Startup Our Veterans Fellowship


The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Startup Accelerator, is happy to announce the "Startup our Veterans Fellowship" - a program designed to foster entrepreneurship in the military community, and help veterans create jobs.

Through "Startup our Veterans", veterans and service members not only can apply to the Founder Institute for free ($50 value), but the best, qualified applicant to the Los Angeles Summer 2015 program will also receive a Fellowship to participate in the world-renowned company-building program free of a course fee ($900 value).

Any veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company is eligible for the fellowship - including employed or unemployed candidates, those with or without ideas, and those with technical or business skills. In order to be considered, interested candidates must apply and complete their Admissions Test by Sunday, May 19th at

"Even though our veterans possess the work ethic, high character, and strong leadership skills needed to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies, they increasingly find themselves unemployed. We created ‘Startup our Veterans' to encourage veterans to consider entrepreneurship, and creating a job, as an option."

 Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute.

APPLY for the Fellowship

The Founder Institute is a 4-month, part-time accelerator program, where aspiring company founders can receive expert training, feedback and support to launch a technology company - without quitting their day job. To date, several military veterans around the globe have participated in the program, such as Chris Holloway, a Graduate of the San Diego Founder Institute. A Naval Academy alum and combat-experienced fighter pilot, Chris used the Founder Institute program to launch FatPencil, a online logbook for pilots. He is now working on an orientation and position sensor tracking hardware project at, and hopes that veterans will launch the next generation of companies that will change the world.

If you would like to be considered for the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship, you must apply and complete your Admissions Test by Sunday, May 19th at All applicants will be invited to take the Predictive Admissions Test for free ($50 value), and the Founder Institute will select the best, qualified applicant to the Los Angeles Founder Institute no later than Wednesday, May 22nd. The recipient will be recognized as someone with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.

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