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Last Chance to Apply to the First-Ever Bangkok Founder Institute

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-11-30

Join us this Winter and launch a company with the Bangkok Founder Institute!

Sunday (2014-11-23) is the Final Application Deadline for the Winter 2013 Bangkok Founder Institute. If you or someone you know could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a technology startup in Bangkok, then click here to apply today.

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, aspiring founders are not required to quit their day job to participate, so they can begin building a business around their ideas without putting their livelihood at risk. 

The 4-month program will be meeting on Monday evenings from December 10 to March 26, and will be led by local leaders Benjamin Ranck (CTO, Jetabroad), Charle Charoenphan (MD, Hubba Co., Ltd.), and Krating Poonpol (Strategic Advisor to CMODTAC).

Helping our founders in Bangkok with critical feedback and guidance are;

  • A. Erhat Nalbant: Cofounder, Founder Institute Istanbul, Sabanci University SUCool Accelerator
  • Ali Karabey: Managing Director, 212ltd Venture Capital Fund
  • Andaç Türkmen: Technical Co-founder,
  • Ari Bencuya: Startup Consultant and Web Analytics Enthusiast
  • Atıl Erken: General Partner, Collective Spark
  • Aycan Avci: CEO, Aya Consulting
  • Basak Taspinar Degim: Founder & CEO,
  • Burak Yaman: Cofounder, Yalın Girişim Atölyesi & Venturro
  • Çağdaş Berksan: CEO,
  • Cahit Güvensoy: CEO,
  • Cem Sertoglu: Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital
  • Ekim Kaya: CEO & Cofounder, Botego
  • Elbruz Yilmaz: Investment Manager, 3TS Capital Partners
  • Emrah Yalaz: Cofounder, Surfio
  • Erdem Ovacik: Cofounder, Donkey Republic
  • Eren Bali: Chairman & Co-founder, Udemy
  • Ertan Atay: CEO, LojiPlatform
  • Kutlu Kazanci: Director, Founder Institute Istanbul, Sabanci University SUCool Accelerator
  • Mehmet Yitmen: Managing Partner, ACM Software
  • Mehmet Metin Okur: CEO, Sefamerve
  • Melih Odemis: Co-Founder,
  • Mert Yılmaz: Mert Yılmaz - CMO, (Istanbul FI),
  • Niels Van Der Linden: Niels Van Der Linden - (Istanbul FI)
  • Ramazan Çavuşoğlu
  • Sahin Boydas: Sahin Boydas - CEO, MovieLaLa (Istanbul FI), MovieLaLa
  • Selçuk Atlı: Founder and CEO, Stealth
  • Serkan Ünsal: CEO,
  • Simla Ozbay
  • Suat Eker: CEO, Eteration AS
  • Suat Gücel: Founder,

In only 6.5 years of operation, over 1,650 graduate companies across 100 cities have used the Founder Institute to validate their idea, develop their plans, refine their product, build an advisory board, prepare for seed funding, and more.

We hope you will join us in Bangkok and launch a company in 2013.


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