Meet the brilliant Silicon Valley minds behind the FE Acceleration Program!

Founders Embassy Thought Leaders come from hundreds of different Silicon Valley companies - meet more of them  here .

Founders Embassy Thought Leaders come from hundreds of different Silicon Valley companies - meet more of them here.

April 2nd, 2019, San Francisco - More than ever before, it’s imperative that we not only recognize but elevate diversity in our organizations, our government and in the entrepreneurs that will make this country, at the very least, what it once was: inclusive.

Historically, Silicon Valley has had an over preference towards founders who are local, who possess a certain pedigree like attending an Ivy League university, and who already have resources and a support network. Founders Embassy’s mission to encourage “radical inclusivity” in Silicon Valley means no longer overlooking entrepreneurs who lack access to connections and who may not be privy to insider knowledge needed to expand to the US and build global companies.

The culminating event, a Demo Night designed to set a stage for the class to pitch in front of a couple hundred investors, is an invite-only event held in San Francisco towards the end of the program. The next Demo Night will be held on June 18th, 2019.

Founders Embassy and their partners are dedicated to the support, education, and advancement of international entrepreneurs, and together with their sponsors are proud to invite applications for the fourth Founders Embassy class, taking place in San Francisco from June 6th to 20th. Post-seed funded startups with traction in their home markets, an international presence or at least one immigrant co-founder, and a demonstrated need for Silicon Valley connections, knowledge, and/or capital are invited to apply here.

Thank You from Founders Embassy

It is with sincere gratitude that we thank the incredible individuals and companies who contributed to the Winter 2019 Founders Embassy Program.

To our partners and co-working spaces - thank you for opening up your communities and inspiring venues to our class: Canopy, Bespoke, General Assembly, Google Launchpad, Covo, 500 Startups

To our experts and thought leaders, we're so grateful for your knowledge, your generous time, and incredible feedback for our founders:

Pascale Diaine, Charles Hudson, Megan Maloney, Manan Mehta, Brian Ma, Josh Constine, Matt Howland, Phil Libin, Nish Nadaraja, Alyson DeNardo, Homan Yuen, Jacob Mullins, Siri Srinivas, Manoj Verma, Duke Chung, Katie Roof, Alex Farman-Farmaian, Tiffany Luck, Robb Miller, Steve Cadigan, Carl Fritjofsson, Sandy Khaund, Marvin Liao, Ashmeet Sidana, Scott Sorochak, Alan Chiu, Lauren Vaccarello, Chas Pulido, Haithem Elembaby, Vasil Azarov, Laura Kennedy, Niko Bonatsos, Ameena El-Bibany, Max Menke, Melissa Jun Rowley, Eric Quon-Lee, Noorjit Sidhu, Sami Ramly, Jared Polivka, Vera Shokina, Trevor Adey, Harpaul Sambhi, Javaughn Lawrence, Jan D'Alessandro, Riley Rodgers, Audrey Melnik, Nipul Patel, Tim Fong, Kevin Indig, Olivia Wang

If you want to help us build a more inclusive Silicon Valley, apply to become an official Founders Embassy Thought Leader here!