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The Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is a global pre-seed accelerator program for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to take the leap and turn their ideas into successful startups. Founded in 2009, the program offers a structured curriculum and a network of mentors, advisors, and investors to help founders navigate the early stages of company building. With chapters in over 185 cities and a portfolio of over 4,500 companies, the Founder Institute has a proven track record of helping early-stage entrepreneurs. As early as 2023, fees tend to range higher than other local options.