The Founder Institute is announcing open applications for the Founder Institute Advanced Technologies Accelerator program in Silicon Valley. In support of this program, we have entered into a partnership with NASA's Ames Research Center, a leader for developing advanced technologies. Domestic entrepreneurs who are working on Aerospace/Space, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Quantum Computing, Neuroscience, Autonomous Vehicles, Blockchain Technologies, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Genomics, Drones, Robotics and various other forms of frontier tech are encouraged to apply. 

The Founder Institute Advanced Technologies Accelerator program, which runs as a vertical in parallel with the flagship Silicon Valley FI program, aims to help ambitious entrepreneurs build world-changing technology companies by providing:

  • Access to selected NASA software and technologies for licensing opportunities

  • Mentorship opportunities with the Founder Institute, and other Frontier Innovation Partners, and from NASA technology subject experts as appropriate.

  • Several "Founder Institute Advanced Technologies Accelerator Fellowships" Awarded to the Top Program Applicants, allowing them to participate in the program for free ($799 USD value)

  • A lifetime of startup support and resources from the Founder Institute’s Global Accelerator Program

  • A Local and Global Support Network of Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Advisors

  • Over $2M in Partner Deals and Resources

This program has been designed in partnership with NASA Ames Research Center to help startup Founders access NASA Technologies and subject matter experts while providing a robust global network of startup resources. 


Who Should Apply?

The Founder Institute is the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, with chapters across 200+ cities and alumni companies that have raised over $1.75BN in funding. Any domestic pre-seed entrepreneur interested in building a frontier technology startup is encouraged to apply, including aspiring founders with a full-time job, solo founders, teams, and founders of established companies (prior to seed funding). 

The Silicon Valley 2021 program begins on January 14th, 2021, and applications are due by December 15th, 2019


What to Expect?

To apply to the Founder Institute Advanced Technologies Accelerator you must complete your application below. 

After the short form, you will be invited to take our Entrepreneur DNA Assessment, which is our main criteria for evaluating applicants. 

The "Founder Institute Advanced Technologies Accelerator Fellowship" recipients will be chosen from the top overall applicants to the program, and be notified via email within a few days of applying. 


Apply to the Founder Institute Advanced Technologies Accelerator