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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 (2015-10-07) 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
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Ahmad Baseer Baheer: Cofounder/ VP, TechNation
  • Ahmad Fahim Didar: Founder and CEO, Aghaez Business Consulting
  • Ali Karabey: Managing Director, 212ltd Venture Capital Fund
  • Asiyah Sharifi: Partner, Afghanistan Legal Services
  • Chris Mehrabi: Venture Partner, Blue Tiger Ventures
  • David Fox: CEO / Founder, Afghanistan Monitoring & Research
  • Dirk Hanekom: Partner, Rosenstock Legal Services
  • Eileen Guo: Founder, Impassion Afghanistan
  • Emal Dusst: Director, Strategy & Business Development, Saint-Gobain
  • Evanna Hu: CEO and Co-Founder, g.Maarifa
  • Farhad Timuri: Managing Director, Infrontier LTD
  • Farshid Ghyasi: Founder & CEO, Netlinks
  • Hanan Khader: CEO,
  • Haroon Mokhtarzada: Founder & CEO,
  • Jeffrey Paine: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
  • Jes Kaliebe Petersen: Jes Kaliebe Petersen - Co-Founder, Paywast (Kabul FI), Paywast
  • Karim Khoja: Karim Khoja - CEO, Roshan (Kabul FI), Roshan
  • Mohammad Gul Khulmi: CEO, WASEL Telecom
  • Naveen Lakkur: Co-Founder, Values Centred Innovation Enablement Services
  • Omar Mansoor Ansari: President , TechNation
  • Qadir Ulfat: Partner in Charge and Senior Associate, Schema Legal Services
  • Roia Shefayee: Roia Shefayee - Principal & Founder, Wellspring Advisers, P.C. (Kabul FI) , Wellspring Advisers, P.C.
  • Sajad Ghanizada: Sajad Ghanizada - Growth Engineer, EventStir (Kabul FI)
  • Sanzar Kakar: Sanzar Kakar - Chairman, Afghanistan Holding Group (Kabul FI) , Afghanistan Holding Group
  • Srikanth Acharya: CEO,
  • Syed Shujauddin: Co-Founder & Director Operations, Koan Digital Solutions Pvt. Ltd
  • Walid Tamim: President, Aria TV-Exclusive channel for Children and Teenagers in Afghanistan
  • Wazhma Frogh: Founder & President , Research Institute for Women Peace & Security-Afghanistan
  • Yousef Mehrabi: Investment Manager, InFrontier
  • Zakia Wardak: President, Z Plus Group

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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