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
Co-founder, DivX, Inc.

Joe is the owner of Bez Brand, a brand strategy firm that provides brand and creative direction to companies and teams starting new things. Prior to starting Bez Brand, he was the co-founder of DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIVX), where he filled a variety of roles in product manag...

Scott Tilton
Co Founder & CEO, Hookit.com

Scott is the Co Founder and CEO of Hookit.com. 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 is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of the Team Group. Previously, Cliff served for six years as the Co-Founder and CEO of Zui.com until its sale to Saban Capital. For his work at Zui, Cliff was named a White House Champion of Change. Prior to Zui.com, Cliff w...

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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