The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Startup Accelerator, is in the final stage of testing for the opening of its newest chapter in Tomsk for the Spring of 2014.
The testing phase ends 2014-10-12, so if you'd like to help bring this great program to Tomsk, please fill out this form today and then spread the word.
In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising 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.
Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 150 cities and 60 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 2,000 companies, which have created over 20,000 new jobs. The company's mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.
In order to complete the testing phase in Tomsk, the Founder Institute is hosting free startup events this week;
Leading the Founder Institute’s efforts in Tomsk are Pavel Pravdin and Oleg Malsagov. Pavel Pravdin a technology entrepreneur, mentor of several dozens of projects, co-founder of GPST startup accelerator, and local promoter of technology entrepreneurship. Oleg Malsagov is an analyst, businessman, and consultant, with main competences in management, marketing, sales, system analysis, and reputation management.
Other successful entrepreneurs who have signed on to mentor founders in the program include:
- Anton Titkov: CEO, Business Incubator in TUSUR University
- Peter Vesterbacka: Mighty Eagle, Rovio Mobile Ltd.
- Александр Ратахин: Младший партнер, ДРБ, ГК АТЕК
- Алексей Князев: Доктор химических наук, старший научный сотрудник, ТГУ
- Кирилл Зуев: CTO, bombsquare
- Михаил Бакланов: CEO, ZOOM TV
- Ольга Пасечник: Основатель, Multi Media Bank
- Роман Малахов: CEO, ZOOM
- Сергей Дорофеев: Технический директор, Rubius
- Станислав Елисеев: Директор, USERSTORY
- And many more to be announced.
(Tomsk photo from Shutterstock)