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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
Co-Founder / CEO, Soundstr
Eron is the co-founder and CEO of Soundstr, a venture-backed music technology startup based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to Sound...
Michael is the CEO of Intellig8, a digital strategy development lab. He founded his first web development company in 1994 and m...
After leading the University of Cincinnati Bearcats Football team as quarterback, Dustin founded CraftForce, a leading staffing...
President & CEO, Big Idea Group
An entrepreneurial senior level executive with 28 years of marketing agency leadership in various roles including General Manag...
Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
Adeo Ressi is the founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup-technology company accelerator. The In...