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Harold de Vries


Rotterdam, the Netherlands - 8 March 2023 - After months of hard work and completing the rigorous Silicon Valley curriculum, today is the day that officially graduates from the Founder Institute BENELUX Fall 2022-2023 class.

Together with other startups, followed the highly demanding curriculum designed to help the founders get the best out of themselves. This curriculum includes frequent pitches focused on the business, its business model and go-to-market strategy, addressable market and of course the founder(s). Throughout the curriculum only the best and strongest startups and founders are selected to progress to the next stage.

The ultimate goal of graduation is to attract mentorship and investment for the startup to fulfil its potential and help fuel growth. Through graduation, has achieved this goal, which allows us to accelerate its growth in 2023 and beyond.

“Graduation from the Founders Institute is a major achievement for us,” according to Felix Nagy, CEO and Co-founder of “It’s been a tough challenge with demanding deadlines, but is a solid startup with revenue and customers and that is why I have been confident that we’d be able to graduate. Feedback throughout the curriculum was highly positive and supportive for us, so hopefully we’ll be able to secure investment with our graduation.”

Harold de Vries, CMO and Co-founder adds, “Felix has done great work for the business, it has been very challenging and rightly so. Any investor in the business wants to see a return on their investment. We’ll be working closely with the mentors of the Founders Institute and invest smartly into demand generation, marketing and business development. We are highly ambitious and having the Founders Institute in our corner accelerate our learning and growth curve.”


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About Founders Institute

The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,500 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 95 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.
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