This week, the Founder Institute, the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator, is excited to announce the formation of the Founder Institute Wisconsin chapter ( of Founder Institute in partnership with Tech-Prize ( located in Racine, WI. Founder Institute Wisconsin will work with Entrepreneurs throughout the region, the United States, and internationally.

The Founder Institute is designed for founders and teams all throughout the pre-seed stage, including aspiring founders with a full-time jobs, solo founders, teams, and founders of established companies that are pre-funding. The Founder Institute’s mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

Tech-Prize is an annual competition seeking great ideas to integrate into our incubator funding and growth process preparing them to be ready to pitch for investors at our annual Idea and Pitch Competitions. Last year Tech-Prize awarded over $80,000 in scholarships and cash to local and global participants. More than an incubator and idea aggregator, Tech-Prize involve all participants in our mentorship and success process, meeting them wherever they’re at in their professional journey. We work on providing the secret sauce to success, the things they don’t teach you in the classroom.

Apply to the Fall 2022 Founder Institute Wisconsin cohort today, or learn more at