Pillsbury is excited to sponsor and host the Founder Institute NYC. Participating Founders receive the highest quality, startup-optimized basic legal services for a fixed fee (full details upon admission) from Pillsbury's top-performing startup corporate legal team. 

#2 Founder Institute Working Session

Fall 2010 San Diego & Orange County Semester

Each Founder will give their 3 minute pitch followed by 2 minutes of mentor questions & feedback. The founder will be evaluated by the mentors on their pitch, idea & business name. Each founder will receive an average score for idea, pitch & name that is an average of all mentors scores .


2010-11-10, 06:00 PM


Joe Bezdek
Joe Bezdek - Co-founder, DivX (Silicon Valley FI) , DivX, Inc.

Joe Bezdek is a co-founder of DivX, Inc., the creator of the popular DivX video format and technology. While there, he filled a variety of roles in product management, marketing, and brand management, most recently as brand director. He left DivX in late 2007 to spend tim...

Scott Tilton
Co Founder & CEO,

Scott is the Co Founder and CEO of A born entrepreneur and athlete, Scott invested everything as a child and teen into his first passion…racing motocross. Shortly after college in 2001, his former life as an athlete interconnected with a natural business sense...

Gary Rayner
Founder & CEO, LifeProof

Gary Rayner is the Founder of LifeProof which is developing a series of waterproof and shockproof cases for smart phones and tablet PC's . Prior to founding treefrog, Gary founded DriveCam, an onboard vehicle video event recorder, and driver feedback system. He is als...

Cliff Boro
Managing Partner , The Team Group, LLC.

Cliff Boro began his career on Wall Street in 1987 in the hedge fund industry working as a full-time Wall Street trader during his senior year at Dwight School. His career began on Wall Street working in several capacities at Steinhardt Partners, Soros Fund Management and...

Ryan Alfred
Co-Founder & President, BrightScope

Co-Founder, President, and Head of Product Development at BrightScope, an independent quantitative 401k ratings firm. Ryan is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle and numerous industr...

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