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Location: San Francisco CA United States

The Founder Institute

Website: http://www.fi.co/
Location: San Francisco CA United States
The Founder Institute is the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, having helped launch over 3,500 companies across 180+ cities and six continents. The company was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi and his colleague, Jonathan Greechan. The idea for the program spawned from operating TheFunded.com, where it became apparent that most entrepreneurs at the idea and launch stages lacked the structure, feedback, and support network needed to be successful. News of the launch was announced on TechCrunch, the first Founder Institute program methodology was crowdsourced by over 10,000 CEO members of TheFunded.com, and the inaugural program started in May 2009 in a small classroom at Stanford University. There were originally no plans to expand beyond Silicon Valley, but upon receiving immense inbound interest to launch the program in other cities, the Founder Institute began to expand. Today the program operates across 180 + cities and is localized into 9 languages. In total, Founder Institute Alumni have raised over $800M and are worth an estimated $20B.

Highlights

Categories ConsultingEducation
Founding Year 2009
Founders Adeo RessiAdriana HerreraJonathan Greechan
Funding Status Self-funded

Events

Event Title Description
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

CYC Networking Event

1 W Monroe St 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60603 Fri, Nov 15, 05:30 PM Free | hosted by Customize Your Career
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Founder Institute VIP Launch Mixer

965 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642 Mon, Jan 21, 06:00 PM Free | hosted by The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Startup to Chicago Startup Experts

20 North Wacker Drive, #1200, Chicago, Illinois 60606 Tue, Dec 17, 06:00 PM Free | hosted by The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Startup Co-Founder Matching: Find the Right Partner in Chicago

350 N. Orleans St, #9000n, Chicago, Illinois 60654 Tue, Nov 12, 12:19 PM Free | hosted by The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Global 2020

2215 Broadway, Redwood City, California 94603 Mon, Feb 10, 12:00 AM Tickets start at $305 | hosted by Startup Grind
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Founder Night Out: Network with Chicago Entrepreneurs

420 N Wabash Ave #500, Chicago, Illinois 60611 Tue, Nov 19, 06:00 PM Free | hosted by The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Startup Funding in Chicago: How to Raise Money for Your Startup

20 North Wacker Drive, #1200, Chicago, Illinois 60606 Tue, Nov 05, 06:00 PM Free | hosted by The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Music Entrepreneurship in Chicago

4245 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60641 Wed, Nov 06, 06:00 PM Free | hosted by Agency Abron GREY
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Startup Pitch Bootcamp: Learn from Chicago's Top Entrepreneurs

500 W. Madison St, 3rd Floor, Madison Room, Chicago, Illinois 60661 Tue, Oct 22, 06:00 PM Free | hosted by The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Texas Trucklandia Fest

305 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704 Sat, Oct 19, 12:00 PM Tickets start at $8 | hosted by Trucklandia
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI) Conference 2019

565 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois 60661 Wed, Nov 13, 09:00 AM Tickets start at $199 | hosted by Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI)
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Fashion Mastermind Roundtable #5

60657, Chicago, Illinois 3313 North Clark Street Wed, Sep 25, 06:00 PM Tickets start at $5 | hosted by Lamp Enterprises
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The Founder Institute

Problem-solving: Monthly private coaching office hours

113-125 N Green St, Chicago, Illinois 60607 Thu, Oct 10, 10:00 AM Free | hosted by Live for Yourself (LFY) Consulting
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Meet & Hire: Software Engineering, User Experience Design & Data Science (O...

312 N Carpenter St, Chicago, Illinois 60607 Wed, Oct 02, 05:00 PM Free | hosted by General Assembly Chicago
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

2019 MEET THE ELITE 6 – Panel & Cocktail Party

4240 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois 60641 Thu, Oct 03, 06:00 PM Tickets start at $25 | hosted by Elite 6 Dinners
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

This is event on testing

aefaefaef, Belvidere, Illinois aefaef Sat, Aug 10, 02:31 PM Free | hosted by FanFood 2ndKitchen
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

All Things Coaching: What does it take to make it as a coach?

1500 N Halsted 2 FL, Chicago, Illinois 60642 Tue, Sep 24, 06:00 PM Tickets start at $16 | hosted by Live for Yourself (LFY) Consulting
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Digital Influencers Meet PR Pros - The Earned Media Conversation

20 W. Kinzie 17th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60654 Wed, Nov 13, 06:00 PM Free | hosted by Agency Abron
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

WEX Los Angeles

1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90015 Sat, Feb 29, 10:00 AM Tickets start at $40 | hosted by Women Empower X
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

WEX Fort Lauderdale

1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 Sat, Nov 09, 10:00 AM Tickets start at $40 | hosted by Women Empower X
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

WEX Raleigh

500 S Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 Sat, Oct 12, 10:00 AM Tickets start at $40 | hosted by Women Empower X
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Startup Job Fair

3241 South Federal Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616 Thu, Oct 10, 02:00 PM Free
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Demystifying Data in Marketing

222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #570, Chicago, Illinois 60654 Wed, Oct 23, 06:00 PM Free | hosted by GREY Promotable
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

PR Fireside Chat for Creatives and Entrepreneurs

515 N. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654 Tue, Oct 01, 06:00 PM Free | hosted by Agency Abron
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

The Best Networking Event - Breakfast with Founders!

205 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10013 Thu, Oct 17, 08:30 AM Free | hosted by WE NYC
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

B2B Marketing Expo

Convention Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90015 Wed, Oct 02, 10:00 PM Free | hosted by The B2B Marketing Expo 2019
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Asian Fashion Show Chicago 2019

108 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602 Sat, Aug 31, 10:30 AM Tickets start at $15 | hosted by Victoria M Ng Productions, LLC
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

BGV Symposium: BGV Pitch, Workshops, Networking x NYC

85 10th Ave, New York, New York 10011 Fri, Nov 08, 09:00 AM Free | hosted by Black Girl Ventures
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

WE Master Leadership Conference at Luminary

1204 Broadway, New York, New York 10001 Thu, Aug 22, 10:00 AM Free | hosted by WE NYC
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Tech / No Evil The Summit Pt 1

Marshall's Landing . 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60654 Thu, Sep 12, 06:00 PM Free | hosted by Spotivity GREY
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

LIVE: Finding your purpose - connect, learn, grow

656 W Randolph St #3W, Chicago, Illinois 60661 Wed, Sep 04, 06:30 PM Tickets start at $14.95 | hosted by Live for Yourself (LFY) Consulting
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Brainstorming: Happiness at work, from problem coworkers to finding meaning

656 W Randolph St #3W, Chicago, Illinois 60661 Wed, Aug 21, 06:30 PM Tickets start at $11.95 | hosted by Live for Yourself (LFY) Consulting
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD: GET MORE VALUE FROM YOUR VALUES

1333 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, Illinois Tue, Aug 20, 06:00 PM Free | hosted by General Assembly Chicago
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

APPY HOUR: MOBILE APP STRATEGY FOR BUSINESSES

350 W Erie St #300, Chicago, Illinois 60654 Tue, Aug 13, 06:00 PM Free | hosted by General Assembly Chicago
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

#imakealiving: Businesses Serving Communities

2324 W. Fulton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612 Wed, Aug 21, 06:30 PM Free | hosted by Freshbooks
The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

DIGITAL NOMAD LIFE: HOW TO LIVE & WORK FROM ANYWHERE

3432 W Diversey Ave Floor 2, Chicago, Illinois Tue, Aug 27, 06:00 PM Free | hosted by General Assembly Chicago