Founder Institute Methodology
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:08 PM
Does the Founder Institute only accept tech companies?
The Founder Institute focuses on technology and technology-enabled businesses. This can include hardware and traditional businesses such as food, eCommerce,...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:08 PM
How is the Founder Institute different from Techstars and Y Combinator?
Seed-accelerators like Techstars and Y Combinator typically take a company with a team, live product, and some traction and provide them with operating capi...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:13 PM
Is the Founder Institute a pre-accelerator?
Pre-Accelerators exist to help you get into a seed-accelerator. While many Founder Institute Alumni do go on to seed-accelerators like Techstars, Y Combinat...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:14 PM
What is the schedule for the upcoming program?
To see the full calendar, visit
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:14 PM
Where are the Founder Institute Feedback Sessions located?
The local session locations are sometimes held in the same venues as the public pre-program events listed on, though this is not always the ca...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:15 PM
Can I participate in FI remotely?
We do not allow remote participation. The value of participating in-person is irreplaceable, and our program is specifically designed to help you build a st...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:15 PM
How much time does the Founder Institute require?
The Founder Institute requires a minimum of 20 hours of work per week, on average. Participating founders are required to attend each three and a half hour ...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:16 PM
How do I complete the Founder Institute?
In order to complete the program, a Founder must attend the Feedback Sessions, complete all of the Growth Sprints in a satisfactory manner, and receive sati...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:16 PM
Do I need to attend every FI session?
Attendance is mandatory, however, it is understood that founders may have emergencies, illness, or pre-planned travel that may prevent them from attending o...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:16 PM