Is The World’s Largest Pre-Seed Accelerator Program Helping Talented People Build Impactful Technology Companies Worldwide


The Founder Institute brings together seasoned Founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, investors and community groups to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. With chapters across 180+ cities and Alumni that have built companies exceeding $20B in estimated value. We help pre-seed Founders get to traction and funding with a support network of 12,000+ mentors who are invested in their success through a structured business-building process. Since 2009, FI has helped over 3,500 startups raise over $800M funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more.

James Irvine and Roxette Miranda are the current Directors of the South Florida Chapter in Miami. They decided on launching a Founder Institute Chapter as an exciting way to take a leading role in the local startup ecosystem.

After a couple of semesters, a large portion of the new startups in the Miami local ecosystem will be Alumni of FI’s pre-seed accelerator program.

The program offers a challenging and comprehensive 3.5 month curriculum of company-building sessions designed to help entrepreneurs build every aspect of their business, from the core idea to the product, team, and revenue model. Each weekly session lasts about 3 hours, and is led by 3-5 startup C-Level Mentors who share their advice and provide participants with critical feedback.

In addition, Founders are given challenging assignments to build key aspects of the business between the sessions, and receive group meetings and office hours to facilitate progress.


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