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Founder Institute may open accelerator in Tampa

The Founder Institute (www.fi.co), the Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator with over 650 graduate companies from five continents, said Tuesday that it is exploring a chapter launch in Tampa. Through the Founder Institute’s part-time four-month program, existing and prospective founders can launch a company a company while not being required to quit their day job. Those wanting to learn more can fill out an interest form at http://fi.co/apply/tampa by Jan. 27, or attend a free upcoming Founder Institute event at CoWorkTampa (Garcia & Vega Cigar Factory, 3104 North Armenia Ave, Suite 2, Tampa): An informational session on Tuesday Jan. 15 at 6:30 (http://fi.co/e/2351) or a Startup Ideation Bootcamp on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6:30pm (http://fi.co/e/2350)

“Our research shows that Florida is a promising emerging market for new tech companies,” says Adeo Ressi, founder and CEO of the Founder Institute.