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Congratulations, you have been recommended to our Washington DC Virtual 2021 program by a Mentor of the Founder Institute.

Thanks to this recommendation, your application below is free, and will be prioritized by our Admissions Team. 


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, building a co-founding team, 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 Virtual 2021 Semester is Mar 28, 2021. 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 Entrepreneur DNA 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.


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

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