The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Through a challenging curriculum and strong post-program support, we provide aspiring entrepreneurs with structure, mentorship, and a network to start an enduring company. 

THE GAIN is the Accelerator partner for Founder Institute in Bangalore

FI's comprehensive 14-week accelerator program provides growth, guidance from industry mentors and a global network of lifetime support. The program orients entrepreneurs to meet real-world use cases of customers. We welcome applications from aspiring founders with a full-time job, solo founders, teams, and founders of established companies (pre-funding). Selected Start-ups will receive Acceleration support & Seed Investment from THE GAIN upon Graduation

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Founder Institute chapters globally have helped launch over 3,100 companies across 200+ cities and six continents


Each week, participating Founders attend a 3+ hour session & pitch the mentors for training and feedback on a specific topic. The Program consists of classroom sessions, practical and challenging assignments, office hours, and group meetings.  Weekly real-world assignments and milestones push your business forward and are graded by mentors.

See the curriculum.

The Bangalore Founder Institute has closed admissions for its current cohort and is not currently accepting applications