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The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Through a challenging curriculum and strong post-program support, we provide aspiring entrepreneurs with structure, mentorship, and a network to start an enduring company. Learn MoreApply to the Program
Leaders of the world's fastest growing companies have used our program to form and improve their business ideas, create an advisory board, recruit co-founders, improve their pitch, launch a product, raise capital, generate revenue, and more. The scale of our successful alumni is unprecedented.See our Graduates
Through a unique Liquidity Pool, the Founder Institute creates strong local communities where Graduates, Directors, and Mentors all receive equity in the companies formed. These strong local networks are also connected to a massive global ecosystem that spans six continents.Learn our Methodology
CEO & Founder
Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
I'm a former USA Swimming Olympian and U.S. Navy SEAL -- now I'm a startup founder and investor. After my Olympic and SEAL ...
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gateway Incubator
Ben Larson, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Gateway, is a serial entrepreneur and prolific startup coach. Ben has advised ea...
President, Yeti LLC
Tony Scherba is the President and Founding Partner of Yeti Technologies LLC, San Francisco's leading software development and d...
VP & GM, Digital Applications, Computer Sciences Corporation
Jim Kaskade has 15+ years as a CEO/senior executive building high-tech products, teams, and businesses in the areas of big data...
Founder. CEO. Angel Investor, The Syndicate, AiHello
Matt Ward is the co-founder of AiHello, an intelligent ecommerce logistics and warehousing company focused on helping merchants...
Chief Customer Officer, InfoStretch
Avery Lyford is deeply experienced in the rapid, profitable scaling of businesses. He was on the founding team of IBM x86 serve...
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