Founder Institute Programme

Silicon Valley pre-seed accelerator offers free fellowship to GITEX Future Stars’ startup community

Founder Institute

This is a MEGA opportunity for startups exhibiting at GITEX Future Stars 2020. The Founder Institute (based in Silicon Valley and now Dubai & the UAE) is ready to offer the show’s best startups a chance to participate in their UAE Virtual 2021 Programme for free (USD 799 value) - APPLY NOW

Now there are two things to consider:


1. You’re already registered as an exhibitor for GITEX Future Stars 2020 – then all you need to do now is apply for the programme


2.  Haven’t registered as an exhibitor for GITEX Future Stars 2020 but still want to be part of this programme – then first you need to book your pod for the 2020 show and then only you can take advantage of this special offer


Founder Institute’s startups have already raised over USD 950 million worldwide, need we say more?


The 14-week programme, starting March 2021, includes:

  • A series of challenging growth sprints
  • Weekly Feedback Sessions from experienced Mentors and Investors
  • Guidance on defining company vision, customer development, revenue, branding & design, go-to market & scale, hiring and onboarding, equity & funding, growth and more topics
  • Chance to benefit from a combined global community of over 15,000 mentors and thousands of alumni

The Institute helps you get traction and funding through a structured business-building process.


Who can apply?

  • A tech or tech-enabled businesses at pre-seed stage
  • Established businesses that are pre-funding and traction
  • MVP and prototype-stage projects
  • Part-time founders with just ideas

About Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Since 2009, they have helped over 4,500 entrepreneurs get the focus and support needed to build a business that matters. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 75 countries, the Founder Institute is now based in Dubai and teamed up with GITEX Future Stars to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.

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17-20 Oct 2021, Dubai World Trade Centre

17-20 Oct: 10 AM - 5 PM