We are approaching the first crucial milestone to test the demand for opening a new chapter of the Founder Institute in Rome for the Autumn of 2012.
On July 29th we will do a first review of the applications: if we will have the right number (we are very close to the objective), than we can announce that the Founder Institute will formally launch a Rome Chapter.
Express your interest now and apply: you will have the chance to take the admission test for free and to assess if you have the numbers to be an entrepreneur.
If you want to know more about the Founder Institute, you can also attend the informative session next week in Rome:
Founder Institute Informative Session
July 26th – 18:00
c/o Enlabs – Via Montebello 8 (near Termini Railway Station)
The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that, in just three years of operation, has helped launch over 500 companies across 26 cities and five continents. Through our part-time four month program, existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs – while not being required to quit their day job. Our unique Graduate Liquidity Pool also enables graduates and mentors to share in the equity upside of each class, creating strong teamwork-based startup ecosystems where great companies can flourish. We call it “Globalizing Silicon Valley.”
The program is open to anybody that is passionate about building a technology company: idea or no idea, full-time job or unemployed, young or old, male or female, experienced in business or straight out of school. We also support a wide range of technology industries: including digital media, software, biotech, cleantech, ecommerce, advertising, consumer electronics, and more.
In Rome, we will have an amazing list of mentors. Some of them have already committed: Andra La Mesa (AirBnB), Antonio Leonforte (Fhoster), Andrea Di Camillo (Principia), Davide Deguz (Clickmeter), Davide D’Atri (Soundreef), Marco Trombetti (Translated/Memopal), Marco Magnocavallo (Principia), Marco Massarotto (Hagakure), Paolo Barberis (founder of Dada), Stefano Quintarelli (founder of Inet). Other will join soon, from Italy, Europe and United States.