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Founder Institute Testing Demand For New York Winter 2013 Semester

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-11-15

The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Startup Accelerator, is currently testing demand to run a New York Semester for the Winter of 2013. 

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. If you are interested in launching a company this Winter in New York, then fill out an Interest Form today.

The Founder Institute is a comprehensive, 4-month entrepreneur training and startup launch program. Without being required to quit their day jobs, promising startup entrepreneurs can “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. The Institute has helped launch over 1,650 new companies across 100 and six continents, and has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and more.

The Institute will be hosting a number of free events in New York for people to meet local entrepreneurs and learn more about the program.

Leading the Founder Institute's efforts in New York are two leaders of the local startup scene; Gabe Zichermann and Justin Sherratt. Other local entrepreneurs who have committed to mentoring new entrepreneurs in the program include;

  • Aaron Price: cofounder,
  • Adam Besvinick: Venture Capitalist, Deep Fork Capital
  • Albert Balcells: SVP Software Engineering, Next Jump
  • Alberto Escarlate: CEO , FileChat
  • Aleksandar Vukasinovic: CEO, Emozia
  • Alexandra Wilson: Founder and Chief Merchandising Officer, Gilt Groupe
  • Andres Blank: COO & Co-Founder, Pixable
  • Andrew Lee: CEO, Esper
  • Andrew Beinbrink: CEO, SportsForce
  • Andrew Weinreich: CEO, MeetMoi
  • Asoka Veeravagu: Vice President, New Business Development , Jarden Consumer Solutions
  • Avi Yashchin: Interim CEO, NYC Data Science Academy
  • Beatriz Helena Ramos: Founder , DancingDiablo,
  • Bob Rosin: Bob Rosin - VP Business Development, LinkedIn (San Francisco FI) , LinkedIn
  • Brian Elliot: Founder, Friendfactor
  • Brian M Pasalich: Vice President, MassMutual Financial Group-New Jersey|NYC
  • Bryan Janeczko: Chief Executive Officer, The Fresh Diet
  • Charlie Kim: Founder & CEO, Next Jump
  • Charlie O'donnell: EIR, First Round
  • Chris Young: Managing Director, Revel Partners
  • Cory Crosland: President, Croscon
  • Craig Kanarick: CEO , Mouth Foods
  • Dan Seidman: Founder / CEO, Promotional Communications LLC
  • Darren Herman: Chief Digital Media Officer, kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners
  • David Beatty: Managing Director, Golden Seeds
  • David Teten: Partner, ff Venture Capital
  • David S. Rose: CEO, Gust
  • Dean Soukeras: Founder, HomeSwipe
  • Eoin Townsend: Chief Product Officer, Collective
  • Eric Duffy: CEO, Pathgather
  • Eric Kuhn: Founder & CEO, FoundersCard
  • Erick Schonfeld: Co-Editor, TechCrunch
  • Gabe Zichermann: Author, Speaker, Advisor, Gamification Co
  • Geoffrey Lewis: Principal, Founders Fund
  • Graham Lawlor: Founder, Ultra Light Startups
  • Hans Kullberg: Founder & CEO, EconoCast
  • James Gatto: Social Media and Games Team Leader, Sheppard Mullin
  • Jason Shuman: Venture Capitalist, Corigin Ventures
  • Jason Saltzman: CEO & Co-founder, AlleyNYC
  • Jeff Stewart: Founder & CEO, Lenddo
  • Jeff Wald: Founder and President, Work Market
  • Jerome Fitz Gibbons: Co-Founder, Collective and Zapp360
  • Jim Sherman: Founder, Chairman & CEO, ShermansTravel Media, LLC
  • Jim Spare: CEO, Canesta (acq: MSFT)
  • John Federico: CEO, EventHero
  • Jonathan Hirschman: CEO, PCB:NG
  • Jonathan Hakakian: Managing Director, SoundBoard Angel Fund
  • Jordan Goldman: Founder/CEO, Unigo
  • Jorge Torres: Managing Director, VenSeed
  • Jose Melendez: CEO, Spectral MD
  • Joseph Jaffe: Founder & CEO, Evol8tion, LLC
  • Joseph Daniels: Partner, Corporate and Capital Markets Groups, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Justin Sherratt: Founder, Sortbox
  • Justin Dombrowski: Founder/Principal, Historiocity Tech
  • Kalyan Jakka: Software Engineering Manager, Next Jump
  • Katie Bluhm: Director of Investor Relations, ff Venture Capital
  • Kevin Siskar: Founder & CEO, Brinkway Media
  • Lisa Morales-Hellebo: Founder, LMH Consulting
  • Marcos Polanco, Clearshore
  • Matt Mandell: Principal, Mandell Enterprises
  • Matthew Bromberg: Group GM, Electronic Arts
  • Max Haot: CEO, LiveStream
  • Meghan Messenger: Co-Founder, Next Jump
  • Michael Solomon: Co-Founder, 10x Management
  • Michael Serotte: Founding Partner, Unshackled Fund
  • Michael Chad Hoeppner: CEO, GK Training & Communications
  • Michał Sadowski: CEO, Brand24
  • Nick Baily: Founder, CEO / Principal, Reelgrid Media, Complex Ventures
  • Paul Grossinger: Member, New York Angels
  • Paul Polizzotto: President and Founder, CBS EcoMedia
  • Pavel Asanov: CEO, Play Fitness
  • Peter Stern: Entrprenuer & Early Stage Investor, Zenbe, Datek Online
  • Ramphis Castro: Kauffman Fellow, Society of Kauffman Fellows
  • Rob Principe: Founder & CEO, Scratch Music Group, Inc.
  • Robert Clauser: COO, Unigo
  • Ryan Armbrust: Founder & Organizer, Brooklyn Venture Community
  • Sam Yagan: CEO, OkCupid
  • Scott Pollack: Head of Business Development, SumAll
  • Scott Heiferman: CEO, Meetup
  • Sean Flaherty: EVP Strategy, ITX Corporation
  • Sean Cross: Founder, CEO & Managing Partner, Silicon Alley Advisers
  • Sergio A. Escobar: Director, Montreal Chapter, Founder Institute
  • Shahab Kaviani: Co-Founder, CoFoundersLab
  • Shawn Fagan: Coach, GK Training and Communications
  • Shawn J. Ward: Chief Operations & Marketing Officer, Ward & Fifth Consulting; Shane+Shawn
  • Steven Haines: Founder and President, Sequent Learning Networks
  • Tereza Nemessanyi: EIR and Chief Troublemaker, Microsoft Startups
  • Terry Young: Founder and CEO, Sparks & Honey
  • Thatcher Bell: Managing Partner, CoVenture
  • Tim Ettus: Director of Operations, Sparks & Honey.
  • Tom Fuller: CIO, Next Jump
  • Veronica Guzman: Founder | Innovation Catalyst, WAM Ventures
  • Vince Scafaria: CEO, DotAlign


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