Founder Institute

Founder Institute

Founded: 2009

Since 2009, our proven methodology has helped over 5,000 companies across 6 continents build businesses that matter.


14 weeks

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 5,000 entrepreneurs raise over $1.5 billion in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 90 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.

Funding & Benefits

Type of Funding
Program Fee
Varies by chapter location


Application Status
Always Open
Number of Alumni Startups
Total Funding Raised by Startups
$1.5 Billion