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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
Kate Rutter is the co-founder and Principal at LUXr, which provides products and services for early-stage entrepreneurs who wan...
Co-Founder & CEO, Moon Express
Dr. Robert Richards is the CEO and Co-Founder of Moon Express. He is also Co-Founder of the International Space University, Sin...
CEO, Bling Nation
Wenceslao Casares is co-CEO of Bling Nation, a mobile payments company he founded in 2007 and a partner of MECK, Ltd, a private...
Touraj Parang is COO of UpCounsel, the easiest way to get amazing legal services, and a regular advisor to startups. Previously...
Principal, Shenzhen Valley Ventures
Diane Ding is the principal of Shenzhen Valley Ventures, a new fund/incubator that focusing on the hardware space, she is in ch...
Bow is an accomplished C-level executive and serial entrepreneur whose business experience has spanned both enterprise and star...
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