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Time is Running Out to Apply to the Sydney Founder Institute

Posted by Duke Lee on 2014-04-18

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

Applications to the Sydney Autumn 2014 Semester close this Sunday (2014-04-20). 

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 5 years of operation, over 1,185 graduate companies across 66 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 Benson: Director, Recognition PR
  • Adam Long: Strategist, Step Change Marketing
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alan Jones: Chief Growth Hacker, BlueChilli
  • Alec Lynch: Managing Director, DesignCrowd
  • Andrew Rogers: Managing Director
  • Andrew Campbell: Co-founder, goCatch
  • Anselm Waterfield: Partner, AGT Group
  • Ari Klinger: Partner, Right Click Capital
  • Ashton Bishop: Head of Strategy, Step Change Marketing
  • Balder Tol: Manager, Tank Stream Labs
  • Bart Jellema: Founder, ZeroMail
  • Benjamin Chong: Partner, Right Click Capital
  • Bjorn Behrendt: Director and Co-Founder, ParcelPush
  • Brian Menzies: VP, Commercial Development, Vast Solar
  • Bridget Loudon: CEO, Expert360
  • Campbell Unsworth
  • Claire Robertson: Co-Director, Founder Institute, Perth Chapter
  • Daniel Ringrose: Intrapreneurial Change Consultant, Future Results
  • Darren Younger: Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, IPscape
  • David Jones: Founder, StreetHawk
  • David Shein: Chairman, Centric Wealth
  • David Siegel: Strategy Executive, Step Change Marketing
  • Dean McEvoy: Investor / Startup Mentor
  • Garry Visontay: General Partner, Sydney Seed Fund
  • Ian Gardiner: CEO, Viocorp
  • James Wakefield: Managing Director & Co-Founder, Institchu
  • Jeffrey Cooper: General Manager, Step Change Marketing
  • Jonathan Lui: Co-Founder & COO, AirTasker
  • Justus Hammer: Non-Executive Director
  • Kurt Falkenstein: Founder, General Standards
  • Marc Phillips: CEO, Arafura Ventures
  • Matt Allen: Director, DevLogic
  • Matthew Ho: Co-Founder and CEO, nativetongue.com
  • Mick Liubinskas: CEO, Pollenizer
  • Ned Moorfield: Co-founder, goCatch
  • Nic Lowe: Co-Founder, GoGet
  • Peter Cooper: Founder, Sydstart, Cooper Sydney
  • Peter James: Chairman, Ninefold
  • Phil Morle: Director, Pollenizer
  • Rebekah Campbell: CEO, Posse
  • Robin Mc Gowan: Managing Director & Co-Founder, Institchu
  • Robin Sallay: Co-Founder and Director, Start Local
  • Roby Sharon Zipser: CFO, hipages Group
  • Rohan Wallace: Principal
  • Sebastien Eckersley Maslin: CEO, BlueChilli
  • Soren Harner: Founder, Permaling
  • Stefan Broda: Founder, BeforeWeDo
  • Tim Fung: CEO, AirTasker
  • Tom Frazier: CEO, ProcessGo!
  • Vaughan Knight: Founder
 

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

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