Gold Sponsor

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati  is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past four decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector. 

 

Silver Sponsor

Promotional Partners

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: Aaron Patzer - Founder and CEO, Mint.com (San Francisco FI), 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
  • Ben Larson: Director, Founder Institute, San Francisco Bay Area
  • Benjamin Young: CEO, Nexercise
  • Bhavin Shah: CEO, Refresh, Inc.
  • Bjoern Lasse Herrmann: CEO, Compass (formerly Startup Genome)
  • Bob Rosin: Bob Rosin - VP Business Development, LinkedIn (San Francisco FI) , 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: Dan Arkind - Founder & CEO, JobScore (San Francisco FI) , JobScore
  • Daniel Saccani: President, Ravix Group, Inc.
  • David Weekly: Product Manager, internet.org @ facebook
  • David Wu: General Partner, Maveron Capital
  • Eddie Hartman: co-Founder, LegalZoom
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Fabian Geyrhalter - Founder and Principal, Finien (San Francisco FI), Finien
  • Gagan Biyani: Gagan Biyani - CoFounder, Fresh (San Francisco FI) , Fresh
  • Giselle Bisson: CEO, Visibility Shift
  • Gleb Budman: Co-founder and CEO, Backblaze
  • Holly Liu: CoFounder, Chief of Staff, Kabam
  • Ian Mc Carthy: COO, BrightSky Labs
  • Iris Charabi Berggren: Leadership Coach, IRIS cb
  • Jared Goralnick: Founder & CEO, AwayFind
  • Jared Hansen: Founder & CEO, Breezy
  • Jason Calacanis: Jason Calacanis - CEO, Mahalo.com (San Francisco FI) , Mahalo.com
  • Jason Nazar: Jason Nazar - CEO, Docstoc (Silicon Valley FI), Docstoc
  • Jay Jamison: Founder & President
  • Jeff Bonforte: Jeff Bonforte - CEO, Xobni (Silicon Valley FI) , 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
  • Joe Bezdek: Joe Bezdek - Co-founder, DivX (Silicon Valley FI) , DivX, Inc.
  • John Albietz: CTO, Co-Founder, Airstack.io
  • John Mc Intyre: Managing Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator
  • Jonathan Greechan: Co-Founder, Founder Institute
  • Justin Wilcox: Founder, Customer Development Labs
  • Justin Mares: Co-author, Traction book
  • Karl Shaikh: Founder , Interpreters-On-Call
  • Kate Rutter: Co-Founder, LUXr
  • Leila Banijamali: Leila Banijamali - CEO & Founder, Startup Documents (San Francisco FI) , Startup Documents
  • Lucas Gozálvez: Founder & CEO, Icinetic
  • Madeline Duva: Advisor, Eye-Fi
  • Marcos Polanco: CEO, Clearshore
  • Mark Manning: Former Co-Founder & COO, DODOcase
  • 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
  • Prem Kumta: Co-Founder Up All Night / CEO Flavor Group , Up All Night
  • Rajesh Setty: Rajesh Setty - Co-founder and CMO, iCharts (Silicon Valley FI), WittyParrot
  • Ruben Rohde: Brand Experience, Acano
  • 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
  • Valerie Chan: Founder Co-CEO, Forq, Inc.
  • Victor Chapela: Victor Chapela - Founder & CEO, Suggestic (Silicon Valley FI), Suggestic
  • 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: Ziv Gillat - Co-founder, Eye-Fi (Silicon Valley FI), 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.

Feedback Form

We welcome your feedback to improve the Institute. Please contact us using the form below, and we will get back to you promptly.
Your Email Address:
Message to the Institute:
What is ? (enter the answer below):
Close Window