’s Founder Institute open in Denver’s Founder Institute is a 4-month tech entrepreneur training program and they recently announced the opening of a new semester in Denver.

The Silicon Valley-based program aims to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Denver by creating a teamwork-oriented environment where equity is shared among all participants. Plus, sessions are held at night, so participants can continue their university work or day job.

The program is being guided by Denver native Dave Ladouceur, and they’ve already lined up some impressive mentors to help guide program participants through their company’s growth.

But how is the Founder Institute different from Y Combinator or Boulder’s very own TechStars?

According to Adeo Ressi, CEO of and the Founder Institute, The Founder Institute mines diamonds, whereas comparable programs make jewelry and they see themselves as complementary to local programs and entrepreneurial support groups.

Anyone starting a technology company or thinking to become an entrepreneur is invited to apply by February 28th here.