Bogota Founder Institute Final Deadline Extended!

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-04-04

The Founder Institute is excited to announce that the Final Application Deadline for the Bogota semester has been extended till Sunday, April 6th. The deadline was extended to accommodate the large number of event attendees, and to give more time for those who have not applied yet.

To join the exclusive Bogata Fall 2015 (Configuration) Semester, you must complete an application by (2015-10-25).

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 1,563 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. 

The Bogotá Chapter will take place 2015-11-02, and will be led by local leader Alan Colmenares, a Managing Partner at Socialatom Ventures, an international team of entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals that invests in and partners with high-technology companies.

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

  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alan Colmenares: Managing Partner, Socialatom Ventures
  • Alejandro Gonzalez: CEO and Studio Director, Brainz
  • Alexander Torrenegra: Co-founder and CEO, VoiceBunny and Torrenegra Labs
  • Allan Davis: Managing Partner
  • Andrew Lee: CEO, Esper
  • Antonio Faillace: Founder, AuthorsGlobe
  • Brian Reale: Brian Reale - Co-founder and CEO, Colosa, Inc. (Bogotá FI), Colosa, Inc.
  • Camilo Gómez: CEO & Founder, SnappyGo
  • Carl Petter Boehlke: Product and Innovation, Esmoviles
  • Chad Smalley: CEO, Guia Media
  • Conrad Egusa: Founder, Brownstein & Egusa
  • Cynthia Traeger: CEO, Pacific Siren International LLC
  • Dan Gertsacov: Dan Gertsacov - CEO, Americas Region (Bogota FI)
  • Dave Parker: Serial Entrepreneur, VP, UP Global
  • Esteban Mancuso: Managing Partner, Velum Ventures SAS
  • Federico Ortega: Sr. Product Manager, Globant
  • Gabe Zichermann: Author, Speaker, Advisor, Gamification Co
  • Gary Gaessler: Gary Gaessler - Co-Founder & Market Builder, Cloud Elements (Chicago FI)
  • George Vargas Garcia: Gerente - Capital de Inversion & Fondos, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional
  • Guido Becher: CEO, Netactica
  • Hans Christian Boehlke: Commercial Director,
  • Ian Haet: CEO and Co-Founder, Startup Stock Exchange
  • Jeff Stewart: Founder & CEO, Lenddo
  • John Freddy Vega Forero: John Freddy Vega Forero - CEO, (Bogota FI) ,
  • Juan Salcedo: Co-founder, TAPPSI
  • Juan Carlos Martinez: CEO,
  • Luis Flórez: Manager Dynamic Entrepreneurship, Innpulsa Colombia
  • Luis Enrique García De Brigard: C.E.O., Off Bound Adventures
  • Martin Schrimpff: Business Development Director, Pagosonline
  • Mauricio Bejarano: Chief Strategy Officer/Board Member, ZIO Studios
  • Michael Puscar: Founder, Grupo Internacional de Technología de Punta
  • Nick Aldridge: CEO, Kogi Mobile S.A.S.
  • Nico Perez: Co-Founder,
  • Peter Ostroske: Founder,
  • Ranjith Kumaran: Founder, PunchTab
  • Ted Alling: Partner , Lamp Post Group
  • Tyler Crowley: Tyler Crowley - Founder & CEO, Skweal (Paris FI), Skweal
  • Wim Vernaeve: Co-founder, Green Park Investment Partners
  • Ziv Gillat: Ziv Gillat - Co-founder, Eye-Fi (Silicon Valley FI), Eye-Fi

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

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