Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in the Omaha-Lincoln area. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 185+ cities, Founder Institute provides high-potential entrepreneurs and teams with the devoted support network and structured growth process needed to get traction and funding. Any aspiring entrepreneur or team in the Midwest interested in building an enduring technology in Omaha is invited to apply to the Nebraska Virtual 2020 Founder Institute at http://fi.co/apply/omaha.
In an effort to ensure the health and safety of the program’s mentors, partners, and participants, this Founder Institute cohort will be held completely online, allowing anyone to build a business alongside some of Omaha’s top entrepreneurs and investors from the comfort of home. The Nebraska Virtual 2020 Founder Institute will also host a series of free online startup events, where attendees can learn how to build a company and learn more about the program.
Over thirty of the region’s top startup investors, founders, and executives have expressed interest in mentoring entrepreneurs in the program.
“Diversity is an important part of how the effort came together. Local leaders identified the Founder Institute as a way forward in spearheading efforts to increase startup activity in the Omaha-Lincoln super region. Due to existing talent pipeline challenges, startup founders are an excellent way to prepare future leaders to hire local talent and train the existing pipeline to become more entrepreneurial.” – Joshua Armah
Early-Stage entrepreneurs looking to build solutions for the future will have the opportunity to:
- Get constant feedback and regular office hours with 50+ Omaha-Lincoln Mentors, investors, and entrepreneurs.
- Make quick progress on their business using a proven, structured process to get to traction and funding that has helped alumni build great products and raise over $950M in funding.
- Get fast-tracked to a suite of post-programs, including Funding Lab, to continue getting expert support for years to come.
- Expand their support network to include startup founders, CEOs, and investors from the Founder Institute’s global network of 4,300+ alumni and 14,000+ mentors across 185+ cities.
Early applications received prior to August 30th, 2020 are eligible for reduced pricing. http://fi.co/apply/omaha. The four-month Founder Institute Omaha-Lincoln Virtual 2020 pre-seed accelerator program begins October 15, 2020.
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About the Founder Institute
The Founder Institute is the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator. In the program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $950M. Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 185 cities and 70 countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.
The Founder Institute was founded in 2009 by Adeo Ressi and Jonathan Greechan. It is operated out of Palo Alto, California.