Congratulations, you have been recommended to our Washington DC Winter 2018 program by a Graduate of the Founder Institute.

Thanks to this recommendation, your application below will be prioritized by our Admissions Team, and if you are accepted you will be guaranteed our Early Bird Course Fee ($1299 USD). 

 

What is the Founder Institute?

The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Through a challenging and rigorous curriculum, we provide highly-talented aspiring entrepreneurs with the structure, training, mentor feedback, global network, and lifetime of support needed to start an enduring company. In addition, the Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that accepts entrepreneurs with day jobs and shares equity with all participants.

Many 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, and more.

If you are ready to make several years of progress on your startup in just 3.5 months, then apply below today.

Who Should Apply?

The Founder Institute focuses on founders instead of ideas, so we rely heavily on recommendations to identify the best people. If you are talented and motivated to do the work required to build an enduring tech or tech-enabled company, then we want to hear from you. This includes aspiring founders with a full-time job, solo founders, teams, and founders of established companies that are pre-funding.

What to Expect?

The Final Admissions Deadline for the Washington DC Winter 2018 Semester is 2017-12-22. All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances of being accepted.

After completing the application below, you will be invited to take our Predictive Admissions Assessment, which is our main criteria for evaluating applicants. If you would like to learn more about our Admissions Process and review criteria, visit FI.co/admissions.

Not Ready?

If you want to learn more, our Overview page is a good place to start.

Ready?

Over 50% of FI Graduates come from recommendations, so we look forward to receiving your application below. 

Let's get started...

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

You can see our currently enrolling chapters at FI.co/enrolling, our full list of cities at FI.co/global, or register below to get notified when there are new startup programs in Washington DC.