Founder Institute South Africa

Building businesses that matter

The world’s largest pre-seed accelerator The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses.

Since 2009, over 5,000 companies have used the Founder Institute to raise over $1.75 billion in funding, build global businesses, recruit a team, solve big problems, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Our highly-structured accelerator programs have helped entrepreneurs at the earliest stages grow quickly, know what to do next, and make connections with the largest community of startup advisors.

In the upcoming South Africa Virtual 2022 Program, work directly with our team of mentors to build your business, from an idea to a global sustainable business, no matter where you are.

It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then get free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network – a collection of global funds that invest in a startup’s first or second round of funding.

How do we help?

In the Founder Institute, you don’t just learn how to build a business, you actually build it.

Critical Support Network
Join an Equity Collective of helpful startup mentors and founders that are invested in your success.

Structured Methodology
Know what to work on, and when, with our proven business-building sprints and structured process.

Challenging Process
Less than 40% of Founders make it through the program because we challenge you every step of the way.

Lifetime of Support
Get access to a lifetime of support programs and partners that far exceeds any comparable program.

Global Network
Build a company with impact by leveraging the world’s largest network of startup founders and mentors.

Fast-Track to Founders Lab
Get fast-tracked to our Founders Lab program and Virtual Demo Days, giving you the best chance to get funding.

The results speak for themselves: FI Alumni have raised over $1.75BN+ in funding and are building impactful businesses across 200+ cities and 95+ countries.

Founder Institute South Africa

Founder Institute South Africa


July 29, 2022
Program dates Aug 2 - Nov 29, 2022
Organizer Founder Institute South Africa
Website Visit website
Targets Africa
Sectors Sector agnostic
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