We believe Great Companies Start with Great People, and the greatest variable in the success or failure of any company is its leadership.

As a result, we focus on Founders versus ideas in our admissions process and identify founders of the highest potential through a collection of aptitude and personality tests that have been in development with leading social scientists since 2008. To date, over 35,000 people have applied to our program, and our entrepreneur research has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, and Forbes.

"The Founder Institute appears to have developed an assessment that any population, any city, university, or country could use to determine who among them has the best shot at succeeding as an entrepreneur” – Aaron Patzer, Founder of Mint.com, FI Mentor