Spiegel Sohmer
Spiegel Sohmer is a firm of attorneys offering state-of-the-art expertise to a diversified business clientele seeking solutions that are innovative, concrete, and pragmatic. Our firm groups some forty five attorneys who concentrate principally within three broad specialties: business law (including Intellectual Property), tax law and litigation. Spiegel Sohmer has extensive experience representing companies at all stages of their life cycle, from start up through to exit, and also represents a wide array of investors: www.spiegelsohmer.com

Richter
Richter is, above all, a financial consulting services firm offering strategic support and has been a recognized member of the business community since 1926. Richter entire team consists of more than 450 partners, experts, high-level professionals and administrative employees. Because of this collective expertise, our firm has an unrivalled reputation and has earned the respect of the business community: www.richter.ca

Futurpreneur
Futurpreneur Canada is the only national, non-profit organization to provide financing, mentoring, and support tools for every business stage to aspiring business owners and startup founders: www.futurpreneur.ca

La Gare
La Gare is a collaborative workspace. A place to work, connect and learn in the heart of the Mile End. It is a rallying point for the community. It is a welcoming and collaborative workspace for entrepreneurs, designers, artists, freelancers, social entrepreneurs, small teams and entrepreneurially-minded employees. It also offers close proximity to a dense network of clients, suppliers, partners and collaborators.

Gary Gaessler Selected as a Top Startup Mentor of 2012

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-06-26

Founder Institute Mentors provide the support, feedback, and guidance that helped our early-stage founders launch over 800 businesses since the Institute was founded in 2009. When a founder is in need they come to the rescue... sort of like Startup Superheroes

While all of our 2500+ Mentors help our companies, among these great individuals, there are some that stand out. Earlier this year, we announced the nominees for the 2012 Mentor Awards, which will take place at the 14th Founder Showcase event, on Wednesday, July 17th in Silicon Valley.

Today, we are excited to announce our second winner, for the the "Most Supportive Mentor" Award:

 

          

 

Gary Gaessler is the VP Sales & Marketing at Cloud Elements, a platform that reduces the time and costs to develop and run Cloud Applications. Previously, he was the VP Sales of StreamStep, which was acquired by BMC Software in 2011. He is also the Co-founder of VoipReview-  the world's largest site for VoIP reviews, which was acquired in 2008. In addition to his expertise in marketing and sales, Gary is a leader in the Denver startup scene, helping entrepreneurs of all kinds launch companies in Colorado and beyond.

Gary is one of our most involved mentors, and has recently stepped up and taken a position as a co-director of the Denver Founder Institute. In addition, he has helped mentor new founders across several Founder Institute chapters, consistently gaining incredibly high ratings for his training sessions, feedback, and advisement.  Congratulations Gary!

The 2012 Startup Mentor Awards will be handed out at the Founder Showcase event, on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013. In addition to the award ceremony, the event will feature a series of early-stage startup workshops, led by Phil Libin (CEO of Evernote), Nir Eyal, and more, as well as a pitch competition between six promising companies. We hope you will join us!

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