Premier Sponsor

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 

Gold Sponsor

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.

National Bank helps home-grown businesses expand by offering them personalized service and banking solutions adapted to their needs. We strive to develop integrated, diversified and innovative business solutions that will meet the needs of your business at every phase of its existence. We offer a full range of financial services to individual clients, SMEs and large companies. Whatever your sector of activity, our team of experts will be able to advise you and assist you with every stage of your business growth. www.bnc.ca

Silver Sponsors

Futurpreneur Canada

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

Kruger

Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibres, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. Kruger operates facilities in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and the United States. (www.kruger.com

 


 

Community Partners

NACO Canada

The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) accelerates a thriving, early-stage investing ecosystem in Canada by connecting individuals, groups, and other partners that support Angel-stage investing. NACO provides intelligence, tools and resources for its members; facilitates key connections across networks, borders and industries; and helps to inform policy affecting the Angel asset-class.

Anges Quebec

Anges Québec’s mission is to help its angel investors make profitable investments in innovative companies in a wide range of industries and in all regions of Quebec. To this end, Anges Québec identifies the best entrepreneurs and business projects and supports the Anges Québec members who finance them.

RJCCQ

Le RJCCQ soutient un réseau de jeunes chambres de commerce et d’ailes jeunesse à travers le Québec, représentant plus de 8 000 jeunes professionnels, cadres, travailleurs autonomes et entrepreneurs âgés de 18 à 40 ans.

JCCM

La Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM) est un regroupement de près de 1 600 jeunes cadres, professionnels, entrepreneurs et travailleurs autonomes âgés de 18 à 40 ans, ce qui en fait un des plus grands réseaux de jeunes gens d’affaires au monde.

Hacking Health

Hacking Health is designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems.

NM

Noticias Montreal is a Spanish-language media based in Montreal and founded by a group of immigrant journalists. Its main goal is to provide the latest news, information and features about Montreal, Quebec, Canada. NM wants to offer a helping hand in the immigration and integration process of the numerous newcomers as well as promoting the Spanish language.

La Gare

La Gare is a collaborative workspace. A place to work, connect and learn in the heart of the Mile End.

 

Jason Calacanis and Mark Pincus Added to Growing List of Top Mentors for Silicon Valley

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-03-07

The Founder Institute, the world’s largest startup accelerator, is proud to announce the additions of many high-profile mentors to the Spring semester in Silicon Valley, including Jason Calacanis and Mark Pincus. They join the previously confirmed lineup that included Phil Libin, Bram Cohen, and Aaron Patzer.

The goal of this very special semester is to build the next billion dollar company and will be headlined by Adeo Ressi, the Founder and CEO of the Founder Institute.

This exclusive semester is guaranteed to fill up, so if you could benefit from expert training and advice directly from top entrepreneurs to launch a technology startup, apply today

In addition to those listed above, the team consists of many of the most seasoned and highly-regarded mentors that the Founder Institute has ever worked with, all of whom come directly from some of the most successful startups in the world. They include;

    • Aaron Patzer: Founder and CEO, Mint.com
    • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
    • Alejandro Rivas Micoud: CEO, Userlytics Corporation
    • Alexander Garcia Tobar: Principal, AGT Group, Inc
    • Bhavin Shah: CEO, Refresh, Inc.
    • Bob Rosin: VP Business Development, LinkedIn
    • Bram Cohen: Founder/Chief Scientist, BitTorrent
    • Bubba Murarka: Business Development, Facebook
    • Chris Hogg: Founder & CEO, 100Plus
    • Dan Arkind: Founder & CEO, JobScore
    • David Weekly: Product Manager, internet.org @ facebook
    • David Higley: Managing Partner, Bond Lane Partners
    • Eddie Hartman: co-Founder, LegalZoom
    • Gagan Biyani: CoFounder, Fresh
    • Holly Liu: CoFounder, Chief of Staff, Kabam
    • Jared Goralnick: Founder & CEO, AwayFind
    • Jared Hansen: Founder & CEO, Breezy
    • Jason Calacanis: CEO, Mahalo.com
    • Jeff Bonforte: CEO, Xobni
    • Jonathan Greechan: Partner, Founder Institute
    • Jose De Dios: CEO, Aplaz
    • Justin Wilcox: CTO, Nimbus Health
    • Karl Shaikh: Founder , Interpreters-On-Call
    • Kate Rutter: Co-Founder, LUXr
    • Madeline Duva: Advisor, Eye-Fi
    • Mark Pincus: CEO, U.S. Small Business Administration
    • Michael Seibel: CEO, Socialcam
    • Misha Chellam: Cofounder & COO, Scanadu
    • Munjal Shah: CEO, Like.com
    • Peter Pham: CEO, BillShrink
    • Phil Libin: CEO, Evernote
    • Philip Kaplan: Founder and CEO, ADHD Labs
    • Rajesh Setty: Serial Entrepreneur and Author. co-founder and President, WittyParrot
    • Russ Fradin: Chairman & CEO, Dynamic Signal
    • Russell Klusas: Founder, Tradecraft
    • Sami Inkinen: Co-Founder, Board Member, Trulia
    • Seth Sternberg: co-founder & ceo, Meebo
    • Tim Hyer: Founder & CEO, Getable
    • Wayne Willis: Managing Partner, Nodal Partners
    • Will Bunker: Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of One-and-Only (became Match.com)
    • Ziv Gillat: Co-Founder & VP of Business Development, Eye-Fi

During the semester, class members will receive invaluable insight and feedback directly from these top entreprenurs to help them build meaningful and enduring companies. Adeo Ressi will also be offering recurring one-on-one Office Hours with Founders throughout the course and beyond.

Not only has this roster of mentors created billions of dollars of shareholder value for their own companies, but previous semesters of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute have also spawned great companies such as UdemyRetailigence, GetableBreezyShopalizeSkimbleYumvyZirtualSpikes, and many more. 

For more information and a preview on the Silicon Valley semester, come join us for a free upcoming event:

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. In only 6 years of operation, over 1,550 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 Silicon Valley and launch a company in 2014.

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