Common Questions

Can the Founder Institute help me get my visa? Does the FI help with housing?
Unfortunately, we are unable to consult or assist you in securing a visa. We encourage you to contact the immigration department for the country in which yo...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Can I speak to someone in person?
Due to a high volume of inquiries, it is faster for us to answer your questions through email. Just email us back anything that you would like to know and w...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Are you hiring? How do I apply to work for the Founder Institute?
Please visit http://fi.co/jobs and apply for anything under Available Positions. 
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Am I a fit for The Founder Institute even though I'm non-technical?
You do not need to have a technical background to be a successful Founder. The program is designed to help you with this process. Please read the descriptio...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Why should I apply for the Founders Institute Program?
The Founder Institute is for people that want to develop what we call technology-enabled companies. This category is broad, and FI aims to provide every fou...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:32 PM
Where can I find the calendar schedule for a semester?
To see the full calendar, visit FI.co/curriculum. Just make sure you have the correct location selected. The local session locations are typically held ...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:32 PM
What's the average age of people who attend your program?
The average Founder is 32 years old. This also varies by location. We have had Founders aged 22 - 59+ attend the program.
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:32 PM
What is the ideal company that is expected to join a Founder Institute cohort?
There are no ideal companies expected to join. The only requirement is that Founders must be serious about working on and incorporating a tech-enabled busin...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:32 PM
My idea is not very strong, should I still enroll?
The program is designed to help inspire you to come up with more ideas and then eventually narrow it down to the best idea that fits your background. You do...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:33 PM
I would like to meet with someone at the Founder Institute to talk about my Startup. Can you advise on how to set up a meeting with someone at the Founder Institute?
We host two Conference Calls per week with FI Directors to answer questions for applicants. To see the upcoming calls, visit http://fi.co/calls. You can...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:33 PM