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Proven Results

Leaders of the world's fastest growing companies have used our program to raise funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. The scale of our successful alumni is unprecedented.

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3,100+

Companies
Launched

$700M+

Funding by
Graduates

$20B

Estimated
Portfolio Value

Stronger Together

Through a unique Equity Collective, 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.

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11,000

CEO & Founder
Mentors

200

Global
Chapters

25,000

Jobs
Created

Lilian

Lilian Ting

Founder, Urban Haven

Lilian is a development director for DC Archangels, Founder of Urban Haven, and also works in a venture firm sourcing deal flow

Dave

Dave Sandrowitz

Owner & Principal Consultant, Substrate LLC

Dave is a startup veteran, an advisor, a small-time investor, and a mentor via Startup Weekend and The Fort. He is currently ow...

Christian

Christian Na

FI Mentor

Chris

Chris Vizas

Founder and CEO, East Wind Partners

Genevieve

Genevieve Nixon

Founder and CEO, Planet with Friends

Allow me to introduce myself, I am Geneviève A. Nixon  A multi-media artist and entrepreneur specializing in television, fil...

Eric

Eric Koefoot

Co-founder, Ascend Sales Partner

As co-founder of Ascend Sales Partner, Eric Koefoot helps companies make sense of the Internet and how it impacts their future,...

Events

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August 20, 2018

How to Create Great Branding & Customer Acquisition for Funding, with Founder of DivX & CEO of CIENCE

  • John Girard, Joe Bezdek
  • Knobbe Martens, 12790 El Camino Real, San Diego
  • 06:00 PM
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Various Times

WEBINAR: Founder Institute Online Information Session

  • Ryan Micheletti, Jonathan Greechan
  • Online Event
  • Various Times
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August 20, 2018

Reunião VIP para Mentores e para as Startups Aprovadas no Programa de Mentoria

  • Diego Simon, Felipe Novak , Robson Del Fiol, Erik Santana
  • WAYRA BRASIL - UNIDADE SAO PAULO, Rua Martiniano de Carvalho, 851, São Paulo
  • 06:30 PM
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The Global Network

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The Founder Institute operates across 200+ cities and 6 continents. We are #FIworldwide, because great companies can be built anywhere.

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