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A Global Network for Open Innovation

The Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute helps leading corporations identify and collaborate with entrepreneurs at the cutting edge across nearly all geographies and verticals.

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Stay Ahead of the Curve

Leverage a global network of accelerators, investors, entrepreneurs, and startup ecosystem leaders to reach your innovation goals.

Get Global Access to Talent

Get connected to a massive network of investors, entrepreneurs, and startup ecosystem leaders across 200+ cities and 6 continents.

Get Access Earlier

Find startups across the idea to scale-up stages, allowing you first access to the latest technologies and new customer segments.

Structured Onboarding

Leverage an investment-focused approach to find startups that match your innovation goals, and then integrate them into your company in a structured manner.

How can the Founder Institute Help?

We have helped some of the world's top companies, and we can help you too.


Social Science Testing

Strengthen your due diligence with our proprietary 'Entrepreneur DNA Assessment', perfected since 2009 using millions of data points to identify the entrepreneurs with the highest long-term potential.

Social Science Testing

Go Beyond Startup Scouting

Launch a turn-key 4-month intrapreneurship accelerator using the same platform, methodologies, and data-driven techniques used to launch thousands of startups worldwide. No prior entrepreneurship experience required.

Go Beyond Startup Scouting

Integrate Startups Effectively

Leverage FI's structured methodologies and software platform to efficiently engage startups of interest, track their progress over time, source expert feedback on their solutions, and manage POCs.

Integrate Startups Effectively

Launch a Custom Accelerator

Connect with the most promising pre-seed startups from across the globe by launching an FI corporate accelerator. Go beyond 'innovation theater' and work closely with the FI Team to design your accelerator from the ground up.

Launch a Custom Accelerator

About the Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Since 2009, we have helped tens of thousands of employees and new/ idea-stage entrepreneurs validate, test, and launch startups worth an estimated $20BN. Our mission is to activate and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build meaningful technology businesses worldwide

200+ cities
35,000+ Mentors & Advisors
$1.8BN+ in Portfolio Funding
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Innovate with Founder Institute

Contact us to learn more about how we can transform your organization.

The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 7,000 entrepreneurs raise over $1.8BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 100 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.

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