Enrollment & Graduation Requirements

Do you only accept tech companies at Founder Institute?
The Founder Institute focuses on technology and technology-enabled businesses. This can include hardware and traditional businesses such as food, e-commerce...
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What is the time commitment required by a Founder?
The 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 weekly s...
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How does a Founder complete the program?
In order to complete the Core Program, there are four criteria: A Founder must attend all sessions. A Founder must complete all of the challenging com...
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If I am already accepted, what is the deadline for enrolling in the program?
In order to guarantee a spot in the program, we encourage Founders to complete their enrollment promptly. Typically we close enrollment approximately 3 days...
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What documents / agreements do I need to upload to complete my enrollment? Am I required to upload the Warrant or Board Consent Form?
You only need to upload the Founder Agreement to successfully enroll into the program. Please make sure you upload the PDF version when you log into the Fou...
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What other in-person commitments will I need to fulfill outside of the weekly session?
You will meet with your working groups twice a week outside the weekly sessions. One meeting in person and one via conference call, or some other virtual so...
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Do I need to quit my day job to attend the program?
No. The Founder Institute has a mix of full-time and part-time Founders in the program. Many businesses get started with part-time Founders until the compan...
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