Founder Institute



A Structured Approach

The best way to learn is by doing.
Through a structured, 4-month curriculum of weekly training courses and business-building assignments, you graduate the Founder Institute as the Founder of an enduring company. Plus, sessions are held at night, so you can keep your day job.


Expert Advice and Feedback

You don’t have to do it alone. Receive weekly instruction, feedback, and evaluation from a large network of entrepreneur mentors who have built companies themselves, and are vested in your success. In most semesters, the ratio of mentors to founders is greater than 1:1, and the global mentor network exceeds 6,400 people.

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The Results

Aspiring entrepreneurs have used our program to form and improve their business ideas, develop their marketing strategy, create an advisory board, recruit co-founders, improve their pitch, launch a product, prepare to raise capital, bootstrap to profitability, generate revenue, and more.






A Global Network

Based in Silicon Valley but with chapters across six continents and 135+ cities, our mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and help promising entrepreneurs launch companies that create one million new startup jobs.