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Silicon Valley Founder Institute Early Applications Due Sunday

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-03-07

The Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator, is preparing to launch the special Silicon Valley Spring 2015 Semester.

Adeo, the CEO of the Founder Institute, is an eight-time entrepreneur who has created $2 billion in shareholder value, and his previous Silicon Valley semesters have spawned great companies like UdemyRetailigenceCake HealthGetableBreezyShopalizeSkimbleYumvyZirtualSpikes, and many more. During the semester, Adeo will host recurring one-on-one Office Hours with Founders, providing insight and feedback to help them build meaningful and enduring companies. 

This Sunday (2015-02-22) is the Early Application Deadline. If you apply by Sunday, you get to take the Predictive Admissions Test for free ($50 value), and are also eligible to receive one of several Founder Institute Fellowships.

In addition to Adeo, this exclusive semester will feature talks from many Silicon Valley startup luminaries, all of whom come directly from some of the most successful startups in the world, including:

This semester is guaranteed to fill up, so if you could benefit from expert training and advice to launch a technology startup, 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.

Futhermore, participants in the Bay Area will receive expert training and feedback from an impressive list of mentors, including; 

  • 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
  • Andrew Goldner: Co-Founder & CEO
  • Andrew Lee: CEO, Esper
  • Andrew Filev: Founder&CEO, Wrike
  • Avery Lyford: Chief Customer Officer, InfoStretch
  • Benjamin Young: CEO, Nexercise
  • Bhavin Shah: CEO, Refresh, Inc.
  • Bjoern Lasse Herrmann: CEO, Compass (formerly Startup Genome)
  • Bob Rosin: VP Business Development, LinkedIn
  • Brian Beaver: VP, Executive Creative Director, Sony Corporation
  • Bubba Murarka: Partner, DFJ
  • Carter Laren: Founder/CEO, Inara Ventures
  • Chris Hogg: Founder & CEO, 100Plus
  • Dan Arkind: Founder & CEO, JobScore
  • David Weekly: Product Manager, internet.org @ facebook
  • Eddie Hartman: co-Founder, LegalZoom
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Founder and Principal, Finien
  • Gagan Biyani: CoFounder, Fresh
  • Gleb Budman: Co-founder and CEO, Backblaze
  • Holly Liu: CoFounder, Chief of Staff, Kabam
  • Jared Goralnick: Founder & CEO, AwayFind
  • Jared Hansen: Founder & CEO, Breezy
  • Jason Calacanis: CEO, Mahalo.com
  • Jason Nazar: CEO, Docstoc
  • Jay Jamison: Founder & President
  • Jeff Bonforte: CEO, Xobni
  • Jeff Lee: Founder & CEO, Cost Cooperative
  • Jeremy Geiger: CEO, Retailigence
  • Jill Stelfox: VP & GM, Location Solutions, Zebra
  • Joanna Riley Weidenmiller: CEO, 1-Page
  • Joe Betts Lacroix: Co-Founder, OQO
  • John Albietz: CTO, Co-Founder, Airstack.io
  • John Mc Intyre: Managing Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator
  • Jonathan Greechan: Partner, Founder Institute
  • Justin Wilcox: CTO, Nimbus Health
  • Justin Mares: Co-author, Traction book
  • Karl Shaikh: Founder , Interpreters-On-Call
  • Kate Rutter: Co-Founder, LUXr
  • Leila Banijamali: CEO & Founder, Startup Documents
  • Madeline Duva: Advisor, Eye-Fi
  • Marcos Polanco: CEO, Clearshore
  • Mark Manning: VP Worldwide Technical Services, Vorstack Corporation
  • Marlon Nichols: Partner, Intel Capital
  • Matt Belitsky: Start Up Consultant, The Data Guy
  • Michael Seibel: CEO, Socialcam
  • Misha Chellam: Cofounder & COO, Scanadu
  • Munjal Shah: CEO, Like.com
  • Nir Eyal: Founder and Former CEO, AdNectar
  • Nitin Pachisia: Founding Partner, Unshackled
  • Patrick Lee: Co-Founder, Hobo Labs
  • Peter Pham: CEO, BillShrink
  • Peter Shanley: Evangelist , Neo Innovation
  • 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
  • Taek Chung: CEO and Founder, AdHusky
  • Tim Ferriss
  • Tim Hyer: Founder & CEO, Getable
  • Walter Roth: CEO, inward.me
  • 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

  • And many more to be announced. 

In only 5 years of operation, over 1,563 graduate companies across 92 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 Bay Area and launch a company in 2014.

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