Venture Network' of funds and angels for early financing.
Get Expert Feedback
Know what to focus on, and when, through Office Hours and live weekly sessions with experienced founders and investors.
Build a Global Network
Join the world's largest network of startups and investors, based in Silicon Valley and spanning 95+ countries.
At the Founder Institute, we believe there are talented entrepreneurs everywhere whose potential can be unlocked to make a positive impact on the world.
Our mission is to activate and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build meaningful technology businesses worldwide, no matter their location, race, gender, or sexual orientation.
Our Admissions Process
First, complete the written application so we can learn a bit about you.
Second, you'll take our Entrepreneur DNA Assessment. This industry-defining assessment looks at your skills as an entrepreneur.
Third, if you pass the Entrepreneur DNA assessment, you'll be accepted in the program.
Finally, enroll in the program by paying the Entrance Fee and signing our Entrance Agreement
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The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,500 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 95 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.

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