Founder Institute and The Entrelliance Foundation New Partnership

Silicon Valley, CA and Bozeman, MT – 1 March, 2024

Founder Institute, the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups and startups into global businesses, announced today a new partnership with The Entrelliance Foundation, a global non-profit organization, to bring additional training and mentorship support to FI’s 7,000+ portfolio companies across 100 countries. The focus of the collaboration will be to bring more valuable commercial experience into the boardrooms of early-stage companies and to provide founders a clear path to develop the leadership skills they need to attract, motivate, and retain top talent.

The program consists of 10 weekly modules, each of which includes self-guided training and live founder/mentor group discussions. It kicks off in early March and is available for free to all FI Alumni who have raised capital and are operating their companies.

Since 2009, FI has graduated more than 7000 entrepreneurs from its accelerator programs held in 200 cities worldwide and seen them raise over $1.75B in investor capital. As these companies hire teams and get into the markets, they often encounter challenges the founders have no prior experience overcoming.

“We’ve developed a proven system and a powerful global network to help founders go from the concept stage to become real companies” said Jonathan Greechan, CEO of Founder Institute. “The vast majority of our graduates go on to raise capital and get accepted into other accelerator programs like Techstars, Y-Combinator, or 500 Startups. Even after they launch, they often need a bit more help and coaching once they get in-market. We’re delighted to partner with Entrelliance to bring them more effective mentorship and skill-development as a new part of commitment to helping our founders grow and realize their dreams.”

The Entrelliance Foundation opened in 2023 as a global laboratory developing more effective ways of bringing human capital to startup founders to help guide them past obstacles and increase the likelihood that they succeed and go on to create quality jobs and become leaders in their communities.

“Entrelliance exists to help founders increase the odds of long-term commercial success” said Pat LaPointe, Chairman of The Entrelliance Foundation. “Organizations like FI do such terrific work getting companies financed and launched. Our role as a non-profit is to study the things that often cause these companies to later stall in-market and find practical ways to inject more human capital through effective mentorship, stronger boards, and leadership skill training for startup CEOs. Not only does this help more big ideas live to become reality, but helps ensure the benefits of billions of dollars invested in these companies flow through to communities around the world economically and socially.”

For more information, contact:
Pat LaPointe, Chairman, The Entrelliance Foundation at