Starting a business has more to it than just a name. Many factors make business successful, and you would rarely have all the knowledge to keep going. That’s one of the reasons why startup accelerators exist. Startup accelerators often provide more than just knowledge on what do to success as a business. Sometimes, they provide a network of entrepreneurs you can reach out to and learn from.
The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Originating from and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, the program has provided a strong base for several startups all across the globe. In 2015 and 2016 alone, Founder Institute Graduates raised over $225 million from investors, and 10 Graduate companies were acquired. It’s estimated that companies from the Founder’s Institute employ over 20,000 people and have raised over $550M. This fall, The Founder Institute has launched in Accra.
Just like a school, the program runs in semesters, and registration for the inaugural semester is already in progress. It ends on September 10, 2017, and classes commence on September 26, 2017 at the KPMG’s Marlin House headquarters in Accra!
Be sure you apply online at www.fi.co/join. For folks who apply before August 20, 2017, here’s what you enjoy.
- You will be invited to take the Predictive Admissions Assessment for free ($0 USD value)
- You will be eligible for the Early Course Fee (the early price of $400 USD increases to $550 USD after the Early Deadline)
- You will be eligible for several Founder Institute Fellowships, which provide the best applicants with a full refund to participate in the program for free.
Within the program, there’s the Girls in Tech Fellowship which is awarded to the most extraordinary technical female applicant for each semester. This gives her the opportunity to participate in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as a female with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.
The recipient will be awarded and notified within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline, and she will receive a full refund on their Course Fee within 1 week of the program start date. All applicants will be notified via email when the Fellowships are awarded.
The Founder Institute is committed to narrowing the gender gap in high tech startups, and in order to empower more females to launch technology companies, we have partnered with Girls in Tech, a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of women passionate about technology.
In order to be eligible for the Girls in Tech Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Early Deadline of August 20, 2017. Any female who follows these guidelines will be automatically eligible – no further steps are required.
Prior to the commencement of the class, Founder Institute is organising a free event mid-August. The event, “Startup Legal 101: Key Legal Concepts for Starting a Company” will be held on August 15, 2017, at 6:30 pm. The location is The UT Academy, 24 Lagos Avenue, East Legon, Accra. You can also check out the Facebook page.
For startup founders who would want some guidance and training on how to grow their business, Founder’s Institute is ready for you. All you have to do is apply.
Also published on Medium.