Applications

How do I apply to the program?
If you are interested in joining the program, you can find the cohorts currently accepting applications, as well as information on the application process, ...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:13 PM
How does the application process work?
First, navigate to the join page: https://FI.co/join. After selecting your city, filling out information about your idea or company, and paying the $0 USD a...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:26 PM
What is the Founder Institute's Admissions Assessment?
We focus on founders, not ideas. As a result, all applicants are required to take a proprietary psychometric/ aptitude test developed by the Founder Institu...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:27 PM
How do co-founders or teams apply to the Founder Institute?
The Founder Institute encourages founding teams to apply to the program, and a typical cohort contains roughly 40% teams, and 60% solo-founders. When a team...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:27 PM
What are the application deadlines for the program?
We have an Early Admissions Deadline and a Final Admissions Deadline. You can see the deadlines here: fi.co/schedule and fi.co/overview.
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:28 PM
What is the benefit of enrolling before the Early Application Deadline?
If you enroll by the Early Admissions Deadline, you will be invited to take the Admissions Assessment for free, and you will be eligible for a reduced cours...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:29 PM
I applied for a Fellowship. How do I know if I have received one?
Fellowships are normally awarded within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline.  We consider all accepted and enrolled founders for any eligible fel...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:30 PM
After being accepted can I reapply to another program, or do I have to apply all over again?
You can apply to any other Founder Institute program without redoing your application or retaking the Admissions Assessment. If you want to defer your a...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Will information from the application process be shared or made public?
The Founder Institute will not reveal any application information to the public. Once enrolled, founders are given the option to make parts of their profile...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Can I apply if I have an established startup?
Yes. The Founder Institute is appropriate for both aspiring founders, and founders that are running a business that is less than two years old and with less...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:31 PM