ACS sponsors the Sydney Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. If you're looking at kick starting your business, consider joining the next intake that begins in August. ACS members who apply by the 16 August final admissions deadline have the opportunity to be in the running for the ACS Founder Scholarship. The ACS also sponsors the Female Founder Scholarship.
Founder Institute founders typically have been investigating their idea for some time, but have not formally launched their business. Founders work on building their business through the 14 week program, coached by a mentor network of successful startup CEOs, working around 25-hours per week on their startup, while they keep their day jobs. Founder success in the program happens two ways:
- Founders build their dream company and launch with strong skills; or
- They realise they aren't cut out to be startup founders, fast!
Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 100 cities, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,500 companies in 5 years. Its mission is to "Globalise Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.
For more information visit the Founder Institute website. ACS members who apply through this link will have the $50 application fee waived.
Sydney Founder Night Out
Thursday 6 August at 6pm
If you have a startup idea or idea-stage company and you are interested in the Founder Institute program, then join us for the Founder Night Out. Meet fellow peers that are applying to the program or already enrolled, as well as the program Directors and Mentors. Socialise over drinks with other entrepreneurs at the same stage of development. Meet potential Co-Founders. Meet potential partners. Most of all, have fun!
Register at: http://fi.co/courses/54381