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Founder Institute Launches Programme for Levant Entrepreneurs

The Silicon-Valley based program will offer early-stage founders in the Levant access to the institute’s world-renowned structure and network, offering mentor support to help grow their businesses.

The world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, the Founder Institute, has launched the latest program in the Levant Region with a focus on entrepreneurs from Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon. The Silicon-Valley based program will offer early-stage founders in the Levant access to the institute’s world-renowned structure and network, offering mentor support to help grow their businesses. The Levant program is led by a handful of the region's most prominent startup leaders: Maher Santarissy (CEO, Moment Venture Consulting), and Mohammad Santarissy (CEO, RelativelyFund). Along with these startup leaders, the program will see participation from some of the region’s leading investors, entrepreneurs and CEOs. 

“The region is ripe with talent, we believe that startups are key drivers to economic growth and innovation, the Founder Institute can increase an aspiring tech entrepreneur's chance for success by providing a structured programme, the necessary skills, mindset and access to Silicon Valley and global expertise.”

Founder Institute offers entrepreneurs with businesses with high-growth potential an extensive support network as well as a structured growth process necessary to gain traction and funding. Since 2009, the institute has aided more than 5000 alumni and secured over USD 950 million in funding. The institute aims to "Globalise Silicon Valley" and cultivate sustainable startup ecosystems that will generate one million new jobs globally.

Apply to the 2021 Virtual Summer Program at fi.co/apply/Levant, those that apply by the Early Application Deadline (2020-08-08) are eligible for reduced pricing.