The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses.
It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then get free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network - a collection of global funds actively investing in the earliest rounds of funding.
The results speak for themselves: FI Alumni have raised over $1.5 billion+ in funding and are building impactful businesses across 200+ cities and 90+ countries.
Who Should Apply to FI Core?
The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the idea and pre-seed stages, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas.
Apply to the Washington DC Virtual 2022 Cohort
The Final Admissions Deadline for the Washington DC Virtual 2022 program is Mar 13, 2022. But, if you apply by the Early Admissions Deadline on Jan 30, 2022:
- You will be invited to take the Entrepreneur DNA Assessment for free ($10 USD value)
- You will be eligible for the Early Course Fee (the early price of $799 USD increases to $999 USD after the Early Deadline)
After completing the application below, you will be invited to take our Entrepreneur DNA Assessment, which is our main criteria for evaluating applicants.
Program Update: This accelerator will be run online with local and international mentors, with the potential for some optional in-person networking. Learn more on our Virtual Program FAQ page.
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