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Build a Fundable, Global Startup in Wisconsin

The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses.


Global Mentors


Office Hours


Wisconsin Mentors


to Funding

The world’s largest pre-seed accelerator

Since 2009, over 6,000 companies have used the Founder Institute to build global businesses, solve big problems, raise over $1.75BN in funding, recruit a team, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more.

In the upcoming Wisconsin - Chicago 2023 Program, you can work directly with our team to build your business, no matter where you are.

Wisconsin - Chicago 2023 Program Details

Virtual First
Program Dates
Apr 11, 2023 Aug 15, 2023
Early Admissions Deadline
Jan 29, 2023
Final Admissions Deadline
Apr 02, 2023
Entrance Fee
$899 USD
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How we help

In the Founder Institute, you don’t just learn how to build a business, you actually build it.

Critical Support Network

Join an Equity Collective of helpful startup mentors and founders that are invested in your success.

Structured Methodology

Know what to work on, and when, with our proven business-building sprints and structured process.

Challenging Process

Less than 40% of Founders make it through the program because we challenge you every step of the way.

Lifetime of Support

Get access to a lifetime of support programs and partners that far exceeds any comparable program.

Global Network

Build a company with impact by leveraging the world's largest network of startup founders and mentors.

Fast-Track to Funding

Get fast-tracked to our Funding Lab program and Virtual Demo Days, giving you the best chance to get funding.

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