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Silicon Valley-based start-up accelerator comes to Hamburg

Founder Institute focuses on early-stage start-ups, structures, mentoring and networks

The Founder Institute in San Francisco, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, is to launch its first accelerator programme in Hamburg from April 9-July 23, 2019. The support programme is already operated in 65 countries and targets prospective entrepreneurs and advanced founders with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). In three and a half months, the accelerator aims to provide founders with a step-by-step programme focusing on corporate structure, mentoring and accessing a global network. The deadline for applications is March 24, 2019.

Mentors from Hamburg’s start-up scene

The first batch of start-ups will be admitted to the accelerator in April for a programme directed by Bjoern Fedder and Rachit Shadra from Wunder Mobility and Hauke Windmüller from Moovel. Other big names in Hamburg’s start-up ecosystem will be among the mentors. The programme will focus on the people behind the idea e.g. founders with side jobs are to be accepted.

More than 3,500 companies worldwide supported in the foundation process

The Founder Institute has already helped more than 3,500 companies in over 180 cities on six continents to set up a business. Founded in 2009 by Adeo Ressi and Jonathan Greechan, it is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. So far, Founder Institute graduates have raised USD 800 million. The Founder Institute has been active in Germany since 2010 with branches in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich.

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