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Founder Institute to help local startups

Companies can now apply for the 2019 program
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Today, the Founder Institute, the world's premier pre-seed startup accelerator, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Waterloo 2019 program!

If you could use a structured process and feedback from Waterloo's top entrepreneurs to build a startup, then apply to the Waterloo 2019 Founder Institute today.

Founded in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 180+ cities worldwide, the Founder Institute provides high-potential entrepreneurs and teams with the critical support network and structured process needed to build an enduring company. Since 2009, the program has helped over 3,500 Graduates raise over $800M funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more.

To celebrate the launch, the Founder Institute will host several free startup events in Waterloo, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs and hear more about the program:

-How to Build Your First Product in Waterloo
2019-01-16, 06:00 PM

-Waterloo Startup Panel: Female Founders
2019-01-22, 06:00 PM

-Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur in Waterloo
2019-01-29, 06:00 PM

-Waterloo Startup Panel: Artificial Intelligence
2019-02-07, 06:00 PM

-Startup Networking Mixer: Meet Waterloo Entrepreneurs
2019-02-12, 06:30 PM

-Pitch Your Idea to Waterloo Startup Experts
2019-02-26, 06:00 PM

-Founder Institute Private VIP Launch Mixer
2019-03-05, 06:00 PM

Since the beta launch in 2016, the Waterloo Founder Institute has helped build several promising companies in the region, like Port, DeepSubconscious, Quote Kong, and more.

The new 2019 program launch includes local partnerships with sponsors who have helped grow the Waterloo startup ecosystem including the public-private innovation hub Communitech, the multinational law firm Gowling WLG and their office in Waterloo Region, global accounting and business advisory firm BDO in Kitchener-Waterloo, and Google Developers.

You can find more about the program by clicking here.



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