Founder Institute to host free startup webinars with leading investors and entrepreneurs

By Sebastian Castro April 6, 2020

Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, has announced it’s releasing a series of free startup webinars for entrepreneurs around the world.

The webinars, to be at hosted at, will provide direct access to leading investors, founders, and mentors from around the globe.

The startup accelerator today has an extensive library of videos from thought leaders via its programs. Aspiring founders can browse hours of content covering topics such as fundraising, product development, and user testing.

Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi

Founder Institute was founded in 2009 originally as, before pivoting to become an accelerator for entrepreneurs.

At the organization CEO Adeo Ressi and his colleagues train people to become entrepreneurs in a three-month course. He says that many people who come through the program don’t have the DNA to succeed.

“Can I override their genetic makeup to make them an entrepreneur?” he asked in an earlier talk he’d given. As it turns out, he can.

According to Ressi, every person is both predictable and adaptable in the context of what’s been coined the five personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.

Today Founder Institute is in 65 countries across 180 cities. By this year 1/3 of its alumni are expected to create products in line with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.