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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
Joe Betts Lacroix
Joe Betts-LaCroix founded OQO, creator of the world’s smallest PC, in 2000, and established the resulting market category of sm...
Co-Founder , Envolv
Entrepreneur - Solutions oriented leader with specialist knowledge in consumer product and medical device design and marketing....
Founder/CEO, Founder Dating
Business development, product, strategy and leading teams. Current interests in mobile, social media companies, consumer intern...
Therese Helland, Founder/CEO The Kasbah Hub, Founder/Chair Woman The Kasbah, Founder/CEO Helland IT UN Women, Microsoft, Compu...
Managing Director, Fosun
Ying Wang started her venture capital career in 2006 with NLVC, and later joined Fosun in 20014. She brings 11-years experienc...
Co-Founder and Chairman of Evernote, Managing Director at General Catalyst, General Catalyst
Phil is a three-time co-founder and CEO, most recently of Evernote where he currently serves as chairman of the board. After 19...