Time is Running Out to Apply to the Sydney Founder Institute

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-04-18

Join us this Autumn and launch a company in Sydney with the Founder Institute!

Applications to the Sydney Spring 2016 Semester close this Sunday (2016-08-28). 

If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Sydney, then 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.

In only 8.5 years of operation, over 2,000 graduate companies across 150 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. 

The graduating class of this past Sydney semester was covered by Rose Powell on Startup Smart in an article titled, "Why only a third of accelerator participants made it through the Sydney Founder Institute".

The Sydney chapter is led by Benjamin Chong, a partner at the investment firm Right Click Capital. Chong has a track record of investing and building successful companies, including Jetabroad, one of Australia's leading online travel companies.

In addition, participants in Sydney will receive expert training and feedback from an impressive list of mentors, including; 

  • Adam Long: Strategist, Step Change Marketing
  • Adam Benson: Director, Recognition PR
  • Adeline Chu: Mentor & Advisor
  • Alan Jones: Chief Growth Hacker, BlueChilli
  • Alli Baker: CEO, Workible
  • Andrew Rogers: Managing Director, Anchor
  • Andy Welsh: CIO, Booking Boss
  • Anne Moore: CEO, Plando
  • Anselm Waterfield: Partner, AGT Group
  • Ari Klinger: Partner, Right Click Capital
  • Balder Tol: Manager, Tank Stream Labs
  • Ben Pecotich: Managing Director / Principal Designer & Consultant, Dynamic4
  • Benjamin Chong: Partner, Right Click Capital
  • Bjorn Behrendt: Director and Co-Founder, ParcelPush
  • Bosco Tan: COO, Pocketbook
  • Brendan Yell: Community Development Director, AU/NZ, SoftLayer
  • Brian Menzies: VP, Commercial Development, Vast Solar
  • Christian Magel: Founder & CMO, amaysim Australia
  • Christie Whitehill: Founder, Hatching Lab
  • Claudia Barriga-Larriviere: Creator | Co-Founder | EiR , Startup Milkshake | South Bondi | ABC
  • Craig Blair: Partner, AirTree Ventures
  • Daniel Ringrose: Business Coach, Future Results
  • Danny Adams: Founder, GoFar
  • Darren Younger: Director, IPscape
  • David Jones: Founder, StreetHawk
  • David Peters: CEO, Emagine International
  • David Siegel: Strategy Executive, Step Change Marketing
  • Dean McEvoy: Investor / Startup Mentor
  • Debra Taylor: Commercial Director, IDats
  • Dominic Bressan: CEO, AirService
  • Emily Yue: Co-founder, Expert360
  • Eric Frost
  • Fraser Taylor: CMO, Various
  • Garry Visontay: General Partner, Sydney Seed Fund
  • Gen George: Founder and MD, OneShift
  • Ian Gardiner: Startup business development, Amazon Web Services
  • Ilter Dumduz: Co-founder, Blys
  • James Chin Moody: CEO, Sendle
  • James Taylor: VP APAC, Yieldify
  • Jeremy White: CEO, Connect Golf
  • Justin Dombrowski: Founder/Principal, Historiocity Tech
  • Justus Hammer: MR, Axis7
  • Katryna Dow: CEO, Meeco
  • Kurt Falkenstein: Founder, General Standards
  • Leon Spencer: Senior Journalist, ARN
  • Mandeep Sodhi: CEO, HashChing
  • Matt Knee: Founder, Work Ninja
  • Matt Allen: Director, DevLogic
  • Matt Taylor: CMO, HelloFresh
  • Matthew Ho: Co-Founder and CEO, nativetongue.com
  • Mike Nicholls: Director, Intellectual Ventures
  • Ned Moorfield: CEO & Co-founder, goCatch
  • Neil Roodyn: Director, nsquared solutions
  • Nic Lowe: Co-Founder, GoGet
  • Nicole Kersh: Former MD - 4Cabling, Current Founder - The Content Folk
  • Paul Wenck: Managing Director, BCSG Australia
  • Pete Cooper: Founder, The Start Society
  • Phil Morle: Phil Morle - Director, Pollenizer (Perth FI) , Pollenizer
  • Rachel White: CFO, Verde Group
  • Rajeev Gupta: CEO, GeckoLife
  • Rayn Ong: Director, Ong Heng Investments
  • Rebekah Campbell: CEO, Posse
  • Rob Rattray: Non-executive Director, easyinvoice.io
  • Roby Sharon Zipser: CFO, hipages Group
  • Ryan Cross: CEO, Cross Functional
  • Sandra Mau: CEO, TrademarkVision
  • Sarah Beckwith: CEO, Doctus
  • Sebastien Eckersley Maslin: CEO, BlueChilli
  • Shaun Thambyah
  • Simon Lee: CEO, PromisePay
  • Steve Fanale: CEO, DriveYello
  • Tim Fung: CEO, AirTasker
  • Vaughan Knight: Founder, Bit Rave

                                        We hope you will join us in Sydney and launch a company in 2014.

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