Accelerating Growth

Designed to bring the best and brightest through our doors, our accelerator programming partnerships ignite global growth through funding, immersion and education.

Commence Mint and IgniteHQ

Commence Mint is a venture development firm for early stage startups, helping them to go-to market, grow, scale and raise funds. Commence Mint helps entrepreneurs improve their odds of success through the program and a unique funding model. The foundation of the Commence Mint accelerator is based on three C’s: coaching, capital and compass. This means creating an eco-system rich in investor networks, industry experts, mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs to build impactful businesses. Commence Mint funds the venture with a pre-seed investment of up to $150,000 with the opportunity for the top performing startups to secure additional funding.

Commence Mint also offers a two week immersion program for US based companies interested in exploring the Indian market. India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with a massive consumer base and the country is ripe for product testing, new market entry and tech talent. If accepted into the India Immersion Program, U.S. startups will attain access to an esteemed network of mentors and advisors, attend master classes, pitch to stakeholders and gain access to a vast pool of tech talent.


The Founder Institute is the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Through a challenging curriculum and strong post-program support, we provide aspiring entrepreneurs with structure, mentorship, and a network to start an enduring company.

The Founder Institute curriculum provides early-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs with a practical, step-by-step road map to building an enduring business. This 14 week program offers weekly sessions conducted by mentors where companies receive training and feedback on a specific topic. They then build their business for the rest of the week through a series of practical and challenging assignments, office hours, and group meetings.

Graduates of the program receive a lifetime of support that far exceeds any comparable program; including access to the #FIWorldwide Network of 2,700+ startups and 9,900+ CEO Mentors, investment support, invitations to exclusive FI events like FounderX, over $2M in partner discounts, and several post-Graduate support programs. For more information, please click here.