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Startups in Hamburg, listen up: The Founder Institute arrives

The Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seeded accelerator, opens its newest chapter in Hamburg, the fourth in Germany. Since launching here in 2010, the program has launched over 70 technology companies, including Itembase and Tab-Ticketbroker. With a planned duration of two semesters per year, the Founder Institute intends to set up more than 20 startups in Hamburg each year. Applications for the program are now available at Those applying until February 17, 2019 are eligible for a variety of scholarships, including the Female Founder Fellowship for Best Applicant.

To kick off, the Hamburg Founder Institute offers a series of free start-up events for the general public. Participants can learn more about the program and learn how to build a business. The full list of events can be found here.

For budding entrepreneurs, the Founder Institute’s comprehensive step-by-step program provides structure, mentoring support, and the global network

The special thing about the program is the focus on people instead of ideas. Founders with part-time jobs are accepted and equity is shared with all participants. Global graduates include fast-growing startups such as Udemy, Realty Mogul, Travel Car, Goplaceit, Appota and many more.

The program will comprise the latest curriculum of the Founder Institute for Enterprise Development, which meets the needs of advanced founders (MVP phase) as well as aspiring new entrepreneurs in the idea phase

The project was launched this year in collaboration with hundreds of startup executives around the world. The Hamburg chapter is headed by Bjoern Fedder and Rachit Shadra from Wunder Mobility and Hauke ​​Windmüller (moovel). Numerous sizes of the Hamburg startup ecosystem are among the mentors.

About the Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is a pre-seed accelerator that helped more than 3,500 companies in more than 180 cities on six continents set up. It was founded by Adeo Ressi and Jonathan Greechan and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The first program began in May 2009 in a small classroom at Stanford University. Originally there were no plans for expansion beyond Silicon Valley, but with interest in launching the program in other cities huge, the Founder Institute began to expand. Altogether, the graduates of the Founder Institute have so far collected more than $ 800 million. Your business is worth an estimated $ 20 billion.

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