Founder University Cohort 5 Companies Accepted into Top Accelerators

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Founder University is a 12-week program for builder founders to launch an MVP and land their first customers. 215 startups participated in Cohort 5.

During the 12-weeks, companies learned how to pitch investors and the best practices for applying to top accelerators.

Cohort 5 Startups have already been accepted into the following Accelerators

  • LAUNCH Accelerator
  • PearX Accelerator
  • a16z speedrun
  • AI Forge Accelerator
  • Techstars

Cohort 6 begins on August 11th. Founder University is a pre-accelerator program meant for builder founders to create or iterate on their MVP and land their first customers. The program is remote, with an optional in-person kickoff in San Francisco with Jason and the LAUNCH team.

To apply, visit

Kelly is a Principal at LAUNCH, an investment firm founded by angel investor Jason Calacanis. She spends her time supporting founders. She co-hosts Founder University’s 12-week program and Founder University Podcast. Prior to LAUNCH, Kelly was VP of Operations at, and helped grow revenue from <$1M to $4M+ in 3 years. She's spent over 10 years in early-stage startups, as a founder and early employee focusing on growth and operations.