Founder Institute Luxembourg City (FI.co), the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed accelerator, has announced that its 2020 programme will take place 100% online, allowing anyone across Benelux to participate in the programme from the comfort of their home.
Any aspiring entrepreneur or team interested in building a company with some of Luxembourg City's top startup mentors is invited to apply to the Luxembourg Virtual Fall 2020 Founder Institute at https://fi.co/join or attend a free online startup event at http://fi.co/events/luxembourg_city.
“If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that travelling somewhere to meet in person is not as important as we thought,” says Adeo Ressi, CEO of the Founder Institute. “Making our 2020 programmes online not only makes the program safer, it also allows us to help entrepreneurs in new regions where we’ve never had a physical presence. No matter where you are located in Benelux, you can now work with our amazing team and mentors in Luxembourg City to build a future-proof business”.
In the Founder Institute Luxembourg Virtual Fall 2020 programme, entrepreneurs can follow a structured and focussed process to get to traction and funding, with constant input and feedback from seasoned entrepreneurs and investors every step of the way. To help as many entrepreneurs as possible in Benelux, the Founder Institute has also reduced the course fee, released internal technology for founders to book Virtual Office Hours with mentors in the FI Network and created weekly AMAs (“Ask Me Anything”) events for enrolled founders with the Silicon Valley Founder Institute Headquarters Team.
“This is the best time in history to build a digital business,” commented Jonathan Greechan, Co-Founder of the Founder Institute. “When customer needs change quickly, as they are now, entrepreneurs are uniquely equipped to move fast and build new solutions while the big companies reorganize and narrow their focus. This is why many of the companies that defined the last decade in startups, such as Airbnb, Uber, Cloudflare, Udemy, Square and Venmo, were formed during the last economic downturn. The companies being formed and getting their initial traction now will be the ones that define the 2020s in tech”.