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Founder Institute NY graduates 13th class through premier startup accelerator program

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The Founder Institute adds eight startups to its 13th class of graduates through its premier startup accelerator program in New York.

The companies graduating from the 13th batch of Founder Institute (FI) New York span across multiple industries such as FinTech, diamond trading, fashion, e-sports, Artificial Intelligence, social, real estate tech, and more.

Many of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, and to raise funding.

With the mission to “Globalize Silicon Valley,” the Founder Institute launched in New York City in 2009 and has helped entrepreneurs launch over 140 promising companies — “many of whom are some of the world’s fastest growing startups,” according to FI.

Read More: Founder Institute entrepreneur DNA decoded

One of the ways to measure an accelerator’s success is to analyze what benefits its graduates earn after graduation. This can come in the form of great networking and mentorship, funding, job creation, and whether or not that graduate company is still in existence.

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To date, the Founder Institute has graduated over 2,000 startups with 72% still in operation globally.

The latest graduates from the New York program include:

Access Square – Improving investor access to the management of public companies.

BucketCheck – Create and accomplish your bucket list with your friends.

Diamond Hedge – The first price comparison with over $5 Billion dollars of diamonds to choose from.

GameBase – Developing localized mobile e-sports games.

Klothe – Connecting consumers with new and independent fashion brands.

LocaHolic – Artificial intelligence to make sharing great restaurants easy.

Minque – Connecting curious minds with educated answers.

ViaHome – Platform connecting investors with sponsors of affordable housing developments.

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Tim Hinchliffe
Tim Hinchliffe is the editor of The Sociable. His passions include writing about how technology impacts society and the parallels between Artificial Intelligence and Mythology. Previously, he was a reporter for the Ghanaian Chronicle in West Africa and an editor at Colombia Reports in South America. tim@sociable.co