The biggest accelerator of the world is launching in Athens.

The Founder Institute is the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. In the Founder Institute’s four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, aspiring founders are not required to quit their day job to participate, so they can begin building a business around their ideas without putting their livelihood at risk.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 55 and 34 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,017 companies, which have created over 10,000 new jobs. The company’s mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide

The Athens Founder Institute has completed the first cycle of its startup acceleration program in September 2014 with the creation of 6 new innovative and upcoming companies: Allcancode, Enter Art, Girapp, Modernizor, MyeTutor.organdVillosophy. During this program, the Founders had the opportunity to shape and develop their ideas into a business plan, study the market and the competition depending on their industry as well as receive guidance and advice from renowned market executives and businessmen.

Following the successful completion of its first cycle, the Athens Founder Institute has launched the Spring Semester 2015. 

Applications for the Spring Semester 2015 have closed. Find out more about the Athens Founder Institute and join our next semester here.

The Founder Institute was an amazing experience that transformed our business plan into a real company & gave us the drive that every startup needs so that we can face potential investors & claim financial support.

Athanasios LadopoulosFounder

The Founder Institute provided me with the best knowledge on how to get from an idea stage to a sustainable business! Thrilled that I was lucky enough to join & to clearly understand that this is the best career path for me, right now!

Lia ZorzouFounder Girapp