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Imagine has partnered with the Founder Institute to help aspiring entrepreneurs in Barcelona

Friends of Imagine can apply below, and the best applicant will receive a special fellowship to participate in the pre-seed accelerator program for free.

Build a Fundable, Global Startup in Spain

The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses.

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Program Dates
nov 07, 2023 feb 27, 2024
Early Deadline
Sep 24, 2023
Early Entrance Fee
$499 $599
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The Core Experience

You don't have to do it alone. Alongside other like-minded entrepreneurs, you will build your business in a structured, proven process.

Critical Support Network

Join an Equity Collective of helpful startup mentors and founders that are invested in your success.
Get access to a lifetime of support programs and partners that far exceeds any comparable program.

Structured Methodology

Know what to work on, and when, with our proven business-building sprints and structured process.
Build a company with impact by leveraging the world's largest network of startup founders and mentors.

Challenging Process

Less than 40% of Founders make it through the program because we challenge you every step of the way.
Get fast-tracked to our Funding Lab program and Virtual Demo Days, giving you the best chance to get funding.

Session Calendar

Below are the dates for the upcoming program

nov 07, 2023
06:00pm CET
Vision & Mission
nov 14, 2023
06:00pm CET
Customer Development Sprint
nov 21, 2023
06:00pm CET
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From our Silicon Valley chapter, Udemy is the global leader in online learning, with nearly 200,000 courses. The company went public on the NASDAQ in October 2021, raising $421 million.

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The real question is: can the Founder Institute be game-changing for your business? The answer is yes. Without FI, Udemy may have never raised any money.

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Our leadership team are proven startup experts who know how to walk you through the challenges of your early-stage startup.

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Raphael Jardim

- @ Arkad Ventures
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Daniel Gonzalvez

Investment Manager | Chapter Director @ Founder Institute
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Alfredo Cottin

Managing Partner @ Post Data
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Federico Fernandez Dupouy

Entrepreneurship, Solar Energy, Finance & Investments @ OTEPI & IESA
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Ana Duro

Fundador / CEO @ Acento Digital

FI Barcelona Mentors

Build a business efficiently through video conferences, office hours, and material reviews from a roster of top startup mentors.

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Francesc Saldaña

Founder & CEO @
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Axel Serena

CEO @ Vittalia
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Marc Serra Oller

Founder and CEO @ Bonacuista BGS SL (Acuista, BGSsl)
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Michael Clark

Michael Clark - Product and Engineering @ Stealth
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José Bermejo

Innovation Growth Strategist & Business Architect @ Predictable Innovation
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Emilio Froján Fernández

CEO & Co-founder @ Velca

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El Founder Institute es el programa de entrenamiento de emprendedores y de lanzamiento de empresas significativas más grande del mundo, que ayuda a los aspirantes a fundadores en todo el mundo a construir compañías de tecnología duraderas. Basado en Silicon Valley y con sedes en 100 países, el Founder Institute ha ayudado a lanzar más de 6,800 compañías. La misión es "Globalizar a Silicon Valley" y construir ecosistemas sostenibles de empresas significativas que crearán un millón de nuevos puestos de trabajo a nivel mundial.

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