The Founder Institute partners with top universities to build startup ecosystems and create the next generation of entrepreneurs coming out of their institutions.
Universities often have the IP, talent, and infrastructure to foster the next generation of technology entrepreneurs. However, leveraging these strengths to build commercially-viable companies is ripe with challenges.
Entrepreneurship is best learned by doing, but most universities have not properly updated their programming to reflect the needs of the market.
The startup funding landscape has become increasingly specialized, and most universities haven't built an investor network that spans all stages and verticals.
To become sustainable, startups require connections to potential partners and customers from beyond just the university alumni network.
FI has over a decade of experience partnering with universities across the globe, with tailored solutions to solve their most pressing issues.
Source expertise, partnership opportunities, and introductions from FI's global network of 35,000+ startup mentors, advisors, and investors.
Launch turn-key accelerator programs to educate and empower your entrepreneurs, and leverage the "FI Venture Network" to tap into hundreds of investors across nearly all verticals and geographies.
To ensure sustainable and long-term success, your faculty can join FI's 'Accelerator Lab' training program to learn best practices around community building, acceleration, and venture capital.
Find your most-talented innovators using our proprietary 'Entrepreneur DNA Assessment' - a social science test that has collected millions of data points since 2009 and been proven to identify strong entrepreneurs.
The Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Since 2009, we have helped tens of thousands of employees and new/ idea-stage entrepreneurs validate, test, and launch startups worth an estimated $30BN. Our mission is to activate and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build meaningful technology businesses worldwide
Contact us to learn more about how we can transform your university's startup efforts
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 6,800 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.