Global Founder Institute opens 2 S. Fla. chapters

The Founder Institute announced this week that it is launching two chapters in South Florida: the Miami Founder Institute and the Fort Lauderdale-Boca Raton Founder Institute.

Through the Founder Institute’s four-month entrepreneur training and startup launch program, entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company with training, expert feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs, the Institute said. The program is part time, so full-time professionals can test and build their ideas before making the leap from employee to entrepreneur and quitting their day jobs. If accepted into the program participants will pay $1,000, plus a 3.5 percent equity share that is shared by mentors and participants in the program, according to

Applications are open: or The deadline is Nov. 22.

Nancy Dahlberg