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Founded in 2009 by Adeo Ressi (a serial American entrepreneur), the Founder Institute is an accelerator program that gives start-ups the opportunity to grow thanks to the training and funding that accompanies them.
It is also a business creation organization that intends to carry out new entrepreneur projects by ensuring them a certain sustainability.


Within the framework of its establishment in Ivory Coast, Founder Institute through its two co-founders that are Jean-Patrick Ehouman and Romaric N’Dri, organized a press conference on Friday December 17, within the precincts of the ‘AIBS in cocody-Abidjan.

This conference was held in order to present the said institute and the various advantages it offers to project leaders, namely:

– Benefit from the experience and advice of experienced business creators.

-Enjoy a stimulating, creative and ambitious environment.

-Take advantage of help and advice in approaching investors and in fundraising.

-Access the entire Founder Institute network and the international network of business leaders.

-Find a practical and concrete approach to identify and resolve the difficulties related to the implementation of their ideas.

-Create strong solidarity with other project leaders facing the same problems.


After Johannesburg, Lagos and Tunis, Abidjan is the fourth city in Africa which will welcome in February 2016 the first return to school with a 4-month cycle.

Following this training, two special sessions will take place at the end of the semester to present the project leaders to investors who will assess them on form and content.

Finally, fundraising will be done in the Founder Institute network, which includes more than 4,000 mentors and more than a hundred investors.


In terms of figures at the global level, Founder institute is established in 110 big cities for 1850 start-ups created with a success rate of 85%. In Côte d’Ivoire, 33 projects were accepted out of 66 applicants. You will understand here that rigor is required. In addition, the tests offered are recognized by Forbes, News York Times, Business Insider, etc.


The Founder Institute program can fit all, as long as you pass the contractor’s DNA test, which will give you access to all the other steps.


You are a start-up, you speak English, you have a business idea in the technological field and you want to materialize it?

Founder Institute offers to support you before, during and after the funding it gives you, after coaching you so that your business does not disappear soon after being born.


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