FOUNDERS EMBASSY

Borderless Acceleration

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Founders Embassy is the world's first accelerator designed exclusively to induct international and immigrant entrepreneurs into the Silicon Valley ecosystem

 
 

Founders Embassy is elevating, inspiring, and educating international and immigrant founders by offering them unprecedented access to Silicon Valley through its immersive, bootcamp-style acceleration programs, impactful events, and thought leadership - all without any exchange of equity


PRESS


 

GLOBAL FOUNDERS NEED SILICON VALLEY

THIS IS WHAT WE OFFER

 
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FUNDRAISING

angel, venture capital & private equity

Silicon Valley is still the most active hub for investment capital in the world. Founders Embassy connects program founders with Silicon Valley investors focused on their specific businesses.

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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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NETWORK

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.


GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BY THE NUMBERS

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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 early-stage international and immigrant entrepreneurs, designed to be a fast-paced, immersive look into Silicon Valley. 

Next Programs:

FALL 2018: NOVEMBER 1st-15th, 2018

Winter 2019: February 20th - March 6, 2019

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. 

See what Founders Embassy Alumni have to say here.

 
 
 

INCREDIBLE 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

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.

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