September 16th, 2013

Startup Founder 101: Finding Founder Institute in Portland


Startup Founder 101: Finding Founder Institute in Portland

I know we’ve got quite a few accelerators around here. But there is room for a few more. And that’s why it’s interesting to hear that Portland is getting a little interest from Founder Institute, one of the most successful organizations at supporting early stage startups.

The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies. Through a part-time four month program, existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs – while not being required to quit their day job. Our unique Graduate Liquidity Pool also enables graduates and mentors to share in the equity upside of each class, creating local, teamwork-based ecosystems where great new businesses can flourish.

In just over three years of operation, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 650 companies across 40 cities and five continents – making us the world’s largest startup accelerator. Our goal is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” by launching 1,000 meaningful and enduring technology companies per year in over 50 cities worldwide.

Sound interesting? They’re having a Founder Institute information session on Tuesday, if you’re interested:

The Founder Institute is the world’s largest early-stage accelerator. Join us for a informational event where you can meet the local Directors, ask questions, and learn how you can launch a startup with the Founder Institute’s help.

For more information, visit Founder Institute.

[Full disclosure: I am a mentor for Founder Institute.]

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