Whether you are validating your ideas, building your first product, or raising funding, we can help. Since 2009 we helped more than 7,300 Founders across 100+ countries, and here's what they have to say about the Founder Institute.
You are guaranteed to get an amazing network and learn how to pitch your company to tech leaders. After 16 weeks I was overwhelmed by how many new contacts I had that were willing to help. Having a large network really accelerates the early stages of your company.
Employee vacation saving platform
If you want to launch a company, Founder Institute is the right place to be! I pivoted from my original idea, kept training and refining my pitch.
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The Founder Institute was instrumental in helping us understand how to validate our idea in the market, and helped us develop the entrepreneurial mindset required to build a startup.
Helps ecommerce stores communicate social impact
How far we moved the needle every week was tremendous: from building a go-to-market or refining our pitch deck. You start to understand how all these pieces come together and what it really takes to build a company.
Lease management platform for commercial properties
Oddbox wouldn't exist without the Founder Institute. FI gave me the structure I needed to take Oddbox from idea to a MVP but also pushed, challenged and guided me through the steps, insecurities and excitement of building an impact-led business.
Fruit and vegetable box subscription service
FI's content and structure were extremely helpful to learn everything in a step by step manner. It saved me a significant amount of time and prevented me from making a lot of mistakes!
Customer intent platform for e-commerce
I joined FI to understand how I should structure my business, and learn things like building a go to market, pitching and fundraising. The biggest value was being able to access a global network of mentors that can give me critical feedback.
HCM & employee disbursement platform for enterprise
FI's acceleration program was difficult but helped me prepare for the life of being an entrepreneur and what it takes to launch a successful startup. The support from the local leaders, mentors and ecosystem partners allowed us to successfully close our first round
Offers personalized and clinically validated therapeutics for sleep
Joining FI was the best decision I ever made for my business.
Building a new type of computing system
I cannot thank FI and its mentors enough for helping me go from idea to launch and now a seed round! Their programs really push you to towards your goals. The mentors at FI were always available for help and support: from reviewing cap tables to strategizing about launch. Without FI it would have been difficult to scale!
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Founder Lab gave us the fundraising process, focus, and structure, and we were introduced to potential investors.
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The biggest challenge I had during fundraising was explaining our value proposition. It was complicated. The advice I got around everything from FI was spot on!
Computes the probability of profit for a trader's investment using machine learning
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 $1.75BN 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.