Turn your startup idea into a reality

In this 12-week interactive course, you'll:

  1. Build an MVP
  2. Identify target customers and business model
  3. Onboard first users
  4. Test and iterate!
  5. Explore next steps, from company formation to fundraising

The top graduates will receive a $25,000 investment from Jason Calacanis

To date, we’ve invested $25k into 18 companies from Cohort 1 & Cohort 2

Upcoming Cohorts

3rd cohort → July 11, 2022 — In Progress 4th cohort → November 14th, 2022 — Applications Open 5th cohort → February 2023 6th cohort → June 2023

Founder.University 12-week format

Weekly Live Session

  • Attendance Required
  • 60-90 minutes a week (Monday)
    • Weekly presentations from industry experts
    • Review activities and learnings
    • Founder Q&A with the LAUNCH team

Weekly Check-in

  • Attendance encouraged
  • 30-60 minutes a week (Thursday)
    • Discuss learnings with the LAUNCH team & cohort members
    • Review activities and learnings
    • Network with other founders

Asynchronous Learning

  • Expect 5-10 hours of videos + reading each week
  • Additional hours spent on weekly activities that focus on building an MVP

Community

  • Collaborate with cohort members
  • Interaction with other founders in the portfolio
  • Knowledge sharing and live Q&A

Curriculum (1)

Tuition: $500*

*The $500 will be returned to you if you attend all live sessions and launch your MVP

In other words, Founder.University is FREE if you #DoTheWork!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Founder.University cost?
  • $500, after you are selected.
    • If you attended all live sessions and launch an MVP we will return the $500!
  • We simply want to ensure founders have skin in the game and are motivated to finish
Are there any prerequisites to attend Founder.University?
  • No.
  • Are you a hard-working, driven individual who is self-motivated with a passion to start a company? That is what we are looking for!
Can I apply if I don't have an idea for a product?
  • Yes!
  • We will briefly touch on ways to come up with an idea, but you will need to make a decision quickly as this course is hands-on and moves very FAST!
Can I apply if I have an idea but no product yet?
  • Yes!
  • That is the perfect time to apply — we want to help you launch!
  • You will spend several weeks building and iterating on a no-code MVP as a part of Founder.University.
Can I apply if I already have an MVP or product in market?
  • Congratulations!
  • Yes, you can still apply but you might be too far along for this course.
  • We'd still love to learn about what you're working on and possibly introduce you to our Accelerator and Remote Demo Day teams!
I have several customers and some recurring monthly revenue — can I apply?
  • Congratulations!
  • Yes, you can still apply but you might be too far along this course.
  • We'd still love to learn about what you're working on and possibly introduce you to our Accelerator and Remote Demo Day teams!

How many founders will be accepted? Who will they be?

  • Each cohort will have ~100-200 participants
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent a couple weeks prior to the kickoff of each cohort
  • If you are not accepted — please apply again for the next cohort!