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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
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Founder/CEO, IdeaFire™ Consulting
Sean Makulowich is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Makulowich Ventures dba IdeaFire™ Consulting. IdeaFire™ is a bout...
Founder & CEO, MissNowMrs.com & Elegant Entrepreneur
Danielle Tate is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, spokeswoman, and speaker with a career that spans a decade in startup wo...
I'm the Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Innovation; our mission is to identify breakthrough inventions and maximize...
Maura O'brien Ali
CEO and Managing Director, American Growth Solutions
Mariya Bouraima, avid world traveler and proud mompreneur, launched Aveya Creative in 2012 — the first branding and marketing a...
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The Founder Institute operates across 200+ cities and 6 continents. We are #FIworldwide, because great companies can be built anywhere.