FOUNDERS EMBASSY

"BORDERLESS ACCELERATION"

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Founders Embassy is the world's first accelerator designed for international and immigrant entrepreneurs committed to making a positive impact on the world.

Founders Embassy focuses on elevating, inspiring, and educating international and immigrant founders by offering them unprecedented access to Silicon Valley through its immersive acceleration programs, impactful events, and thought leadership - all without any exchange of equity. Founders Embassy is designed to be a "home away from home" for global entrepreneurs whether they are visiting founders from another country or immigrant founders living in the U.S.


 

GLOBAL FOUNDERS NEED SILICON VALLEY

 
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FUNDRAISING

angel, venture capital & private equity

Silicon Valley is still the most active hub for investment capital in the world.

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MENTORSHIP

coaching from silicon valley experts

The Silicon Valley “startup mentality" is unlike anywhere else in the world. People are willing and excited to give back to the next generation of global change makers.

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NETWORKING

Likeminded entrepreneurs and partners

Starting a company can be a long and lonely journey. Building an ecosystem of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley helps to encourage and support founders as they grow – either here or abroad.

MARKET OPPORTUNITY

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There are over 582 Million Entrepreneurs Worldwide*

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OVER 50% of all American companies valued over $1B have at least one immigrant co-founder**

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47% OF GLOBAL STARTUPS have at least one connection to Silicon Valley**

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46% of Silicon Valley Founders Are Immigrants**

 

our mission

 Founders Embassy's mission is to democratize access to Silicon Valley for the most talented international startups that lack the privilege of insider connections and resources.  

We believe that radical inclusiveness will drive far greater outcomes than ever before and it starts with bringing people together from diverse backgrounds to solve the world's most consequential problems.

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Founders Embassy programs and events are designed to be immersive, inclusive, and informative

 

FOUNDERS EMBASSY ACCELERATION PROGRAM

Founders Embassy Acceleration Program is a two-week bootcamp-style program for international and immigrant entrepreneurs, designed to be a fast-paced, immersive look into Silicon Valley. 

SUMMER 2018 Class: MAY 30TH - JUNE 13TH, 2018        (ENDED - Learn more about the class)

FALL 2018 CLASS: NOVEMBER 1st-15th, 2018 (Apply here!)

Multiple times a year, global change makers from diverse backgrounds will live under one roof in the heart of San Francisco for two weeks. These founders will connect with thought leaders and offer feedback to one another while receiving coaching from Silicon Valley mentors, experts, and investors. 

 
 
 
 
 
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BORDERLESS SUMMIT

THE FIRST SUMMIT DESIGNED TO ELEVATE INTERNATIONAL AND IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS

TUESDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

In a world presently plagued by endless borders, now, more than ever before, it is imperative that we come together to support, educate, inspire, and elevate the change makers committed to making a positive impact on the world.

Join us as we bring together some of Silicon Valley's brightest minds in the heart of the most innovative city on earth to expand your network and knowledge, multiply your partnerships, secure new funding and customers, and meet the international founders going through our flagship two-week Founders Embassy Acceleration Program.

 


FEATURED THOUGHT LEADERS

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David Li

Partner, Ali Capital

"Investing in diversity is at the core of our approach because different perspectives drive innovation and build better products for more than just a narrow spectrum of customers". 

LONNIE KURLANDER

CEO, Medal

"Medal ensures that infrastructure for critical healthcare data availability and transfer is safe, widely available, and affordable.  Access to this infrastructure has the capability to improve care globally -- we consider it a human right."

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MARVIN LIAO

Partner, 500 STARTUPS

"We like international companies, some of our best teams are from overseas.... The best companies are the ones that keep their engineering teams home, but double down on the sales and marketing front in the US."

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WILLIAM ALTMAN

 

Intelligence Analyst, Cybersecurity, CB Insights

“Increasing access to venture capital in previously under served markets enables entrepreneurs to execute on impactful ideas that will ultimately transform the societies in which they grow for the better.”

 

BORDERLESS BY DESIGN

Founders join us from around the world

While Silicon Valley remains an epicenter of technological innovation, radical inclusiveness will drive far greater outcomes than ever before.

By bringing change makers from diverse backgrounds together through intimate gatherings, focused discussions and purposeful events, we can collectively move toward solving the world’s most consequential problems.

 
 
 

Partners & Resources