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Founder Institute Jakarta Opens for 2017 Batch

Founder Institute, the world’s largest idea-stage accelerator and startup launch programme is now accepting applications for Jakarta 2017 semester.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 170 cities and 60 countries, the Founder Institute‘s mission is to create sustainable startup ecosystems that will help founders to launch tech companies and create one million new jobs worldwide.

Through a 14 weeks challenging and rigorous curriculum, they provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the structure, training, mentor support, and global network needed to start their dream company, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers and raise funding. You may learn more about the programme here.

Some of the past graduates, including Udemy, RealtyMogul, iCarsClub, Itembase, goplaceit, and Appota had successfully launched and secured funding rounds from their idea. In Jakarta, past graduates like Bildeco, ProSehat, Andalin, IndoGold, Giftcard, IndoTrading had won numerous industry awards, represented Indonesia on global stages, secured funding rounds and generated multi million dollars in revenues. Find reports on their graduates here.

This year, the programme will be led by Andy Zain and Boye Hartmann, both seasoned entrepreneurs and recently joined by Richie Wirjan as co-director. Startups will also be backed by a network of 60+ local mentors, who are successful startup CEOs and industry experts. Past mentors in the programme include William Tanuwijaya & Leontinus Alpha Edison (Tokopedia), Nadiem Makarim (Go-Jek), Gaery Undarsa & Natali Ardianto (Tiket,com), Erik Meijer (TelkomTelstra), Sakti Makki (Makki Makki Design), Danny Wirianto (GDO Ventures), Shinta Dhanuwardoyo (Bubu Internet), Billy Boen (YOT/GDI Lab), Kevin Mintaraga (Bridestory) and more.

To apply to the programme, please click here

Early Admission Deadline is on October 12, 2017.

Or, attend one of the launch events & meet Founder Institute mentors and graduates here :

Founder Institute, Jakarta — 2017 Semester Launch 

Speakers: Leontinus Alpha Edison (Tokopedia), Gaery Undansa (, Billy Boen (YOT), Manuel Irwanputera (ex Liputan6/Kapanlagi), Adrian Gunadi (Investree), Norman Sasono (Bizzy) and meet some of the recent graduates from Jakarta Founder Institute.

Talk Show Topic: Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur

Hear from top entrepreneurs what is behind their drive to leave their comfort job and leap to entrepreneurship. Meet the biggest stars of Indonesia’s startup scene sharing their insights and tips for the first time and aspiring tech entrepreneurs.

Date: Monday, 2 October 2017

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Indosat Ooredoo Headquater, Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat, Front Podium, Auditorium Level 4, Jakarta

It is a free event, RSVP is required as slots will be limited.

Register to attend here

Featured Image Credit: Founder Institute

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