The Founder Institute focuses on technology and technology-enabled businesses. This can include hardware and traditional businesses such as food, e-commerce, and brick and mortar, so long as the business has the ability to scale through technology.


We are not optimized for service-based companies. For example, if you are trying to launch a "mom and pop" local grocery store, the Founder Institute may not be a good fit. On the other hand, if your business is a web application that helps grocery stores with inventory management, then that is considered a tech-enabled business.