Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, today announced the launch of its
14-week digital accelerator program in Kampala, in an effort to boost local entrepreneurship.
Founder Institute was founded in 2009 by Adeo Ressi and Jonathan Greechan and estimates that its alumni have cumulatively created over 25,000 jobs and raised over $900 million in funding.
The startup accelerator has set the target of one-third of its alumni creating products in line with the 17 United Nations sustainable development goals, and many of the region’s top startup investors, founders, and executives are participating in the program as mentors, partners, and sponsors.
By following a structured process to build and grow a company, and via mentorship and support from a vibrant local network of experts, Kampala entrepreneurs are given access to two of the primary resources they need
to start a business.
Speaking on the launch, Alan Lwetabe, CFA – Chapter Director, said, “The Founder Institute allows me to give back to the community and build the next generation of entrepreneurs that will spur innovation and fuel economic growth and prosperity for all Ugandan citizens.”
Allan Rwakatungu, Co-Director, also commented, “I’ve found I have a real knack for getting startups from 0 to 1,”
Founder Institute allows me to give more founders the confidence to launch their products. The change
and progress we need for today’s new normal is going to come from founders who see this challenging time as an opportunity.”
To join, aspiring entrepreneurs can apply online for the Founder Institute Kampala 2022 pre-seed accelerator program, which begins on March 22, 2022.
About The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute (FI.co) is the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator. In the program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of startup experts
that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has so far helped alumni raise over $950M.
Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, get into seed accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more.
Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200 cities and 75 countries, the Founder Institute’s
mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs. The Founder Institute was founded in 2009 by Adeo Ressi and Jonathan Greechan. It is operated out of Palo Alto, California.
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